Power steering fluid

ford
thunderbird

#1

I have a 1966 ford thunderbird with power steering. I was checking the fluids in my car one day and I noticed that my power steering fluid level was low. So I went to look in my shop manual to see what fluid went in it. It specified to put type F automatic transmission fluid into the power steering pump. I went and talked with a local mechanic on the matter and he said that the tranny fluid had I high level of detergents in it and it would cause seal failure. He said that I should use power steering fluid. To my knowladge, power steering fluid is a fairly new power transfer fluid. Can anyone tell me which one I should put into my power steering pump?

Thank you to those who do.


#2

Ford has used ATF for many, many years…It will not damage oil seals. Your system by the way is a Rube-Goldberg contraption of valves and hoses and a hydraulic cylinder connected to the drag-link…Leaks and seeps are common to the point of being “normal”…