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Power Steering Fluid Confusion.

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My 2011 MKX is in need of a power steering fluid top up.

I don't have time to run to the Ford/Lincoln service garage but can pick up power steering fluid at an automotive store nearby.

There seems to me to be a mystery as to what I can use other than special Ford Motor Company fluids.

Is there something I can use such as Automatic Transmission Fluid or a Prestone power steering fluid that is safe??

 

Thanks

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My 2011 MKX is in need of a power steering fluid top up.

I don't have time to run to the Ford/Lincoln service garage but can pick up power steering fluid at an automotive store nearby.

There seems to me to be a mystery as to what I can use other than special Ford Motor Company fluids.

Is there something I can use such as Automatic Transmission Fluid or a Prestone power steering fluid that is safe??

 

Thanks

 

Hi.

 

See page #326 in the owners manual here:

 

http://www.fordservicecontent.com/Ford_Content/catalog/owner_guides/11mkxog2e.pdf

 

It shows to use Mercon 5

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Thanks Robert.

I was looking for the auto shop over the counter substitutes as I'm not handy to a dealership.

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Some of the generics might have conditioner, which could swell the seals. so be careful about that.

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Drove to dealership and purchased as per the manual so not to take chances.

Wise advice, thanks Robert.

 

Chris

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It also might be wise to do a visual inspection of hoses and the plastic fluid reservoir for cracks.

I don't think the fluid needs to be topped up.

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