tranny fluid in power steering

Asked by Dec 31, 2016 at 12:10 AM about the 2000 Lincoln Continental FWD

Question type: General

a friend made a mistake and put about a cup of tranny fluid in the power steering container.  what to do ?

5 Answers

36,855

Don't sweat it. Ford was actually recommending ATF for use in power steering at one time. Don't know if they still do, the only real difference between the two is the use of red dye and detergents in the ATF. If you're really worried about suck it out with a turkey baster and put in PS fluid. No need for anything radical like flushing system.

118,205

Ken is right, Ford used ATF as the power steering fluid for years. The new stuff is just minus the dye.

1 people found this helpful.
66,405

Won't hurt a thing.

105

That is correct I once did that myself and found out it has been done for years... Thanks for all the great answers... Still have not found out on for my GMC, body shop ready to take box off and get to the problem..

66,405

I put a shot or 80w90 in the power steering reservoir to quiet down a noisy pump. Figured I'd have to replace it anyway, but the 80w90 fixed it. Note: I am not recommending using the 80w90.

Your Answer:

Continental

Looking for a Used Continental in your area?

CarGurus has 48 nationwide Continental listings starting at $1,500.

Postal Code:

Lincoln Continental Experts

  • #1
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    440
  • #2
    tennisshoes
    Reputation
    360
  • #3
    COMETGUY61
    Reputation
    340
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Lincoln Town Car
10 listings starting at $6,990
Used Chevrolet Camaro
6 Great Deals out of 1,003 listings starting at $4,500
Used Mercedes-Benz S-Class
15 Great Deals out of 162 listings starting at $5,495
Used Lincoln Navigator
94 listings starting at $7,500
Used Ford Mustang
22 Great Deals out of 1,220 listings starting at $5,995
Used Jaguar XJ-Series
5 Great Deals out of 64 listings starting at $7,500
Used Chevrolet Impala
18 Great Deals out of 1,010 listings starting at $2,994
Used Mercedes-Benz E-Class
28 Great Deals out of 663 listings starting at $4,400
Used Cadillac Escalade
18 Great Deals out of 618 listings starting at $4,495

Used Cars For Sale

2018 Lincoln Continental For Sale
17 listings starting at $60,375
2017 Lincoln Continental For Sale
3 Great Deals out of 28 listings starting at $48,998

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.