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2013 power steering fluid

Discussion in '2nd Gen Tundras (2007-2013)' started by countryhog, Feb 22, 2020.

  1. Feb 22, 2020 at 7:14 PM
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    what power steering fluid can be used? DOT 3, DOT 4, or Dexron II or III?
     
  2. Feb 22, 2020 at 7:31 PM
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    I believe it’s Dex 3. DOT 3 & 4 are brake fluid. Definitely don’t mix the two.
     
  3. Feb 23, 2020 at 10:34 AM
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    Thanks. Duh!
    Will the off the shelf power steering fluid work? Or definiely has to be dex? ive got a bunch from other cars
     
  4. Feb 23, 2020 at 10:37 AM
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    Power steering fluid.
     
  5. Feb 23, 2020 at 10:42 AM
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    Did PS fluid change over with the 2.5 gen?

    It's ATF.
     
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  6. Feb 23, 2020 at 10:49 AM
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    Dealership told me it’s nothing special.


    Owners manual will solve this problem. Anyone have a screen shot of the oils/capacities for the 2nd gen Tundra?
     
  7. Feb 23, 2020 at 10:59 AM
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    ColoradoTJ

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    Right from the owners manual.

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    That kinda upsets me. Parts counter told me to just get plain old power steering fluid.

    Guess it’s always a good practice to check and verify the specific fluid for your vehicle.
     
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  8. Feb 23, 2020 at 12:36 PM
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    Yeah i saw that in the OM but was hoping dex2 was compatible with iff the shelf
    Thanks guys
     
  9. Feb 24, 2020 at 7:26 PM
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    Dalandshark

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    FYI... On my 4runner I was able to disconnect the return line to the reservoir and crank the wheel to flush out the old fluid (while continuing to keep the reservoir stocked with fresh fluid and front end jacked up). I haven't tried on my Tundra yet, but I assume it will work as well.
     

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