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Can you add new power steering fluid to old?
Last Updated: 15th May, 2020
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Likewise, people ask, can you mix old and new power steering fluid?
As long as the replacement or top up fluid is the correct type for the car, there should be no problem in mixing different brands of power steering fluids. Just double check that you are looking at the correct reservoir.
Similarly, how much power steering fluid should I add? If the dipstick or reservoir level is between “MIN” and “MAX,” you don't need to add fluid. If the fluid is below the “MIN” line, remove the cap (or leave the dipstick out) and add power steering fluid in small amounts, checking the level after each time. Don't fill it above the “MAX” line.
Consequently, does power steering fluid go bad?
Power steering fluid can be stored for several years in a sealed container. However the standards for power steering fluid vary by manufacturer and model year. The vehicle you are driving 5 years from now may not use the same fluid. No, it is not as hygroscopic as brake fluid.
Can I put any power steering fluid in my car?
Different vehicle applications may require different types of power steering fluid. Some use ATF transmission fluid such as Dexron, Mercon, Type F, ATF+4, etc.) but many newer vehicles use some type of synthetic-based hydraulic fluid that is specifically formulated for power steering use.