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Tech / Maintenance question - Power Steering Fluid
I was a little low on PS fluid, I checked the manual, it says to use "Genuine Nissan PSF". Big help Nissan, thanks.
I go to the dealer, ask for a bottle of PS fluid for an 07 Altima, he says "I don't have anything here, you can find it anywhere, it's just regular ATF"
So I go to the Auto parts store, look at the ATF they have, there is ATF 3, and ATF 4. Then I ask someone there and he says "no, you just need PS fluid, your car takes this" and he hands me a bottle of standard PS fluid.
Pop the hood, open the PS fluid bottle and the reservior on the car.....hmmm, the fluid in the car is red. If I recall from my limited mech knowledge, ATF is red, so it DOES take ATF perhaps....sure enough, the PS fluid is not red.
So my questions are:
--is regular PS fluid fine to use? Or does it truly take ATF?
--Which ATF? Or does it matter?