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Old 12-17-2010, 11:55 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Synthetic Power steering Fluid

I read a post here recently about the power steering squeeling on cold days. The solution was to use synthetic fluid. Having purchased my truck in September and not knowing what is in it, I went in to NAPA and asked for synthetic power steering fluid and the clerk asked what year dodge. Mine is an 02 diesel, 6 speed manual and completely stock. He said that ATF+4 was recommended and that is what he uses, his is a 99. So I am posing the question to this forum, is ATF+4 what I should go with?
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People on here have used ATF+4 with success but they always say "at your own risk". The manual says not to use ATF at all. I live in FRIGID COLD, right now it's -20*C and I don't run synthetic. Not because I didn't want to, it just wasn't available when I did steering pump etc this year without buying a whole case (kind of a waste when I only needed 3 or 4 litres). So anyways, I run normal PS fluid and my steering is perfect now. I think the biggest issue is to change out as much as you can once a year and the pump will last a long time.
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I run and recommend AMSOIL Power Steering Fluid. I run it and my pump complains a ton less in severe cold.


For an easy fluid change, try the AMSOIL Fluid Extraction Pump.


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And Amsoil Synthetic PS fluid is what I wanted to run but it's hard to obtain. Tried the Royal Purple route too but that's where they wanted me to purchase a case (hell they didn't even know Royal Purple made a synthetic PS fluid!).
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Your friendly Cummins Forum AMSOIL Sponsor (ahem...) can take care of ya. Send me a PM if I can help. I can't post pricing on the open forums.

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Ever heard of "Death by Shipping"? Yeah, that's what our wallets experience up here in Canada for anything couriered across the line. If it can't be shipped USPS/Canada Post, it's really not worth it.
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Ever heard of "Death by Shipping"? Yeah, that's what our wallets experience up here in Canada for anything couriered across the line. If it can't be shipped USPS/Canada Post, it's really not worth it.
I can ship direct to you from our warehouses in Toronto and Edmonton.


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I read a post here recently about the power steering squeeling on cold days. The solution was to use synthetic fluid. Having purchased my truck in September and not knowing what is in it, I went in to NAPA and asked for synthetic power steering fluid and the clerk asked what year dodge. Mine is an 02 diesel, 6 speed manual and completely stock. He said that ATF+4 was recommended and that is what he uses, his is a 99. So I am posing the question to this forum, is ATF+4 what I should go with?
I have ATF+4 in mine for 3 years now. No issues, but I too warn people about its use. Don't want to tell somebody to do something that has potential shortcomings.

So with that said you could use your standard power steering fluid and add LubeGuard power steering fluid protectant. Lots of guys don't even flush the old, just add the LubeGuard. My Napa stores has it out here, but you have to ask for it as they keep it in the back. It's a tiny bottle (4oz), and is probably prone to walking out of the store. Anybody who has used it has reported great results. At the very least if you get the old fluid flushed with new you will probably notice much better performance.

Oh and a cheap baster will work great to remove the old fluid from the reservoir.
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I have used Valvoline PS fluid with great success. Add 1/2 bottle of the Lubegurad PS from NAPA if needed. You must get nearly all old fluid out. ATF+4 is not recomended for 2002 and prior. It will aireate due to system. I have posted a procedure for rehabilitate of a noisy pump previouslly. IT WORKS..
If your system does not have a PS cooler, you should consider especially with larger tires.
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I'll keep ya in mind if I end up changing the PS fluid next year. Right now it's a bit chilly to be working outside on things that don't have to be done.

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I think they were smoking bad meth when they dissed ATF for the power steering. My pump ran like crap and I blew out a hydroboost last year running non synth psf that was rated for Chrysler products. Now, I'm running ATF+4 and no more steering issues or braking issues...and we've already been down to -30.

If you're looking for Amsoil power steering fluid, it may be available at your local Peevey mart. They sell a variety of Amsoil products.
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