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Old 24 Aug 2007, 12:26 pm
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Default Do I need to use Honda power steering fluid in an Acura Integra?

I have a 1991 Acura Integra LS and the power steering fluid is leaking Slowly. I have been using the stuff that says "Stops Leaks" But it does not seem to work that way =D So my question is, Should I use the Honda Power Steering fluid in my Acura Integra? (Honda makes Acura so of course it has a Honda Motor)
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Old 24 Aug 2007, 12:27 pm
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Uh... those fluid are atually standardized for Most of the cars out there... even if you bought those fluid from chevy dealer,and put it into a Toyota vehicle...They are just like the brake fluid or coolants.
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Old 24 Aug 2007, 12:32 pm
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Honda is Acura.Sorry to say that you HAVE to use Honda fluid for the power steering.The "stop leak" stuff is a gimmick.Fix the leak.
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Old 24 Aug 2007, 12:34 pm
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Yes you can use the Honda stuff and Honda (also Acura) have there own tranny and power steering fluid, can't use the generic off the shelf. You have to fix your leak or your fluid will just leak right out, that "Stop Leak" is a waste of money!
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Old 24 Aug 2007, 12:36 pm
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You don't HAVE to, but it is reccommended. This will not stop your leak. You must change the reservoir to stop the leak or the Cap if that's where it leaks from. Maybe even the line, depends where the leak is at. If it's a 91 and it sits outside, the weather may be the reason the leak has develo[ped. Clean the leak and pour in new fluids and then check daily to see where your leak is at. Best of luck.
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Old 24 Aug 2007, 12:40 pm
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No its just to keep car under warranty I have a 90 and uses synthetic oils
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Old 24 Aug 2007, 12:43 pm
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no but it is recomended, as for the leak you need to have it fixedi use it when i can but i usally buy something else
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Old 24 Aug 2007, 12:48 pm
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Yes, It is the same exact fluid, make sure you are getting OES Honda/Acura fluid part number 082069002. I wouldn't put any more stop leak in it. Sometimes additional chemicals will ruin the other, more expensive, parts of the system i.e. the steering rack ($600.00+). The pump can be repaired by replacing the front seal. This job is less than $100.00. The dealer will try to sell you the complete pump...this is not necessary if it's not making any noise. It can be repaired, try a good reputable Honda/Acura specialist (not the dealer) in your town. There are a lot of very good ones out there. They can also replace the pump if it is needed at substantially less then the dreaded dealer. Thanks Bob
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Old 24 Aug 2007, 12:54 pm
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You can use the honda stuff, which is what is probably recommended but actually you can use any type of power steering fluid like the stuff you buy at walmart. Stop using the stop leak stuff because it will just clog things that weren't ment to be clogged. ON the bottle it says that it seeks out leaks, but actually it seeks out all small holes which are sometimes leaks and sometimes they are just small holes that honda ment to be open. If you keep dumping that stuff in you will end up with no power steering at all. YOu can actually use automatic transmission fluid too it's pretty much the same thing as power steering fluid. If it were me i'd just use the cheap walmart brand power steering fluid because there is no point in paying alot for the honda brand when the car just blows it all over the ground.
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