I have a 2003 Buick Lesabre. I find that the owner's manual
specify a GM fluid only or equivalent.
GM Part# 1052884 (Pint) or 105007 (Quart).
I went out on the net and found out that you can buy this fluid
from any GM dealer. Well I went to Chevrolet and their's has a
different part #. If there is anyone out there that works with
GM autos maybe they can tell me what is a good equivalent for
this special unobtainium fluid that GM has formulated to make us
all buy Jap cars. Why is there no after market fluid available.
Well they changed the part number to 89020661 and there is no
One quart costs $7.00. Hooray for GM. If I was stuck somewhere
far from a Buick dealer I would have to use an unapproved fluid.
This is why their bonds are rated junk and when I finish wearing
out this car I will be looking to some other make.
How did you determine that there is no equivalent to GM's power steering
All of my GM vehicles specify a GM product for every fluid used in the
machine, but they always throw in "or equivalent" in the owner's manual.
Took a look at the Valvoline Web site and noted that their Pyroil power
steering fluid is recommended for GM, Ford, and Chrysler vehicles, but not
I have trouble believing that the power steering fluid used in your machine
is all that special and has no easily obtainable equivalent out there in the
And I certainly agree with you. Aftermarket suppliers will often document
their product is, or is not, compatible with a given application.
Use GM juice if you want, or an aftermarket acceptable if you don't. But
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