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Crestwood1001 01-22-2012 01:54 PM

Power Steering Fluid
 
Hey guys, im on the phone with advanced auto to see if they have an equivalent to mopar power steering fluid, need to change mine out bad, are there any special procedures to follow with the jeep....

YJ John 01-22-2012 02:06 PM

Re: Power Steering Fluid
 
Learn my my mistakes and buy from the dealer, it is hydraulic fluid not power steering fluid. I added approx 4oz of generic power steering fluid that said "compatable with all types power steering" to my '06 and a week later the seals in the rack were gone, if I added fluid it ran back out just as fast as I could poor it in.

Crestwood1001 01-22-2012 02:09 PM

Re: Power Steering Fluid
 
Anyone else confirm that the mopar compliant fluid is no good for our systems?

dr.lee.baugh 01-22-2012 02:16 PM

Re: Power Steering Fluid
 
Last time I looked, I wasn't able to find a suitable replacement instead of the Mopar stuff, not sure if there is one out there.

I just spent the extra few bucks to get the stuff from the dealer...it doesn't hold a whole lot (so it's not too much more expensive), and that way you know it'll be alright.

SvenskaJeepGuy 01-22-2012 03:12 PM

Re: Power Steering Fluid
 
Motorworld has it in stock nate, i dont think there is an aftermarket version of this fluid since it is more than just steering fluid.

Crestwood1001 01-22-2012 03:58 PM

Re: Power Steering Fluid
 
Yea I ended up standing in advanced auto for 20 mins looking online and decided not to go with it, how much is it a quart at motorworld? I got laid off so moneys hella tight but I dont wanna ruin my pump.

SvenskaJeepGuy 01-22-2012 05:40 PM

Re: Power Steering Fluid
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Crestwood1001 (Post 558244)
Yea I ended up standing in advanced auto for 20 mins looking online and decided not to go with it, how much is it a quart at motorworld? I got laid off so moneys hella tight but I dont wanna ruin my pump.

I cant remember exactly? I had to buy some last winter....... Maybe around $22

Gojeep 01-26-2012 04:32 AM

Re: Power Steering Fluid
 
Looked before and never found a direct replacement. Even trying a bit of another band makes mine play up, so not worth the risk.

Crestwood1001 01-26-2012 11:00 AM

Yea I'm going to the dealer for it, they want 15$ a quart

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SvenskaJeepGuy 01-26-2012 02:47 PM

Re: Power Steering Fluid
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Crestwood1001 (Post 561011)
Yea I'm going to the dealer for it, they want 15$ a quart

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That sounds right, the $22 was for coolant

Crestwood1001 01-26-2012 03:27 PM

Re: Power Steering Fluid
 
25$ a gallon now, thats bullshit lol do they sell gaskets for the rear dif?

01grand 01-26-2012 03:56 PM

Re: Power Steering Fluid
 
I've never had an issue with valvoline fluid, ran it in my 93 ZJ and now in my 01 WJ with no problems. Says right on it that it meets chrysler spec 5931 for power steering fluid. But good thing I do my research, the spec for 05+ is MS-10838 so the valvoline won't work. (pause while I eat my words) Amsoil claims their fluid is compatible, but I would double check. Looks like the dealership is the best option for ya.


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