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Car needs power steering fluid.

What type of power steering fluid does my 1998 Cadillac Catera need?

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  • Vicki V. May 11, 2009

    It's not true that there is only one type of power steering fluid. Some ps fluid is recommended for some cars and some say they are specific for other cars. I need the name of the factory recommended power steering fluid.

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There only one type of power steering can allso use tran fluid if you need to get your self out of a pinch.

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