Truck power steering maintenance, change oil & filter?

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  1. Chicago123456

    Chicago123456 Bobtail Member

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    am I ok to change the filter and leave the oil as is ? it is pretty dark. I think it is time to swap oil as well ?
    I plan to use ATF. I like what the guy did here



    connect 1/2" ID on pressure side ...then crank the engine, refill till you see red color pouring out, top it off...and it is done. volvo vnl 2013, 1M miles ..ATF good ?
     
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  3. Espressolane

    Espressolane Road Train Member

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    I would not recommend using ATF.
    While similar, it is not the same. Yes, they are both forms of hydraulic fluid, they have very different additives. Best to use the factory recommended products or an equivalent.
     
  4. uncleal13

    uncleal13 Road Train Member

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    Freightliner Cascadia says when you change the filter, undo the bolts that hold the reservoir and tip it over to drain it out. Then top up the reservoir with new Mercon III fluid.
    I saw a video where the guy drained out the power steering box, but that’s not the recommended procedure.
     
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    Snailexpress Road Train Member

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  6. Ridgeline

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    Dexron II or Dexron III atf for a volvo.

    actually Mercon is ok but not the preferred fluid.
     
  7. Chicago123456

    Chicago123456 Bobtail Member

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    owner's manual on volvo web page calls for Dexron II or Dexron III...so what is the "preferred" fluid according to you ?
     
  8. lovesthedrive

    lovesthedrive Is here to help

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    Uuuh if you dont own the truck. The companies frown on company drivers servicing company trucks
     
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