Question about 2003 Chevrolet Blazer
I need to add power steering fluid to my blazer. Federated Auto sold me ATF fluid (Dexron-III). Is this OK to use?
Yes, ATF is fine. You can put that in your power steering altho they make regular power steering fluid too.
You can't put ps fluid in a transmission.
Posted on Jan 11, 2013
I would NOT use transmission fluid in a power steering unit due to the fact that it will slowly make the unit fail as the hoses, and o-rings will swell and then start leaking. The units affected include the power steering unit itself, and rack and pinion unit You should only use either power steering fluid or hydraulic fluid as they are made for that application.
Posted on Jun 13, 2014
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Hello kapperkins: My name is Roger and I will help you. What is recommended fluid for your transmission is Dexron Synchro-mesh transmission fluid (GM. part # 12345349). with friction modifier. have never been able to to find the equivalent at any parts store. I would not put just Dexron in the transmission as it may not properly be able to lubricate the bearings. Could cause major transmission failure. The oil is not cheap but compared to the repairs due to lack of lubrication the price is cheap. Should you need further help please just ask. Please rate the answer you received. Thank You for using Fix Ya. Roger
Posted on May 22, 2010
first and it's sort of obvious... make sure the motor is off.... look for a cap at the front of the motor where the fan belt is... may even be labled power steering ... you add the fluid there
Posted on Jan 29, 2009
the power steering fluid resevoir is located on the passenger side of the engine compartment near the fire wall. mostimes in order to fill it you have to remove the altenator to remove the fill cap to add the fluid.
Posted on Apr 17, 2009
if this car has the 3800 or 3.8 ltr its on the passenger side towards the fire wall,the fill sits low in the back ,behind the engine,you might need a transmission funnel so you dont spill the p/s fluid all over the back of the engine,hope this helps
Posted on Sep 06, 2009
they have no place to fill power steering fluid it uses brake fluid and power steering fluid for both systems the electric power steering fluid system is joke if its broke you have to spend 1200$ PLUS TO FIX PROBLEM I HERE LOTS OF PEOPLE HAVING PROBLEM WITH IT WORKING ONE MINUTE NOT THE NEXT UNTIL IT KILLS SOMEONE IT WONT BE FIXED IT SHOULD BE RECALLED AND THENTHE SYSTEM SHOULD NEVER BE USED AGAIN CHEVY KNOWS OF PROBLEM BUT WONT FIX PROBLEM BECAUSE ITS TOO EXPENSIVE SOUNDS JUST LIKE TOYOTA UNTIL THE COST OF LAWSUITS OUTWEIGH THE PAYOUT ON CLAIMS THEY WONT DO NOTHING WE PEOPLE NEED TO FILE SUIT SO PEOPLE DONT DIE BECAUSE OF THE GREED OF BIG COMPANIES TURNING THERE NOSE UP UNTIL SOMETHING OR SOMEONE CHALLENGES THEM IM NOT ASKING NOTHING MORE BUT FIX THE PROBLEM FREE NO MORE NO LESS AND BYE THE WAY EVERYONE IS COMPLAING OF CLUNKING SOUNDS WHEN TURNING DUE TO ANOTHER PROBLEM WITH STEERING SYSTEM NO WONDER PEOPLE DONT BUY AMERICAN CARS ANYMORE
Posted on May 27, 2010
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