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?