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I might be an idiot, but I"ll let you guys be the judge.I noticed my power steering fluid was a little low on Monday. Without even thinking, I grabbed a bottle of Prestone steering fluid I had laying around and topped it off. It only needed about an ounce or so.It really seems like the steering has now been getting progressively stiffer since I added the other fluid. I"m worried that the two fluids might not be compatible or something.Anyone else ever heard of this? Should I rush to the dealership tomorrow morning to have it flushed or wait and see?
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Your only suppose to use Mopar+4 trans fluid for the power steering, Flush that stuff out before you ruin that 1400$$$$$ steering rack & pump
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Well I think I might just be paranoid. In thinking about it, the weather has been getting progressively colder over the past few days. This afternoon was a lot warmer so the stiff steering was magically cured after letting my car sit in the parking lot for 9 hours.I think I"ll wait and see for now. The amount of fluid I added was so small, I just can"t imagine it would cause that much of a problem. The Prestone is now in the trash though which is right where it belongs. ATF+4 from here on out!
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I"ve read a lot of different forums now and the general consensus is that mixing the two is not ideal or recommended, but harmless overall in small quantities at least. There are still a few people that recommend flushing it out though.I think for now I"m going to do the lazy flush myself. I"m headed to Napa to pick up a couple quarts of ATF and a generic fluid pump. I"ll use the pump to drain the reservoir, refill with ATF, run the engine for a couple minutes, rinse/repeat, until the two fresh quarts have been added to the system.It"s not the preferred method I realize, but it will dilute the PSF to an even more negligible level and be WAY cheaper than having the dealership completely flush the system.
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A power steering fluid flush shouldn"t cost all that much. Depending on your vehicle"s mileage, it might be a good idea to do it anyway.If your steering fluid was low, inspect the pressure line going from the pump to the rack. Mine was leaking and I had it replaced. I didn"t feel like dealing with it myself so I had the dealership do it, that way I had no worries about running the pump dry when re-filling the system.
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I"ve read a lot of different forums now and the general consensus is that mixing the two is not ideal or recommended, but harmless overall in small quantities at least. There are still a few people that recommend flushing it out though.I think for now I"m going to do the lazy flush myself. I"m headed to Napa to pick up a couple quarts of ATF and a generic fluid pump. I"ll use the pump to drain the reservoir, refill with ATF, run the engine for a couple minutes, rinse/repeat, until the two fresh quarts have been added to the system.It"s not the preferred method I realize, but it will dilute the PSF to an even more negligible level and be WAY cheaper than having the dealership completely flush the system.

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Flush is complete and the fluid is noticeably cleaner. The fluid only cost me about $10 and the whole process only took about 45 minutes.
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