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Old 01-19-2011, 06:00 PM   #1
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Cool frustration over power steering fluid

hey guys I just had a quick question. I have a 2007 zx4 ses, automatic transmission, just bought it 2 months ago...So I checked my fluid levels and my steering fluid is a bit low...checked the owners manual and it wants me to put in the motorcraft mercon ATF.... My question is this, ok I get that ford uses transmission fluid in the power steering but do I HAVE to use the mercon? Can I use any ATF that says it's comparable to mercon? I did buy the generic pepboys stuff "proline" ATF and it says it's comparable to to dextron/mercon BUT then on the back it says not to use for fords over 2006... The guy at pepboys said it should be fine... but then the guy at advance said regular power steering fluid should be fine... So I'm not getting a straight answer from anyone and I really don't want to drive all the way out to the dealership esp in the middle of winter. So any help would be great because I may be a girl but I'm definitely a gearhead, wanting to learn to do stuff on my own (I already changed my own tailight, simple I know but still) anyways thanks! so I'm so long winded

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