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Old 10-29-2013, 08:51 PM   #1
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Power Steering Fluid

I've had to add more power steering fluid to my car twice since about the beginning of summer. It was a fairly decent amount each time. I probably have a 1/4 of a bottle left. It was brand new for the first refill. Has anyone dealt with this before? Is it a sign of a developing problem? Any suggestions would be appreciated. 01 mustang gt by the way
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When you're making extreme turns do you hold it on the locks? Find a shop that does a free inspection and see if they notice anything or get under the car and check for any obvious signs yourself.
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My first thought would be to check for a leak somewhere. If I am not mistaken the power steering lines are ran through the hydroboost controller, do if you don't see any leaks coming from the ps reservoir our the ps rack, check the ps lines at the hydroboost controller
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Thanks guys! I don't think I hold it to the locks. A bottle of power steering fluid isn't very big so it might be hard to detect a leak. I'll snoop around when I get off of work tonight.
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Not sure about the 2001s, but my 04 Mach 1 uses ATF in the power steering, at least that is what the shop manual calls for
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Not sure about the 2001s, but my 04 Mach 1 uses ATF in the power steering, at least that is what the shop manual calls for
ATF, Power Steering fluid, Brake fluid... It's all hydraulic oil with different additves to prevent foaming, moisture contamination, etc.
ATF and power steering fluid are very much alike.

Check where the Hydroboost bolts to the firewall OP...
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ATF, Power Steering fluid, Brake fluid... It's all hydraulic oil with different additves to prevent foaming, moisture contamination, etc. ATF and power steering fluid are very much alike. Check where the Hydroboost bolts to the firewall OP...
Will do. Thanks!
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