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What type of fluid is used for the power steering

When turning it is not smooth, it also makes a noise that sounds as though the reservoir is low. If it is the black reservoir in the driver front it is low. Its about a qt size cylinder, with a center closesure that has a dip stick attached to it. What fluid is used, It is not listed on the outer portion of the container like the brake fluid is.

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ATF M-III is what you need. That's what Mazda recommends.

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