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Can I use ATF transmission fluid for my power steering pump?

I have a 1993 Dodge Dakota, can I can transmission to the PS pump?

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    changed atf fluid and filter and truck will not move

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    adjustment of power steering pump on a 1990 dodge dakota 3.9



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Yes it won't hurt a thing. it's essentially the same thing. i use it in every vehicle i've ever worked on or owned and it works just as good. ask any good mechanic.

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1. Power steering fluid DOES need changing because it deteriorates with time and use.

2. You use exactly the fluid type and spec which is specified in the owner's manual . The type of PS fluid to be used depends on the type of PS system fitted to your particular car. These systems can be and are changed during a model run .

3. The fluid you have in the car is red because it is Automatic Transmission Fluid (ATF). Only use the type of ATF specified in the manual. For example if it states use ATF Dexron III or if it states Mobil ATF 3309 or another type only use that spec ATF. (I believe you will have Dexron III product in the car now and it will be the non-synthetic type).

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