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Old 01-13-2008, 02:38 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Does the 2004 Impala SS use power steering fluid or transmission fluid for

the power steering? I need to add power steering fluid to my car. I can't find my manual. I did a search to find the location of where to add the fluid. It also said that some Impalas use transmission fluid instead of power steering fluid. Does anyone know for sure?

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Old 01-13-2008, 02:38 PM   #2 (permalink)
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those two fluids are interchangeable

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Old 01-13-2008, 02:39 PM   #3 (permalink)
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for sure it uses power steering fluid, cars or trucks haven't used transmission fluid in 20 years, and that was a special type F for ford.

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Old 01-13-2008, 03:16 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Power steering Fluid. If you look at the cap on the pump it will show what looks like a steering wheel. Gm has put a picture on all caps to show what fluid they need. Good luck!

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Old 01-13-2008, 03:16 PM   #5 (permalink)
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look on dipstick it will tell u...atf is similar... jump on phone to dealer...they are happy to answer dumb questions...ask how i know..lol

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Old 11-14-2008, 08:29 AM   #6 (permalink)
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You can go 2 routes with adding power steering fluid. First you can go with GM p/n 89021184 or GM also has a cold climate fluid which is listed as p/n 12345867. Hope that helps you out.

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Old 11-14-2008, 09:22 AM   #7 (permalink)
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from my experience stick with the cold climate stuff, to keep the pump from whining at a cold start.

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