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Long story short: I got some bad advice and put generic PSF into my 2010 Nissan Altima (150k miles), but after some additional research, I'm thinking that was probably not a good idea. I can't do a proper replacement because the HOA would have my head (in addition to not being very confident in my own skills), but would using a turkey baster to remove the fluid be enough? Or do I need to get to a mechanic to do a full drainage?

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Really? I've asked in a couple of places, and no one else has mentioned that. The manual mentions a "hydraulic pump, driven by the engine" only, so I guess it's not electric...
 

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You are fine, nothing to worry about. Electric power steering fluid is different that the fluid in your car.

The Nissan Altima Owners Manual, page 8-13 says:

DO NOT OVERFILL.
● Recommended fluid is Genuine NISSAN PSF or equivalent.

Google "Genuine Nissan power steering fluid" and you will see lots of choices for the 'equivalent" products.

You can sleep well now.
 
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