Power Steering fluid is completely different from brake fluid and NOT interchangable. Don't know your car but in most cases the "brake" light in the dash is a warning light to indicate you have a serious problem with your brakes. Suggest you get it fixed immediatly. Remember, your life depends on your brakes.
No. Brake fluid is not a petroleum product. Power steering fluid is. Petroleum product will swell and ruin rubber part's brake system is full of rubber parts. You will destroy your brake system using power steering fluid.
yes, the real question is, how different is its odor from brake fluid odor?
NO. In most vehicles the brake fluid is different from power steering fluid. It may work for a while, BUT is it worth taking risks with your brakes. Your life may depend on that.
The fluids can be a different viscosity or have a different make up. The steering system might not operate correctly, or could be damaged.
Both the power steering pump and the brake booster operate hydraulically. Putting brake fluid in the power steering pump will not harm it since brake fluid is a light oil only with different properties. I would only worry if it were the other way around and you put power steering fluid in the brake master cylinder. Power steering fluid doesn't have the heat range or density of brake fluid.
Your power steering will fail because brake fluid is poor lubricant.
NO NO NO!!!! OMG I hope you did not try that already. Break fluid and powersteering fluid have different properties for different pressures, they are not the same thing and if you put break fluid in your power steering system you will destroy your car.
no, but if you have a auto transmission you can you can use that for power steering
NO !! POWER STEERING FLUID IS SIMILAR TO TRANSMISSION FLUID... BRAKE FUILD IS LIKE NOTHING ELSE
NO ! ( My Ford Explorer uses automatic transmission fluid as the power steering fluid )
Bad juju. Don't do it. If you've already done it, you'll probably have to have the power steering system flushed; brake fluid has significantly different characteristics from power steering fluid. Agree with above. It's pretty caustic, flush and get it out of there before you have problems.
no, brake fluid is not the same as power steering fluid, make sure you actually get the right stuff. and double check what type of brake fluid you have (dot 3/ dot 5) because there is a difference there too
In vehicles: Differential Usually 90 Weight gear oil Transfer case (if 4wd) Transmission Fluid Power steering fluid Windshield washer fluid Brake Fluid Coolant Fluid (antifreeze) Motor Oil Brake Fluid
facing engine (bonnet up) on right hand side near shock tower is BLACK reservoir with sensor wire in center of cap - this is power steering(white capped reservoir = brake )do not put brake fluid in power-steering or power-steering fluid in brake res. use power-steering fluid or auto trans fluid to top up
No, but transmission fluid can be used for power steering...
No, it would ruin all the seals in the entire brake system.
The advisable solution is to have the power steering system flushed and recharged with fresh power steering fluid. Brake fluid does have solvent properties which may not be compatible with the seals and hoses of the power steering unit and the rack and pinion.
No, they are not compatible and it will cause damage.
Really would not advise it.
A better match would be auto trans. fluid