What type of power steering fluid should I use?

Asked by Jun 03, 2014 at 05:05 PM about the 2000 Lexus ES 300 Base

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I own a 2000 Lexus ES300 and want to change my power steering fluid.  The power steering cap says to use a dexron type atf, but the clerk at my auto parts store says she never heard of using atf for power steering on an on-going-basis.  Should I use an automatic transmission fluid in my power steering unit or should I buy a regular power steering fluid?

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Please go by the power steering reservoir cap and or your owners manual. The auto parts store clerk was not trained properly. Dex/Merc ATF is what you want.

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