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Old 03-18-2010, 02:15 AM   #1
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Mustang 1973 Power Steering fluid?

I just need to be 100% sure...
I see 3 dip sticks on my 73 Mustang, the first one in the front is the motor oil, the second in the back is the transmission's oil and I see a little one in the right/front part...that is the power steering fluid right?
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Old 03-18-2010, 03:10 AM   #2
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You are absolutely right. That type of Ford power steering pump was a round canister with a tube sticking up out of the back and used the short dipstick as the way to check it. And it DOES NOT say power steering fluid on it. It is just a little curved handle that looks like your oil and transmission dipsticks. And the stick itself may or may not have a grid or a bunch of X looking marks on it, but either way, it will have the C and H marks. And as you probably already know, that is your oil level marks, depending on whether the engine is cold or hot. On that type of power steering canister, pour the fluid in very slowly and not much at a time. While you are in the process of doing that, check the level fairly often. It is VERY EASY to overfill those type if you aren't careful. I was so glad when Ford started using the GM style resovoirs. You could at least see down in them to see how much you were getting in them. And yes, ATF will work fine for p/s fluid. Any good Dexron/Mercon fluid.
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Old 03-18-2010, 03:19 AM   #3
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yes it is small and has a very short stick with 2 marks on the bottom that shows full and add
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You've got it!
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Old 03-18-2010, 04:55 AM   #5
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yes, that's for your P/S
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Old 03-18-2010, 05:46 AM   #6
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Should be. Should also mount directly ontop of the powersteering pump. This will have a fan belt going to the front pulley of the pump with 2 hoses exiting the pump.

You can use Automatic Transmission Fluid (ATF). Power steering fluid is basically ATF in a smaller bottle with a higher prices.

New cars sometimes require the clear powersteering fluid but you 1973 will do fine with ATF
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Old 03-18-2010, 06:08 AM   #7
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its the dipstick on the power steering pump........its a short dipstick about 3or 4 inches long.. it sez power sreering fluid on top.....
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