Is Volvo power steering fluid a mineral hydraulic fluid versus petroleum?
Power steering fluid specs for Volvo 1998 and older can use Dexron IIE or Volvo PN 1161317 2001 and newer may only use Volvo PN 30741424 or 1161529 (same product). Alternatives to the genuine Volvo fluid are Pentosin CHF11S, VW/AUDI G002000/G004000, and respective BMW, SAAB, MERCEDES, PORSCHE fluids that are based off Pentosin CHF11S. BG compatible part number for this fluid is 344.
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Answer On a 1980 240, the power steering pump is a one piece unit located on the front of the engine on the driver side.
Answer . Most power steering units use the generic power steering fluid available at most auto part stores. However, some import makes are different, sometimes using differ…ent fluid types in different years. Your best bet is to check the manual for the correct type.. Volvo 240 manual specifies the following:. Power steering fluid . Capacity: 0.8 US qts = 0.75 liters. Fluid type: ATF Replace: no fluid change required. The dipstick is attached to the cap. Fluid level should be between MIN and MAX marks. Add fluid when the level is at the ADD mark.. The ATF in question is Dexron/Mercon, also used in the 240's automatic transmission. You may find it in different types, like II or III. The later type supersedes and replaces the older type.. If you have to add fluid more often than once every couple of months, look for leaks. Hoses would be the first place to check, followed by pump and rack.
Answer . Open the hood, look to your right (driver's side ). On a bracket bolted to the strut tower just above the battery there is a black square bottle with two hoses. Th…e cap should say POWER STEERING FLUID. . Check fluid type - I know later 240s use Dexron ATF rather than power steering fluid.
The 240 Series Volvos use standard type power steering fluid. Thistype fluid is available at most any auto supply store.
The reservoir is build into a power pump, twist off the cap.
In most vehicles, you can substitute ATF fluid instead of using Power Steering Fluid.
Very, very slowly. If level is dropping, look for a leak.
\n. \n. \nThere are many different specification and types of Hydraulic fluid. A specific power steering fluid for one car model may not work for all cars. So be careful w…hen you substitute different fluids.\n. \nHydraulic fluid used in aircraft is different from that used in cars. The fluid used in shock struts and landing gears are different. Swapping fluid can cause the seals to weaken and result in leaks.\n. \nThe term "hydraulic fluid" can be a generic word for any fluid used to power a mechanic device.
Dexron Mercron ATF type II/III is the recomendation for the fluid. There should be a sticker on the PS reservoir or bracket stating that as well. An SAE engine oil is also acc…eptable, however it will result in a more "dirty" system and not behave as well under high temperatures.
\nhttp://new.volvocars.com/ownersdocs/2002/2002_S60/imagespg174b.jpg\n. \nPower steering fluid reservoir\nThe fluid level should always be between the MIN and MAX marks.\n. …\nFluid type: ATF\n. \nReplace: No fluid change required\n. \n. \n. \nEngine compartment \n1. Expansion tank - coolant\n2. Power steering fluid reservoir\n3. Washer fluid reservoir\n4. Dipstick - engine oil\n5. Radiator\n6. Cooling fan\n7. Oil filler cap - engine\n8. Clutch/brake fluid reservoir\n9. Relay/fuse box\n10. Air cleaner\n11. Battery (in trunk) \n12. Data plate\n. \nhttp://new.volvocars.com/ownersdocs/2002/2002_S60/imagespg170b.jpg\n. \n. \nFred Frith
In some cases, yes but NOT for hydraulic BRAKE fluid.
If you have a leak, you need to find the source and repair. Most fluid leaks from hydraulic power steering systems come from one of two hoses, called the pressure hose and the… return hose. You can find these hoses by looking at the steering rack. If these are leaking, buy replacements. If on the other hand you're asking why power steering uses fluid at all, it's because hydraulic power steering is - well - hydraulic. Usually, a belt driven by the engine drives a mechanical pump which forces the fluid through a hose (the pressure hose) into the rack. Moving the steering wheel of the car affects how much fluid goes into each side. Fluid then returns to the pump along the return hose. As well as pushing the steering were you point it, the fluid lubricates the moving parts in the rack.
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Fluid type: Volvo power steering fluid or equivalent.
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Power steering fluid is a hydraulic fluid and is engineered to do a specific job - it should not be mixed with anything. General purpose hydraulic fluids are used to oper…ate machinery that does not normally race down the highway at 100km per hour with you behind the wheel. There are a few different power steering fluids - Dexron, Mercon, Type F; use the one that is recommended for your vehicle.
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It actually uses ATF in the power steering system. I believe Dextron IID was the spec for '84, but fortunately the newer Dexron formulations are backwards compatible.
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It depends on the system. Some do,some don't.