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OH S@*T.. wrong fluids added!!

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by TIPICOTACO, Apr 21, 2011.

  1. Apr 21, 2011 at 6:36 AM
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    TIPICOTACO

    TIPICOTACO [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Hey, so I've been experiencing a serious whine whenever I first start my truck in the morning. It goes away within a mile or so from home. I thought it was belts with the changing weather, but I was told that I was low on Power Steering Fluid so I went out and grabbed some and filled it up. The whine however still persists after a week.

    This morning I took another look at the bottle of fluid that I added and its for HONDA and ACURA only!!! :eek: WTF did I do?!?

    Is this gonna screw up my truck? If so how can I drain it and add the right fluid?

    TIA . . . . Tyler
     
  2. Apr 21, 2011 at 6:40 AM
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    Hiatt1991

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    your screwed. jk. :) But seriously drain those fluids immediately and add the correct ones. Don't drive it till this has been done.
     
  3. Apr 21, 2011 at 7:02 AM
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    TIPICOTACO

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    well crap that's what I was affraid of. Does a professional have to do it? or is it as easy as an oil change (i doubt it :()

    thanks for the responses...
     
  4. Apr 21, 2011 at 8:07 AM
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    Supra TT

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    Should be running ATF fluid in your PS pump.
     
  5. Apr 22, 2011 at 11:29 PM
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    ronman737

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    I put powersteering fluid in my brake res once in my old 4runner. IT SUCKED. Once it cycled into the lines the brakes would lock up on one side of the calipers and vibrate like a s.o.b. DONT DO IT.
     
  6. Apr 22, 2011 at 11:32 PM
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    rab89

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    x2, for honda or not, your pump is ruined if you ran it with power steering fluid. supposed to be automatic trans fluid.
     
  7. Apr 23, 2011 at 8:35 AM
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    I would say the pump was bad before you did this, judging by the whine. Now it's definitely done for. I would take it to a shop and have them put a new pump in and bleed it all. Unless you can do it and save some labor cost.
     
  8. Apr 23, 2011 at 8:42 AM
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    oooohhhh!!!!!!!!!!!! good luck!!! you might be able to save it. you will just have to try and see!!!! keep us updated on how it turns out!!!!
     
  9. Apr 23, 2011 at 10:39 AM
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    yeah we put power steering fluid in the power steering pump and blew all the seals, apparently power steering fluid doesn't work for power steering systems :p have fun fixing it haha
     
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