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Manual states to use automatic transmisson fluid in power steering resovoir. is that correct??

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Yes, both are hydraulic machines that require the same type of oil.

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What is a good substitute for power steering fluid in an emergency

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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).

4. You can refresh the PS fluid over time yourself by sucking out some fluid from the reservoir and adding fresh fluid. It is easy to pump out fluid using the pump fitting removed from a plastic trigger spray bottle. Just unscrew the spray nozzle from the tip of the trigger unit before you use it to pump out fluid. Remove and add fluid to the reservoir 5 or 6 times or more over a couple of weeks and you will eventually renew most of the PS fluid. Do not remove fluid once it drops to the level of the top of the top hose connected to the reservoir and then just top up each time to the correct level in the reservoir. It's really that easy.

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My power steering only works when im moving fast. when i go slow its hard to turn the wheel

Usually the power steering only works at slow speeds. Either the pump is bad, low on power steering fluid or air is in the fluid, its foaming and needs to be bled.
Check fluid level and condition and for leaks on the pump and resovoir.Make sure the belt is not worn. If all of this is a-ok you now have to take it to a repair shop because you need special equiptment to check the pump and rack for the correct pressures. Preferably use an ASE certified repair facility.

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79 vette i changed the power assisted steering hoses

Sounds like you blew out the rack.Double check that you installed the correct hoses and fluid on/in the vehicle. Bleed the unit by turning the steering wheel from stop to stop while the vehicle is running until there is no foaming or bubbles in the resovoir. If this
doesn't cure it then take it to a shop and have them pressure test the pump and rack . The tester can be pricey and the procedure is a little dangerous. If you have the tester by all means use the service manual and it will tell you the correct procedure for hooking up the tester and how to use it. But be careful and wear safety lenses and gloves.Power steering fluid is very hot and the pressures are high. If you determine that it is the rack replacing this is an adventure and your gonna need a wheel alignment after its done. I suggest you take it to a shop where the Tech's are ASE Certified. Good luck and keep me posted

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