Volucris

EnthusiastMember 4  1229 postsName:JHWLocation:ColoradoGender:MaleDrives:2007 LS 4WD Crew Cab

I was obtaining my oil changed toady and had them adjust the strength steering fluid as well. Truck has a 100K top top it and I believed it was time. They changed the strength steering fluid with ATF. Doing a little reserach below I find that to be a poor choice. I'd choose to go ago andf have them perform it over and di it right, however I need much more than a website as a an excellent source speak don't usage ATF.

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Any principles or can anyone allude me come a source?

 

What's the difference in between ATF and PSF anyway?

 

2007 Silverado standard (GMT800)

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LeoS41280

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Posted December 12, 2014

ATF has actually additives in it to soften seals within a trans. As soon as it is put in a PS mechanism the additives tend to ruin the hoses.


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Volucris

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Posted December 12, 2014

OK - yet lots of manufacturers states to use ATF for the power steering. I imagine lock would have the same problem with their hoses.


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kstruckcountry

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Posted December 12, 2014

Different systems. I would certainly flush it and also fill it earlier with PS fluid. Not a tough job.


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LeoS41280

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Posted December 12, 2014

OK - yet lots the manufacturers claims to usage ATF because that the strength steering. Ns imagine they would have the same problem with your hoses.


ATF is ok to usage in a pinch. I'm certain there will certainly be many human being tell you below that they have actually been using

ATF in your PS equipment for countless miles without any problem. Carry out what you want.


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Duelin

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Posted December 12, 2014

I wonder why general Motors offers Power Steering liquid instead of transmission Fluid. They can save a many money by using tranny fluid. They wouldn't also have to share P/S fluid. HHHhhhhMMMMmmmm ns don't recognize do you?


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Volucris

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Posted December 12, 2014(edited)

"HHHhhhhMMMMmmmm ns don't understand do you?"

 

Well, obviously ns don't or ns wouldn't have asked. That's exactly how asking questions works.

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TechnicianMember 134  1806 postsName:DaveLocation:Lancaster, PAGender:MaleDrives:2011 Sierra 6.2L
Posted December 12, 2014

While its no a substantial deal that's going come make your truck burst into a sphere of flames it would certainly be a great idea to go back and ask castle to put the correct liquid in your power steering system.

 

GM recommends power steering fluid, just display them her owners manual where it says GM power STEERING fluid under liquid recommendations


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SSGuy85Member 967  23,403 postsName:SteveLocation:Right here, NC, USA, EarthGender:MaleDrives:'83 Chevy Silverado K10
Posted December 12, 2014

Maybe the reason they placed in ATF was due to the fact that they probably have more of it about than power steering fluid. I never understood the believed behind putting ATF in a power steering system since it's no the same form of system. Take it back and raise hell. Or drain it yourself so you recognize what's put in it.


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Duelin

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Posted December 13, 2014

"HHHhhhhMMMMmmmm ns don't recognize do you?"

 

Well, obviously ns don't or i wouldn't have asked. That's exactly how asking concerns works.


Well I believed that you could step ago ask yourself that question. Why Gm would use two different fluid if they might only usage one and save a many money in the process. Every one is design to do a details job. And I assumption: v Gm feeling (or have to I to speak knows) the the transmission liquid can't execute the job that they desire it to execute in their strength steering systems. Also how much money execute you think GM invested engineering and also testing this systems? occasionally they occupational on this designs because that years before they enter production. And leave me include this. If Gm didn't want to save money climate their audit system wouldn't be based upon a thousands of a cent.

 

So in closing mine logic would be if GM doesn't want to use it then it would certainly be a an excellent idea if ns didn't use.


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Volucris

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Posted December 13, 2014

So in closing my logic would certainly be if GM doesn't want to usage it then it would certainly be a an excellent idea if i didn't use.

 

I don't disagree v anything you said. And I will readjust it out. That was never in doubt.

 

However, what is the difference between ATF and also PSF. Viscosity? speed point? Additives? are they incompatible, or deserve to they be mixed?

 

Is the the very same as $80 dissension vodka vs $30 vodka, a $50 bottle?


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Black02Silverado

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Posted December 13, 2014

There are others on other forums to run ATF with no issues. I for one put in what the produce recommends. PS liquid is what is dubbed for in her application. That is what requirements to it is in in the system if friend ask me.

 

Now GM is relocating to dexron vi for PS device in the Acaida. They room having issues with the Acadia solution going bad with poor pumps. So the brand-new fix is to change the pump and all seals and also install fresh dexron through fluid. The TSB claims to make certain the mechanism is purged of PS fluid and if the brand-new seals room not put in then the ATF will reason leaks. Now this is ~ above the Acadia, just how much different it is indigenous the truck line, no sure however like i said, if it calls for PS liquid that is what i would placed in.

 

If you desire to go with a an excellent synthetic fluid. AMSOIL's strength steering fluid is a good choice.


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