Power Steering Fluid Confusion - 94 Trooper

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Power Steering Fluid Confusion - 94 Trooper

Postby Kilroy2032 » Wed Jan 11, 2017 6:11 pm

Hi all,

Been a while since I've posted, hope the holidays were good to everyone.

I've read that dark/black power steering fluid is pretty bad and should be flushed out right away. With my trooper, the cap reads "Power Steering Fluid Only" but the manual and any other spec site I find says Dexron IIE ATF. So yeah...which one?

I've tried searching forums here but maybe I'm not doing it right?

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Re: Power Steering Fluid Confusion - 94 Trooper

Postby BigSwede » Wed Jan 11, 2017 7:15 pm

Either works. I would use PS fluid so you can tell what is leaking by the color.
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Re: Power Steering Fluid Confusion - 94 Trooper

Postby Med!c » Wed Jan 11, 2017 8:28 pm

They are both hydraulic fluids so either will work. I on the other hand prefer ATF because it has cleaning agents. Might not be a good idea if the PS system has been neglected.
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