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Which steering fluid should I use?

Most newer vehicles use synthetic power steering fluid. There are also non-synthetic, mineral-based oil power steering fluids that may be used in applications that accept ATF fluids.

What happens if I use different power steering fluid?

What happens if you use the wrong power steering fluid? If you mix different types of power-steering fluids together, You will lose the hydraulic pressure in your system.

Where is the power steering reservoir?

The reservoir that holds your power steering fluid can be found under the hood. It is usually located at the passenger’s side of the vehicle, where the belts in a smaller or transverse-mount engine are located, but you will also sometimes find the reservoir on the driver’s side.

Do Hondas take a special power steering fluid?

You do not need to use “Genuine Honda” power steering fluid. You do, however, need to use power steering fluid made for Hondas/Acuras. If you look at any manufacturer specific manual, you’ll see they will specify “genuine” this or that. This is a means to get you to purchase their products.

Can I just add power steering fluid to my car?

If the dipstick or reservoir level is between “MIN” and “MAX,” you don’t need to add fluid. If the fluid is below the “MIN” line, remove the cap (or leave the dipstick out) and add power steering fluid in small amounts, checking the level after each time. Don’t fill it above the “MAX” line.

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Is it okay to mix power steering fluid brands?

You may mix different brands or types of power steering fluid as long as they contain the same specifications. To avoid any problems, use the same type of fluid that was originally in your automobile.

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Is Honda power steering fluid synthetic?

Description: VPS HONDA/ACURA Specific Power Steering Fluid is a full-synthetic fluid that is specifically formulated to meet OEM specifications for Honda and Acura vehicles.

How do I know if my power steering fluid is low?

Signs of Low Power Steering Fluid Difficulty turning the wheel: There can be more than one reason for this symptom, but the bulk of the time, it’s going to be low power steering fluid. If your wheel feels “hard” and tough to turn, you might need power steering fluid. Loud steering: Steering shouldn’t make sounds.