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10-20-2013, 09:33 PM #1
07 malibu transmission fluid mistake / issue
Alrights guys, got a good one here. My sister has a 07 malibu and she accidentally put power steering fluid in her transmission reservoir. i know, super dumb. But, now idk the best move to make next. Tow it / drive it to garage and flush trans, possibly replace any gaskets etc? I'm not a trans guy at all, so any help / would be appreciated.
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10-21-2013, 11:23 AM #2
I would take it and have it flushed. Although the ps fluid may not harm anything immediately, it does not have the same properties that trans fluid does. It expands at a different rate. Lubricates differently. I would have it flushed and new trans fluid installed asap.
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10-21-2013, 11:27 AM #3
10-21-2013, 06:50 PM #4
Yeah I advised her to flush it asap. Thanks for the info/quick reply pikey.
No heartbeat, unfortunately she managed to put ps fluid in the trans lol.
10-21-2013, 08:01 PM #5
Ya know, I'm not going to go against what the others have said, but I was wondering how much did she use?
Both are hydraulic fluids. ATF will have some dye and some additives for longer product life and better lubrication. The ATF is a superior product. But if only a little PSF was added, the net result would not really change the properties of ATF.Ray
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10-24-2013, 11:30 AM #6
Oh no! I see that your sister is in a sticky situation with her vehicle regarding putting power steering fluid in here transmission reservoir. Private message if I can be of any assistance.
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