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Prestone Power Steering Fluid

Part No. AS261Y/1 Warranty Details  
Use Prestone Power Steering Fluid to top off your vehicle's power steering reservoir and help protect against pump breakdown caused by wear, oxidation and foaming.

Product Features:
  • Formulated for use in GM, Ford and Chrysler vehicles and in most foreign cars and light trucks
  • Formulated to help protect modern power steering systems against pump breakdown caused by wear, oxidation and foaming
  • Helps stop squeals
  • Pours at sub-zero temperatures to help assure consistent cold-weather steering performance
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Container/Package Size:32 oz
Container/Package Type:Plastic Bottle
Contains Leak Detector:No
Contains Seal Conditioners:Yes
Contains Stop Leak:Yes
Honda Approved:No
Type:Mineral Oil

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PrestonePower Steering Fluid
 
4.4

(based on 14 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (9)
  • Reliable (9)
  • Can withstand use (4)
  • Compact (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Home garage (9)
  • Upkeep (6)
  • Automotive repair shop (3)
  • Roadside repairs (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual driver (8), Auto enthusiast (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great product, great value!

The 32oz bottle is perfect for either topping off or changing the reservoir fluid; a flush might take two bottles. Anyway, the side bottle viewer lets you see how much fluid you have...Read complete review

The 32oz bottle is perfect for either topping off or changing the reservoir fluid; a flush might take two bottles. Anyway, the side bottle viewer lets you see how much fluid you have remaining... that's a bonus. Easy to pour and has a great price, I recommend it.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Slow as molasses in January

I bought this to flush and fill my power steering system when I replaced the pump in November. I noticed that it was much thicker than the OEM recommended fluid, but it was too...Read complete review

I bought this to flush and fill my power steering system when I replaced the pump in November. I noticed that it was much thicker than the OEM recommended fluid, but it was too late to turn back. Come Jan, had two months at arctic temps. At 10 deg. F or less, the pump and belt screamed unit it warmed up. I hope there's no perm. damage.
I will flush and replace with OEM in the Spring.

Reviewed by 14 customers

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5.0

Good Brand

By 

from Florence, SC

About Me Casual Driver

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Reliable

Cons

  • Na

Best Uses

  • Automotive Repair Shop
  • Home Garage
  • Roadside Repairs
  • Upkeep

Comments about Prestone Power Steering Fluid:

Prestone has always provided a good product.

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4.0

I've always trusted prestone

By 

from Portland, ME

Verified Buyer

Comments about Prestone Power Steering Fluid:

Prestone is a dependable brand that delivers exactly what you would expect from a top named brand.

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(5 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

It's worth with the price, no leak.

By 

from Orange County

About Me Auto Enthusiast, Casual Driver

Verified Buyer
Level 2

Pros

  • Cheap Price
  • No Leak
  • Suitable With Kia Sedona
  • Suit My Kia Sedona

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home Garage
    • Roadside Repairs

    Comments about Prestone Power Steering Fluid:

    It's good product for casual driving

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    (3 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Slow as molasses in January

    By 

    from Ann Arbor, Michigan

    About Me Cold Winter Driving In Mi, Mechanical Engineer

    Comments about Prestone Power Steering Fluid:

    I bought this to flush and fill my power steering system when I replaced the pump in November. I noticed that it was much thicker than the OEM recommended fluid, but it was too late to turn back. Come Jan, had two months at arctic temps. At 10 deg. F or less, the pump and belt screamed unit it warmed up. I hope there's no perm. damage.
    I will flush and replace with OEM in the Spring.

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    (1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Steer Me Right

    By 

    from Owego, Ny

    About Me Auto Enthusiast, Casual Driver, Competitive Driver, Mechanic, Truck Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer
    Level 2

    Pros

    • Can Withstand Use
    • Compact Design
    • Easy To Use

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Automotive Repair Shop
      • Home Garage
      • Roadside Repairs
      • Upkeep

      Comments about Prestone Power Steering Fluid:

      Works Fine

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      (15 of 27 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      Rebuilding steering system

      By 

      from Ohio

      About Me Auto Enthusiast, Casual Driver

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      Verified Buyer
      Level 4

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Reliable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home Garage

        Comments about Prestone Power Steering Fluid:

        Good price when used with coupons

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        (14 of 27 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        I've used this product since 2006.

        By 

        from Virginia Beach, Virginia

        About Me Casual Driver

        Verified Buyer
        Level 2

        Pros

        • Reliable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home Garage

          Comments about Prestone Power Steering Fluid:

          This fluid match to most cars.

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          (75 of 121 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          AS advertised

          By 

          from Tampa,Fl

          About Me Casual Driver, Mechanic

          Ask me a question

          Verified Buyer
          Level 3

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Reliable

          Cons

          • No cons

          Best Uses

          • Home Garage
          • Upkeep

          Comments about Prestone Power Steering Fluid:

          Quality Power steering fluid Value priced

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          (88 of 146 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Power steering fluid / PRESTONE

          By 

          from Delray Beach, FL.

          About Me Auto Enthusiast, Casual Driver

          Verified Buyer
          Helpful Reviewer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Reliable
          • The Best

          Cons

          • None

          Best Uses

          • Upkeep

          Comments about Prestone Power Steering Fluid:

          Refill

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          (87 of 156 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          i would buy this product again

          By 

          from erie pa

          About Me Casual Driver

          Verified Buyer
          Helpful Reviewer

          Pros

          • Can Withstand Use
          • Compact Design
          • Easy To Use
          • Reliable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Home Garage

            Comments about Prestone Power Steering Fluid:

            good service

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            • Q:

              Will this work for my 2004 Nissan Altima?
              Asked on 2/17/2016 by Albert

              1 answer

              • CUSTOMER CARE

                A:

                Hi Albert, glad to help you! You should be able to use this Prestone Power Steering Fluid (Part No. AS261Y/1) in your 2004 Nissan Altima as it meets service requirements of GM, Ford, Chrysler, & many global manufacturers. For more information, I would suggest that you contact the Prestone directly at 1.800.890.2075 and they would be in a better position to help you.

