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Power Steering Fluid

Old 02-16-2019, 11:38 PM
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Power Steering Fluid

2005 Maxima SE - all stock setup. I drove over some huge bumps (mountains of snow and ice... thanks Canada apparently we don't plow roads anymore...) and now my car is whining like crazy when I turn the steering wheel.

Before I take it in to be checked, can I use any ol power steering fluid or should I use Nissan OEM brand. Thoughts?

Note, I replaced my p/s high pressure hose with an aftermarket 2 years ago. I should have went OEM when I did that as it lightly whined ever since in general not just when turning. But I got used to it I guess. Lets hope its not the hose again =/
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Old 02-17-2019, 04:12 AM
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Look at your owners manual ... the fluid type is listed.

Typically, it’s Dexron III, but confirm via the manual.
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Old 02-18-2019, 06:35 PM
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I’ve heard many times that most aftermarket ps lines give out after a few years. With that said,I use Lucas ps fluid. Works fine for me
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