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Old 03-30-2005, 10:55 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Power Steering Fluid

I have a 1996 Toyota Camry and i put prestone power steering fluid in it today. I did not realize that it needed some other type of fluid. On the containter, it does not say anything but it being "comaptable" with most foreign cars. will it matter if its not the fluid the factory recommended?

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Thats really bad!!! You totally screwed it up if the fluid is different from factory, the seals will swell an burst eventully. Save up for new parts and dont do that again!








































J/K you should be fine. In the future try and use recommended fluid.

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i believe its dextron II. however, i wonder if it matters much
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cani just flush it out and change the fluid?

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i believe its dextron II. however, i wonder if it matters much
Check your manual, it should say Dexron II or ATF Dexron III
Better to get it from ur toyota dealer to just have the same power steering fluid.
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anyone know how to flsuh it?

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[QUOTE=97camryman]Thats really bad!!! You totally screwed it up if the fluid is different from factory, the seals will swell an burst eventully. Save up for new parts and dont do that again!



J/K you should be fine. In the future try and use recommended fluid.[/QUOTE]

aww crap....i didnt even see taht....nice one!
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Use a line wrench and open up one of the lines into the rack, put something under it to catch the fluid. Now open the PS cap where you would fill it. Then get in your car, and turn the wheel left to right until you hear no more fluid is coming out. Add more and repeat once and it should be cleared out near 100%
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