what can i use for power steering fluid if i dont have any?

its a 1986 mercury cougar

7 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
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    i always use ATF- you can buy a quart for less than what a pint of P.S. fluid costs, and it works the same. its all hydraulic fluid.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Get the power steering fluid. For your Cougar, Mercury specifically advises against the use of Mercon automatic transmission fluid in the power steering system. I also answer questions at http://www.realworldautomotive.com/

  • Vic J
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    Automatic Trans fluid.

    Power steering fluid is actually ATF.

    They put ATF in a bottle and sell it as Power Steering fluid.

    Use whatever type your transmission uses.

  • 1 decade ago

    Transmission fluid is a suitable substitute. Try to find the leak.

    Source(s): Retired Mechanic
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  • 1 decade ago

    a Schwinn, dont put anything in there that is not power steering fluid

  • 1 decade ago

    transmission fluid is the same thing been using it in all cars for years

  • 1 decade ago

    you can use a.t.f. but its not good for it

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