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Old 08-08-2018, 07:38 PM   #1
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Power steering fluid

If I'm correct the early 2010 camaros used ATF for the power steering instead of the usual prestone power steering ??
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Old 08-08-2018, 09:54 PM   #2
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From the 2010 owner's manual:

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Hydraulic Power Steering System | DEXRON®-VI Automatic Transmission Fluid.
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Old 09-12-2018, 12:52 PM   #3
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Does my 2011 L99 also use ATF?

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Does my 2011 L99 also use ATF?

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Hydraulic Power Steering System | GM Power Steering Fluid (GM Part No. U.S. 89020661, in Canada 89021186).
It's oil colored, not red like ATF.
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Old 09-13-2018, 07:18 AM   #5
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It's oil colored, not red like ATF.
Is there a diy for flushing the old fluid out?

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The only difference between ATF and PS fluid is the boiling point and PSI rating.

PS fluid has a higher boiling point and wont degrade as fast compared to ATF.

ATF is roughly 1200 PSI boiling point and PS fluid is roughly 1600 PSi.
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The only difference between ATF and PS fluid is the boiling point and PSI rating.

PS fluid has a higher boiling point and wont degrade as fast compared to ATF.

ATF is roughly 1200 PSI boiling point and PS fluid is roughly 1600 PSi.
Great info.

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Old 11-12-2018, 04:23 PM   #8
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To jump in on this, I saw some full synthetic power steering fluid made for American vehicles at Walmart, is that stuff safe to use?
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The part number for the GM fluid has changed twice since the original posted part number of 89020661. It is now 19329448. For how much longer is anyone's guess. List price from GM is $12.52 as of today. You can find it on fleabay for around 11 bucks shipped give or take.

As far as buying the synthetic stuff, it should be ok as long as it doesn't have some sort of stop leak crap in it, or some cheesy cheap store brand. Buy a name brand and you know it'll be quality. It may say it's compatible with the non-synthetic on the bottle. Most are.

It's your car and your money, but for an extra buck, I'd go with a brand name fluid if not the GM stuff. If it's Prestone full syn for AMERICAN CARS (has the BLUE stripe on the bottom of the label), it claims to be mixable with factory fill stuff, and it's about the same price point as the GM stuff.
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Is there supposed to be a certain mileage where you need to flush and refill the powered steering fluid?
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Is there supposed to be a certain mileage where you need to flush and refill the powered steering fluid?
Unless I'm missing something, I don't recall seeing anything in the owner's manual about replacing the fluid. Obviously if the system has been opened or had a leak or some event, you may want to change it out. Also, it's at your discretion I suppose if it makes you feel better at night.

Keeping check on the level and topped off and if it's a little darker it's ok. I'd say as long as it's not contaminated, you should be ok.
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Unless I'm missing something, I don't recall seeing anything in the owner's manual about replacing the fluid. Obviously if the system has been opened or had a leak or some event, you may want to change it out. Also, it's at your discretion I suppose if it makes you feel better at night.



Keeping check on the level and topped off and if it's a little darker it's ok. I'd say as long as it's not contaminated, you should be ok.


Yeah. I checked my fluid level a couple weeks ago just out of curiosity and it’s still fine. No leaks either.
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