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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
 
4.3

(based on 12 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (9)
  • Reliable (8)
  • Can withstand use (4)
  • Compact (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Home garage (8)
  • Upkeep (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual driver (7), 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.

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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

    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

          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

            Ask me a question

            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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                  (117 of 207 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  WORKED INSTANTLY

                  By 

                  from Tallahassee,fl

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Reliable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Prestone Power Steering Fluid:

                      I had a loud noisy whinny power steering pump. i thought i had to replace it but first i tryed the prestone . i pumped out the old and put in prestone and instantly no more noise at all,none. thats the cheepest fix i ever had.bad news is i have to fix the other noises i couldnt here before. Thanks Prestone !!!

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                      (107 of 193 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Power Steering Fluid by Prestone

                      By 

                      from Charlotte, NC

                      About Me Auto Enthusiast, Casual Driver, Mechanic

                      Ask me a question

                      Verified Buyer
                      Level 8

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use

                      Cons

                      • Price

                      Best Uses

                      • Upkeep

                      Comments about Prestone Power Steering Fluid:

                      This stuff used to be so much cheaper but then like anything else, prices have gone up. Just needed some to have on hand for when the stuff leaks out in the tractor. Same price as [...] though so I'd rather give my business to Advance!

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                      • 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

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                          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

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                          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
                      • Q:

                        would this product work for a ford mondeo 2001 model
                        Asked on 8/10/2013 by sam

                        1 answer

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                          A:

                          The Prestone Power Steering Fluid (Part No. AS261/2) should work for a ford 2001 Ford Mondeo as it meets service requirements of GM, Ford, Chrysler and many global manufacturers. It is compatible with factory fluids and contains several key ingredients to ensure smooth system operation. Anti-wear agents to protect pump components. Antioxidants to prevent sludge formation. Antifoam agents to prevent pump cavitations and steering loss. Antifoam agents to prevent pump cavitations and steering loss. Corrosion inhibitors to protect metal components. Pour point depressants for good low temperature steering. For any further assistance, please feel free to call us at: 1-877-238-2623 or visit the nearest Advance Auto Parts store and one of our Parts Pros will gladly assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.

                          Answered on 8/10/2013 by Steve from AAP
                      • Q:

                        Is this equivalent to Chrysler MS5931 fluid?
                        Asked on 8/9/2013 by Joe from Placentia, CA

                        1 answer

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                          A:

                          This Prestone Power Steering Fluid - part# AS261/2 may work as it is formulated for use in GM, Ford and Chrysler vehicles and in most foreign cars and light trucks. However, I would suggest you to call us at: 1-877-238-2623 or visit the nearest Advance Auto Parts store and one of our Parts Pros will gladly assist you on this Prestone Power Steering Fluid.

                          Answered on 8/12/2013 by Vincent from AAP
                      • Q:

                        Can I use this on my 1996 Saturn SL-1
                        Asked on 7/17/2013 by Car Park

                        1 answer

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                          A:

                          The Prestone Power Steering Fluid (Part No. AS261\/2) is formulated for use in GM, Ford and Chrysler vehicles and in most foreign cars and light trucks. For any further assistance, please feel free to call us at: 1-877-238-2623 or visit the nearest Advance Auto Parts store and one of our Parts Pros will gladly assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.

                          Answered on 7/17/2013 by Vincent from AAP
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