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Thread: PSF3 power steering fluid

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    Junior Soul
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    PSF3 power steering fluid

    Stopped by a KIA dealer today to pick up some oil filters, power steering fluid, and transmission fluid. While they had trans fluid, the parts rep is checking on the power steering fluid - he showed me a KIA update that mentioned KIA chemicals will not be making/carrying PSF3 and that KIA recommend using some high quality power steering fluid such as Valvoline. There was some mention not to use transmission fluid. He said he'll call me once he confirms what they're recommending/selling. If anyone else has any specific information, please let us know. I'll post anything new that I hear.

    Greg

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    Junior Soul
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    power steering fluid

    Quote Originally Posted by grege View Post
    Stopped by a KIA dealer today to pick up some oil filters, power steering fluid, and transmission fluid. While they had trans fluid, the parts rep is checking on the power steering fluid - he showed me a KIA update that mentioned KIA chemicals will not be making/carrying PSF3 and that KIA recommend using some high quality power steering fluid such as Valvoline. There was some mention not to use transmission fluid. He said he'll call me once he confirms what they're recommending/selling. If anyone else has any specific information, please let us know. I'll post anything new that I hear.

    Greg
    OK, so I heard back from my KIA dealer and their parts manager found out that the KIA spIII transmission fluid is AOK to use (equivalent of their diamond III trans fluid), but that KIA indeed no longer carries/makes/sells psf3 power steering fluid and they recommend using any clear or amber "high quality" steering fluid, but NOT to use transmission fluid (which is always interesting to me b/c some cars like my toyota recommend Dexron III trans fluid when changing the power steering fluid).

    Makes me wonder what KIA will specifically be using when they repair or flush power steering issues???

    Anybody know if prestone power steering fluid is clear or amber? Fella at Advance Auto told me it was pink trans fluid.
    Greg

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    power steering fluid

    Yesterday, I picked up 2 KIA oil filters ($8 each) and washers ($1.30 each), trans fluid (spIII, $7 each) and learned that psf 4 has now replaced psf 3 power steering fluid and that psf 4 is the one to buy for the SOUL. psf4 costs ~$40.00 US per quart. ouch.
    Greg

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    Thank you for the*informative*posts.
    Last edited by Danormalmo; 07-07-2014 at 11:05 PM.

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    Well, it's only *informative* if you're driving one of the older Souls.
    The post you replied to, is already five years old.
    Generally, it's frowned on, to post to really OLD threads.

    At least for the 2013, there is NO Hydraulic power steering. NO fluid and no pump or reservoir.
    I'm assuming that carries over into the 2014 as well.

    Our steering is now Electric with none of the above plumbing and basically it's maintenance free.

    Please indicate in your Control Panel, where you live and what car you're driving. Be as specific as you can.

    Cheers Mate!
    TechnoMage
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