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Old 11-09-2017, 07:07 PM   #1
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Question Need Power Steering Fluid for 1993 240

Ok, puh-leeze be patient ...and tolerant. I'm desperate - fluid level is low ...
1993 VOLVO 240 S/W, non-turbo, A/T
I looked in owner manual for specs on P/S fluid, which says
"Fluid type: ATF."
I've also seen comments to absolutely NOT use P/S fluid.
The ATF specified is "Type F"
O'Reilly's: tried to sell me P/S fluid, then sold me 'O'Reilly's ATF + 4'
full synthetic, marked for Chrysler, Dodge, Plymouth, Jeep and SOME
Mitsubishis and Hondas.'
Auto Zone: sold me STP ATF, Type F, marked 'for Ford pre-1981.'
Note: I don't have access to VOLVO Brand ATF locally.
Is it SAFE for me to use the STP ATF?? Or do I need to buy another
brand??? If so, what??
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Old 11-09-2017, 07:14 PM   #2
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Yes type F is the old school 'Ford' ATF without friction modifiers, I would use that if possible, but it probably doesn't matter if you use the later Dex - Merc stuff since there's no clutch packs in your PS pump.
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Old 11-09-2017, 07:35 PM   #3
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Once again - big thank you for such a quick reply!
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Old 11-09-2017, 09:53 PM   #4
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Type FA replaced Type F.
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Old 11-10-2017, 01:12 PM   #5
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Any of that **** will work.
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Old 11-10-2017, 01:32 PM   #6
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being a Saginaw pump i used regular dextron/mercron
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Old 11-11-2017, 10:41 PM   #7
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Type F seems to be getting more scarce. My nearby parts store stopped carrying it so now I have to get it from Grainger.
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Old 11-12-2017, 02:13 AM   #8
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I use what goes in my auto trans Mobil 1 ATF
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Old 11-13-2017, 10:21 AM   #9
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Clear power steering fluid is the same as ARC.

The only time not to use ATF or power steer fluid, that I can think of, is on the modern German cars that take hydraulic fluid for power steering. CHF11S. $$.
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Old 11-13-2017, 08:53 PM   #10
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I have had a few racks develop leaks with dextron.. a buddy that operated a shop for 30 years has told me more than once not to use dextron but power steering fluid. Did not know a four type F
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