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Old 02 Oct 2007, 04:48 pm
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EG8 1.5 Single Cam Fuel Injected Civic ......i know HONDA makes Transmission Oil which is Red(wine color) & Power Steering Fluid (which is Clear in Color)...can anyone tell me the difference between the Transmission Oil & Power Steering Oil....?
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Old 02 Oct 2007, 04:51 pm
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tranny oil has lots of detergent in it .Honda trans fluid is a differ ant formula than other automakers too.ase tech
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Old 02 Oct 2007, 04:54 pm
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one goes in the power steering and one goes in the trans
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Old 02 Oct 2007, 05:00 pm
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Actually, in an automatic transmission car they both serve the same function. They are hydraulic fluid for the internal components to use to do work, and to a lesser extent they are also lubricants for the systems they serve. In fact, some cars these days actually call for transmission fluid in the power steering system, rather than special power steering fluid.In a manual transmission, the only real purpose for having fluid in there is to lubricate the transmission. Most manual transmissions use gear lubricant, which is like a very thick version of motor oil. However, some cars, including my Saturn, use automatic transmission fluid in the manual transmission.
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Old 02 Oct 2007, 05:03 pm
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Yes glad to help...Automatic trans mission fluid is only made to with stand about 600 PSI (Pounds per Square Inch) becasue the maximum pressure it ever sees is actually about 465 PSI at its maximum which occurs oddly enough when you shift into and are in reverse...Also trans temperatur runs cooler than the powersteering does too...Power steering on the other hand reaches a maximum of about 2200 PSI when the steering wheel is turned to the full stop turned position inb either direction and you hear that screeching noise...because of its higher pressure if you also understand basic physics you will know that when pressure goes up heat is also likely to rise given those conditions...this is also why some manufactures recommend do not use ATF in Powersteering units...BTW if ATF is ever Added to mid 70s ford products Cougars and T birds especially at 20-30 minutes of warm up the fluid willl end up on the ground due to ruined seals in the powersteering box...Hence always follow the manufacturers recommendation for fluid and if in doubt don't risk it run powersteering fluid marked safe for your brand of autoWalt
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