Power Steering Fluid Compatability

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by Robert Cohen, Jun 19, 2005.

  1. Robert Cohen

    Robert Cohen Guest

    PSF-3 is specified in the Hyundai owners manual.

    Well, in research I notice Honda
    does not utilize the power steering fluid that "GM, Ford, Chrysler &
    most foreign cars" utilize.

    Does Hyundai utilize the power steering fluid that "...most foreign
    cars" utilize ?

    My 2003 Elantra is squeaking when backing & turning out of garage.

    I notice its power steering fluid well is seemingly a little low, but
    worry about the fluid compatability.

    Surely, it won't hurt to try supplementing it with a little of
    additional properly compatible fluid (?).

    Or should I wait until the next scheduled
    service at the dealer.

    Its got 40,000 miles on the odometer, and is bumper to bumper covered
    by extended service contract, which I urge, especially for the
    mechanically-challenged types like me.
    Robert Cohen, Jun 19, 2005
  2. Robert Cohen

    hyundaitech Guest

    Hyundai uses Dexron ATF for power steering fluid.
    hyundaitech, Jun 20, 2005
  3. Robert Cohen

    Robert Cohen Guest

    re: Dextron ATF is what Hyundai utilizes

    I have an unopened 12 ounce bottle of GUNK brand power steering fluid,
    and an unopened bottle of SNAP brand power steering fluid.

    Though (I suppose) DEXTRON ATF will soon be another acquisition.

    Apparently because of potential damage-liability phenomena, the
    automotive fluid supply industry avoids suggesting theot power
    steering suff is compatible with Hyundai.

    There are no (visible to me) chemical/engineering
    standards-designations-specifications shown on the labels of the

    Has anybody reading this ever had any trouble with utilizing
    non-Dextron ATF in his Hyundai power steering ?
    Robert Cohen, Jun 20, 2005
  4. Why would you even consider using anything that's specifically NOT
    recommended? Just buy some Dextron and be done with it. It's not like
    it's a major purchase.
    Brian Nystrom, Jun 21, 2005
  5. Which version of Dexron is used for the power steering?

    Richard Steinfeld, Jun 23, 2005
  6. Robert Cohen

    Robert Cohen Guest

    re: supposed need for compatible power steering fluid adding

    It seems the noise was being caused by a loose belt, which was
    tightened last week at scheduled oil change by a dealer.

    p.s. The 2003 elantra will soon require the 60,000 mile timing belt
    service, which prices about $600 in the Atlanta area, unless anybody
    reading this knows of a quality place that's not so expensive/tres cher
    Robert Cohen, Jul 10, 2005
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