Can transmission fluid be used instead of power steering fluid?
Transmission fluid should not be used in place of power steering fluid. Power steering fluid is less compressible so that it can transfer power to different systems. Transmission fluid is meant for lubrication and has higher dimulsibility than power steering fluid.
Do NOT use transmission fluid in your power steering. It is designed for automatic transmissions, and a few rare manual transmissions only. (1965 Plymouth "Slant Six" manual transmission used automatic transmission fluid). In most Chrysler products made after about 2002, ATF is what they use for power steering fluid.
the power steering resevoir, MAKE SURE the vehicle requires power steering fluid, some use transmission fluid instead. If your unsure take it to a lube center and ask them to do it you. In the 2004 Chevy Impala with the 3.8L engine, the power steering pump is a sealed unit. It does not require fluid to be added. Also if you have to replace it, it is not an easy job. The power steering pump…