                Answered on 2/19/2016 by Steve from AAP
            • Q:

              Hi. I bought Prestone Power Steering fluid which is formulated for Chrysler among others a few years ago at one of your stores and I believe they told me that I could also use it in the transmission for my 2003 Chrysler van. Correct?
              Asked on 12/31/2015 by David from Connecticut

              1 answer

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                A:

                Yes, David, this Prestone Power Steering Fluid (Part No. AS261Y/1) can also be used as a transmission fluid.

                Answered on 1/2/2016 by Steve from AAP
            • Q:

              Is this equivalent to "Ambra Multi G 134 Hydraulic Oil for New Holland TC 33 DA tractor power steering pump?
              Asked on 8/16/2015 by David from Mocksville, NC 27028

              1 answer

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                A:

                Happy to answer your question David! The Prestone Power Steering Fluid (Part No AX261Y1) is formulated for automotive applications more specific for GM Ford and Chrysler vehicles.

                Answered on 8/17/2015 by Panda from AAP
            • Q:

              Can this be used in my2000 Honda crv??
              Asked on 5/13/2015 by cortney from United States

              2 answers

              • CUSTOMER CARE

                A:

                I'm happy to help, Cortney! Your 2000 Honda CR-V calls for Honda Power Steering Fluid Type S or V Part No. 8206-9002PE or equivalent. Prestone Asian Power Steering Fluid (Part No. AS269Y-6) is engineered for Asian vehicles. You may also consider Valvoline Oil Products Honda Power Steering Fluid (Part No. HPS-12) sold at your local CARQUEST store.

                Answered on 5/13/2015 by Heath, ASE Parts Specialist from AAP
              • CUSTOMER CARE

                A:

                Happy to assist you Courtney! This Prestone Power Steering Fluid Part No AS261y/1 shows to be formulated for GM, Ford, and Chrysler. A Prestone Power Steering Fluid that is formulated for your vehicle would be Part No AS269Y-6.

                Answered on 5/13/2015 by Panda from AAP
            • Q:

              can I use this in my 2001 saab 9-3?
              Asked on 3/13/2015 by rich from NY

              1 answer

              • CUSTOMER CARE

                A:

                Hi VKT, This product is not vehicle specific. This fluid on your vehicle as it is formulated for use in GM, Ford and Chrysler vehicles and in most foreign cars and light trucks. When it comes to repairs and maintenance, I would recommend that you to refer the vehicle owner's manual for the exact specification and quantity for better and safer results.

                Answered on 3/14/2015 by Steve from AAP
            • Q:

              Can I use this on my 2005 Town & Country 3.8 in lieu of ATF+4?
              Asked on 3/9/2015 by Steve

              1 answer

              • CUSTOMER CARE

                A:

                I'm happy to help, Steve! Your 2005 Chrysler Town & Country with the 3.8L V6 is engineered to utilize power steering fluid meeting Chrysler Specification MS9602 or equivalent. This fluid specification indicates ATF+4, such as CARQUEST Oil & Fluids ATF +4 Automatic Transmission Fluid (Part No. A104), is the correct fluid to use.

                Answered on 3/9/2015 by Heath, ASE Parts Specialist from AAP
            • Q:

              Is this the equivalent of Ford ESW-M2C33-F?
              Asked on 2/20/2015 by miamatt from Miami, FL

              1 answer

              • CUSTOMER CARE

                A:

                Hi Miamatt, I'm glad to help you! This will not meet the specification ESW-M2C33-F. You'll need the CARQUEST Oil & Fluids Type F (ATF) Automatic Transmission Fluid (1 Quart) - Part No. CQ410, it covers the Ford specification ESW-M2C33-F, which is commonly referred to as "Type F" fluid.

                Answered on 2/21/2015 by Solomon
            • Q:

              is this compatible with BMW 530i 2003?
              Asked on 1/4/2015 by vkt from Philadelphia, PA

              1 answer

              • CUSTOMER CARE

                A:

                Hi VKT, This product is not vehicle specific. However, you should be able to use this fluid on your vehicle as it is formulated for use in GM, Ford and Chrysler vehicles and in most foreign cars and light trucks.

                Answered on 1/5/2015 by Steve from AAP
            • Q:

              I have Prestone Power Steering Fluid. Can I use it in a 02 VW Golf.
              Asked on 11/4/2014 by John from Somers, NY

              1 answer

              • CUSTOMER CARE

                A:

                Hi John, you should be able to use the prestone power steering fluid on your 2002 Volkswagen Golf. It is formulated for use in GM, Ford and Chrysler vehicles and in most foreign cars and light trucks. Not approved for Honda cars.

                Answered on 11/6/2014 by Steve from AAP
            • Q:

              Will this work with a 2004 Volvo S60?
              Asked on 12/28/2013 by Patrick from United States

              1 answer

              • CUSTOMER CARE

                A:

                Hi Patrick! That's a good question. This power steering fluid may work with your vehicle since it is formulated for use in GM, Ford and Chrysler vehicles and in most foreign cars and light trucks.

                Answered on 12/30/2013 by Max from AAP
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