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WTF?? That's a new one on me!! :rolleyes:

So, what is this yellow PS fluid?? What do I look for in the parts store?

Jody.

P.S. WooooHooooo!! 25 posts!! I'm a member now! :cool:
 

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Was yellow fluid in your pump from the factory? Thats odd, I'd be curious to know too.
 

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power steering fluid is amber in color.

our tacomas do not use power steering fluid, you should be using atf(automatic transmission fluid). atf is red in color

if you have amber fluid in your ps system, you should flush it out and put atf in its place
 

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drabnor said:
power steering fluid is amber in color.

our tacomas do not use power steering fluid, you should be using atf(automatic transmission fluid). atf is red in color

if you have amber fluid in your ps system, you should flush it out and put atf in its place

or, someone played a mean trick on him and pissed in his rez :eek:
 

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or, someone played a mean trick on him and pissed in his rez :eek:
lol, only in norcal :rolleyes:
 

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Outback said:
WTF?? That's a new one on me!! :rolleyes:

So, what is this yellow PS fluid?? What do I look for in the parts store?

Jody.

P.S. WooooHooooo!! 25 posts!! I'm a member now! :cool:
Did you ever have the dealer check the system for leaks? They put a yellow color dye in it. Could be that. Had mine checked for leaks and they put a yellow dye in it. System wasn't leaking..but the dye stayed in there. So now my fluid is yellow.

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drabnor said:
lol, only in norcal :rolleyes:
no, this is only in norcal...SF to be exact ;)
 

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There are 2 kinds of PS fluid that I've seen. One is yellow and the other is red. Toyota calls for Dexron-II ATF in our PS systems, and that is red too.
 

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Oh no! Its Chris in yet another horrible costume! :D

is this better?

learned something new on the PS fluid...and here I thought someone had missed his tires and pissed in his ps res. , silly me ;)
 

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'Ya know, come to think of it, the PO said that he replaced the PS pump a while before I bought it. That must be why it's yellow -- dye to check for leaks. It's flourescent yellow, that makes sense.

Do y'all think I should flush it? Any better way to go about that? What do you recommend?

Jody.
 

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As far as I know it won't hurt anything by being in there.
 
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