What happens if there is power steering fluid in the transmission?

Asked by GuruH88LL Jul 30, 2019 at 07:44 PM about the Buick LeSabre

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Boyfriend put the the power steering in the
wrong place, what effects do I expect from
this? Is the car going to be damaged?

2 Answers


What type of power steering fluid did he use? Some power steering units take ATF. But then you are probably overfilled. I would have the transmission serviced. That means a fluid change with fresh fluid and replace the filter. Your probably due anyway.

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Since it was probably just a small amount there is no need to panic but change the ATF as soon as possible.

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