Power Steering Fluid?

Tiny
RURADU
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  • 2003 TOYOTA COROLLA
  • 250,000 MILES
Hi there,

I observed that there is a leakage of Power Steering Fluid. For now, I am planning to add more fluid in order to compensate that leak. My intention was to but ATF Dexron II or III Power Steering Fluid from Canadian Tire Store, but I couldn't find that product.

I did find:

Mobil Super Automatic Transmission Fluid (pic 1)

And

Prestone power steering fluid (pic 2)


Regards,
Radu
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Saturday, October 22nd, 2011 AT 5:20 PM

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Tiny
ASEMASTER6371
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Hello,

Prestone power steering fluid is fine to use. AFT DEXRON(R) II OR III

This guide will help flush the system.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/power-steering-fluid-flush

Please let us know if you need anything else to get the problem fixed.

Roy
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Wednesday, October 26th, 2011 AT 11:13 PM
Tiny
MSHYAM
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  • 1999 TOYOTA COROLLA
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
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  • 119,033 MILES
Hi,
My mechanic told that its time for my car to change the power steering fluid. But I read in some reviews this fluid should not be changed.
1) Please suggest me the purpose of this fluid and
2) how to check whether this needs to be replaced?
3) How much it usually costs?

Mani.
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Thursday, March 7th, 2019 AT 11:45 AM (Merged)
Tiny
MMPRINCE4000
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No need to flush the PS fluid, unless system was serviced for some reason (new pump or hose).
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Thursday, March 7th, 2019 AT 11:45 AM (Merged)
Tiny
STEIMLOSK
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  • 1997 TOYOTA COROLLA
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 50,000 MILES
My steering screeches when I turn my steering wheel after first starting up the car. I thought it was just in need of power steering fluid, however, the problem still persisted after I added fluid.

My friend tried listening with the hood open while I turned the steering wheel in an effort to locate the origin of the screeching, but we couldn't find where it was coming from.
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Thursday, March 7th, 2019 AT 11:46 AM (Merged)
Tiny
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Check contidion of belt, make sure it is not contaminated with oil/coolant.
Check PS pressure and return hoses for leaks.

It is highly likely that if you have original belt, it needs to be replaced.
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Thursday, March 7th, 2019 AT 11:46 AM (Merged)
Tiny
MUHAQPK
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  • 2004 TOYOTA COROLLA
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • MANUAL
  • 30,000 MILES
Recently I have noticed that whenever I inspect the level in power steering fluid reservoir It is almost at the bottom inspite of regular filling to the required level. Power steering function is alright. What could be the reason? And how to tackle it.
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Thursday, March 7th, 2019 AT 11:46 AM (Merged)
Tiny
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Hi there.

You should check under the car and inspect the steering rack for leaks, this is the most common cause of power steering leaks, if the rack is faulty, this will be a Job for your mechanic.

Mark (mhpautos)
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