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Old 05-09-2013, 04:31 PM   #1
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How much break and power steering fluid?

The dealer told me I need to have my power steering and brake fluid replaced and I forgot to ask them the amounts needed. Im going to put Amsoil in both. Also I read that ATF is used for the power steering, is that correct?

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Do you have an owners manual?
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Old 05-09-2013, 05:38 PM   #3
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Yes I do but no where in it can I find info about the amounts needed.
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yes ATF fluid works in the power steering fulid, to change the brake fluid suck out all the fluid from the master cyliner and refill with new fluid, then start bleeding the brakes and keep topping off with new fluid.
power steering, suck out old fluid, replace, work steering wheel back and forth for a while and repeat from start a couple times.
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The dealer told me I need to have my power steering and brake fluid replaced and I forgot to ask them the amounts needed. Im going to put Amsoil in both. Also I read that ATF is used for the power steering, is that correct?

Thanks in advance.
You sure the dealer isn't just trying to sell you a service? This is very easy to do, especially the power steering fluid...there is an excellent write-up on how to flush it. Look at both fluids - are they low/discolored/etc?

I ask this because my dealer told me the same thing when I had my transmission flushed. My power steering fluid was old (dark) and low, so I got a couple of bottles of ATF (dexron III) and did the flush myself following the steps shown in one of the write-ups. SUPER EASY. They also said my brake fluid was low/needed replacing. Well, I checked and it was a little down but no where near the low mark (lower than full because of pad wear) and no discoloration at all. All this is easy to do and will save you a hell of a lot of money rather than having the dealer do it...
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The power steering looks like coffee and the brake fluid looks like tea. They said theres water in the brake fluid. Im having someone else do the work and ordering Amsoil which is why I was asking the amounts. It seems based on what others have said 2qts of each should be plenty to flush and refill both.
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I used a gallon to flush n fill the P/S, and I had a little left over. 2 quarts is safe to have for a brake flush, but I've not used more than a quart n a pint on most of the flushes I've done, and I flush the heck out of it. I used regular store brand Dexron3 for the P/S, and Valvoline synthetic DOT4 brake fluid. I imagine if you put your truck through some serious use, go with the higher end fluids, but, what ever piece of mind you need, then go for it. Good luck
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I've noticed that my power steering fluid in the container is below the low line. I have also read here that Toyota used some BG atf fluid? I was not able to find anything like that for sale around here. Can I just top it off with Mobil 1 Synthetic ATF not knowing which particular ATF fluid is in the system now? I will eventually do a power steering fluid flush according to one of the DIY here. Thanks.

http://www.canadiantire.ca/AST/brows...on%2BFluid.jsp
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I've noticed that my power steering fluid in the container is below the low line. I have also read here that Toyota used some BG atf fluid? I was not able to find anything like that for sale around here. Can I just top it off with Mobil 1 Synthetic ATF not knowing which particular ATF fluid is in the system now? I will eventually do a power steering fluid flush according to one of the DIY here. Thanks.

http://www.canadiantire.ca/AST/brows...on%2BFluid.jsp
Not sure. I know that the cap says Dexron ATF, so one would assume that's ok. Others will know more, though. I did a flush with mine using Valvoleen. Very easy and quick!
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