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Old 04 Jun 2006, 07:33 am   #1 (permalink)
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How often should I change this?

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Old 04 Jun 2006, 07:35 am   #2 (permalink)
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aiuser wrote:
> How often should I change this?
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By the way, its a 2000 Camry V6.

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Old 04 Jun 2006, 07:35 am   #3 (permalink)
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I dont know if the manual says ever, I sucked mine out with a meat
baister at 70000m , it was black. Many models use ATF fluid, look on the
cap for your correct fluid.

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Old 04 Jun 2006, 09:24 am   #4 (permalink)
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aiuser wrote:
> aiuser wrote:
> > How often should I change this?
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> > Thanks

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> By the way, its a 2000 Camry V6.

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Call your dealer and get the price for a new steering rack (installed)
then decide.
Pump and rack seals, - fluid seals generally, last longer with cleaner
fluid.
A battery bulb, for a few dollars, makes changing the fluid in the
reservoir simple and quick.
You won't get it all that way, but if you change it at oil change
intervals a few times you'll see a noticeable improvement in the
appearance of the fluid.

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Old 04 Jun 2006, 03:40 pm   #5 (permalink)
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On 4 Jun 2006 05:33:08 -0700, "aiuser" <tsiu2k@yahoo.ca> wrote:

>How often should I change this?
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>Thanks


FYI:

I changed the PS fluid in my 94 Camry V6 for the first time in 2002 (95k miles),
using Valvoline ATF. Within 4 months, the pump and both sides of the rack were
leaking fluid. I replaced them both with new $factory$ parts, and used Pentosin
CHF 11S, synthetic PS fluid (green can), available at VW, Porsche and Volvo
dealers. Hasn't leaked a drop since.
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Old 04 Jun 2006, 04:40 pm   #6 (permalink)
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According to my car manual (91 4 cyl), the fluid should be dextron II.
Should I stick with ATF or switch to PS fluid, like Jim suggested? How can
I tell which PS fluid is right for my car besides Dextron? I read some
descussion about this issue before, but I have never got a final answer.

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Old 05 Jun 2006, 11:18 am   #7 (permalink)
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"bauz" <b_nospam@nospam.hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> According to my car manual (91 4 cyl), the fluid should be dextron II.
> Should I stick with ATF or switch to PS fluid, like Jim suggested? How can
> I tell which PS fluid is right for my car besides Dextron? I read some
> descussion about this issue before, but I have never got a final answer.


If the manufacturer says ATF, then it is probably okay.
GM stopped using ATF a long time ago in the common applications I know of.

Unfortunately, long ago and before I learned of this, I used ATF in my Buick
Regal.
Failure ensued rather quickly.


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Old 06 Jun 2006, 07:24 pm   #8 (permalink)
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On Sun, 04 Jun 2006 17:40:20 -0400, "bauz"
<b_nospam@nospam.hotmail.com> wrote:

>According to my car manual (91 4 cyl), the fluid should be dextron II.
>Should I stick with ATF or switch to PS fluid, like Jim suggested? How can
>I tell which PS fluid is right for my car besides Dextron? I read some
>descussion about this issue before, but I have never got a final answer.


My '92 was leaking. I went looking for Dextron II ATF. I was told at
the shop that what's being sold as just plain old power steering fluid
is the same thing. There are just a couple of manufacturers like Volvo
that use a mineral oil based stuff. I got some that was supposed to
stop leaks and lube the seals. It worked great. No more leaks.

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