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What do i use for power steering fuid

I have a 2002 mustang gt 4.6L, i changed the power steering fluid with power steering fluid.. then i realized that it's supposed to have ATF instead of power steering fluid.. what could happen? should i change it?

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You can change it but the fluid is about the same i was told if your power steering was low and you had none you can sub trans fluid

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FORD manuals say to use mercon V. transmission fluid -- for the power steering! They do not say to use power steering fluid. But it may be the same chemical with other additives...

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    FORD manuals say to use Mercon V transmission fluid for the power steering. They do not say to use power steering fluid. But it may be the same chemical, with a few other additives.

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Nothing will happen. Power steering fluid is what you should have used. ATF is Automatic Transmission Fluid.This fluid is more intended where friction qualities are needed.It will work, but power steering fluid is better for the pump and hoses and gives the rack and pinion a better lubrication the ATF.Don't worry you are fine as it is.

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