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Power Steering Fluid???

Hi All,

I've wanted to change my power steering fluid in my 07 V6 Frontier for some time now. However I can't seem to find the fluid I want to change it with. I've seen here on the forums and online that a Dexron III ATF (Mobil 1 brand) is recommended, but I can't find it anywhere. I've tried O'Riley/Kragen, Autozone and Walmart but they say they are no longer carrying Dexron III products, it is now Dex IV or V.

Now I was wondering if there are any new recommendations. Can I use a Dex IV or V fluid or should I try to find a Dex III? Would there be any problems mixing with my current fluid? I heard Royal Purple is good. Anybody recommend anything else? I was going to use the "Turkey Baster Method"

Also, right now the power steering fluid in my truck is a red-ish color, is that normal? Is it an ATF?

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Check your manual. For mine (2010), Nissan PSF or Dex IV is recommended. I do the turkey baster method at every oil change and have been using Dex IV and everything is working fine, no squeals and smooth!

I'm pretty sure that Nissan PSF is ATF, but I'm not sure when they made the move from Dex III to Dex IV. The Dex IV is thinner than the Dex III, so make sure you read your manual and see what it says.

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I've read the manual and all its says is Nissan PSF or equivalent. Doesn't mention anything about ATF, Dex III or IV, or what not.
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I've read the manual and all its says is Nissan PSF or equivalent. Doesn't mention anything about ATF, Dex III or IV, or what not.
It should have a little star or number next to the equivalent (mine does and my old 2006 Senta did too). If you follow that below, you will see that Dex XX can be used. My Senta was Dex III, my Frontier is Dex IV.

It lists Dex III for a 2007.

Check the owners manual here: http://www.nissanextendedwarranty.co...r_manuals.html

Copy/paste straight from the 2007 owners manual in the link:
Power steering fluid (PSF) Genuine NISSAN PSF or equivalent.*4
*4: For Canada, NISSAN Automatic Transmission Fluid (ATF), DEXRON. III/MERCON., or equivalent ATF may also be used.

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Thanks! I didn't realize to look on that page in the manual.

But I've been looking for a Dex III ATF but can't find it anywhere. Is a Dex IV or V OK to use?
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dexIII is now called MD-3


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I've read even the new dex VI is packwards compatible. But as long as you use an atf that covers the dex III spec it should work. I just suck out the ps fluid from the resevoir and put in amsoil atf every 5k miles and never had a problem.
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Just wondering what brand/type of PS fluid people have been using. I plan to change to Redline Power Steering Fluid at my upcoming 50k service. I'm already using Redline for my rear diff & ATF.
Red Line Synthetic Oil - Power Steering and Misc. - Power Steering Fluid

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i ran aircraft grade hydraulic fluid in my 09... also known as cold weather psf

what state do you live in? back home, it made sense to run that stuff..down in the states, i can only think of a few locations within a smaller number of states that would have cold eough or long enough winters to justify it..otherwise.. just run anything that says PS fluid on it, or synthetics if you can find it for a good price.
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Just order some Amsoil Signature Series Multi-Vehicle Synthetic Automatic Transmission Fluid. AMSOIL Signature Series Multi-Vehicle Synthetic Automatic Transmission Fluid

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