I was wondering if anyone knew of any good synthetic power steering
fluids. A few years back, I had 1993 Ford Ranger and a round 200,000
kilometers, the power steering became inefficient and very noisy. One
day I was in Walmart and noticed the store brand synthetic power
steering fluid that was about $1.50 or so. I bought it and with a
turkey baster removed some fluid (there is no drain on a ford power
steering pump) and then topped it up with the synthetic from Walmart.
In a few minutes after starting the engine, the noise went away and
power steering work almost like new again. I had to do the same thing
about 50,000 kilometers later and had the same results. The downside
is that Walmart doesn't sell a synthetic power steering fluid anymore.
The only other brand that I came by was Valvoline's but that cost
around $10 which I could pay knowing that it would eliminate the wine
and moan from the power steering pump in my 1998 Ford Windstar. Anyone
have any suggests on a good synthetic power steering fluid or even a
transmission fluid that I could use?
That product is spec'd for your 1993 Ranger's Power Steering Fluid.
You can also use the Online Application Guide to double check.
On 11 Nov 2006 18:34:15 -0800, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
Power steering fluid, just like engine oil and transmission oil, needs
to be periodically flushed. Refilling with Dexron transmission fluid,
or in your case, synthetic Dexron should quiet it down. I've also heard
of using Lubeguard Red (google it) will help.
Many Ford products of that era, like the Taurus/Sale and MN12 T-Bird/Cougar
used type F transmission fluid for power steering fluid. I have read that
people with these cars have successfully replaced type F fluid with Mobil 1
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