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Old 06-06-2005, 06:45 PM
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Which PS fluid for 89 E-150

I don't have the OEM user manual that came with the van. I've always used Type F ATF. What am I REALLY supposed to be putting in the power steering pump, as per the OEM manual?
 
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Type "F" ATF.... Almost all ford vehicles reccomend ATF in the PS pump. My '01 windstar says to use mercon.
 
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and lo and behold, the shop who worked on the van put in something else, clear stuff. and the steering feels really "light".

Don't know the viscosity of whatever they put in. but I think i'll have them put back what belongs.....
 
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That's power steering fluid..... I'd take a line off of the box, drain the pump, and then refill with type f... Also the loose or light feel could be in the alignment.
 
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Or ball joints.
 
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Old 06-08-2005, 11:40 AM
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The vescocity of ps fluid and trans fluid is different.

I dont know about your 89. But, I do know Ford recomends power steering fluid in my 91 Econoline.

Vans up to 91 dont have ball joints, only king pins
 

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Power Steering: Type F Auto Trans fluid. Fordspec M2C33

I have/had 1976, 1979, 1986 and 1995 E150 vans. According to the owners manuals everyone of them called for Type F Automatic Transmission Fluid (FORD specification M2C33-F) for Power Steering Fluid.

This fluid is highly specialized and should not be mixed with any other types.
 
 
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