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post #1 of 11 Old 09-11-2011, 12:06 PM Thread Starter
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Is power stearing fluid and ATF the same in a jeep power stearing unit?

Older fords use ATF for power stearing. Is it the same in a jeep?

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post #2 of 11 Old 09-11-2011, 12:08 PM
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been running atf in my ps pump for 3 yrs in my jeep and 8 in my truck with no issues just cause its cheaper.
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no its not the same.

they used to run atf in the power steering back in the old days, but i wouldnt recommend it.

is it really worth saving 3 dollars to risk burning up your p/s pump?

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no its not the same.

they used to run atf in the power steering back in the old days, but i wouldnt recommend it.

is it really worth saving 3 dollars to risk burning up your p/s pump?
All the new Chryslers use ATF+4 instead of P.S. fluid... Just saying...

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post #6 of 11 Old 09-11-2011, 09:05 PM
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I've always used ATF in everything instead of PS fluid. 5 trucks, nice car, Jeep, tractors, 2 motorhomes, the only PS pump failure I've had in on an '87 Chevy 350TBI because the bearing failed on the front of the pump. The belt tensioner locked up.

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post #7 of 11 Old 09-11-2011, 10:31 PM
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I feel that using ATF instead of PS fluid was a big factor in my PS pump self-destructing. I would use what the factory recommends; there's a reason for it. Just sayin'...

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post #8 of 11 Old 09-11-2011, 10:39 PM
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Atf use in a ps unit is to get you to a shop or a mech in an emergency. It is NOT the same. It isn't the same consistancy as ps fluid and in the long run is a bad idea, use it in an emergency if you get a leak, it will buy you some time to get it fixed.

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post #10 of 11 Old 09-12-2011, 10:36 AM
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who really knows :/

its one of those arguements that will never cease.

the general concensus is,

you SHOULD be fine running ATF,
you WILL be fine running P/S fluid.

take it as you wish.

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post #11 of 11 Old 09-12-2011, 12:14 PM
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^^^
Well said

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