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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-09-2006, 06:10 PM Thread Starter
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Red face Transmission Fluid in the Power Steering Fluid reservoir

I've been hearing a little squealing from the power steering...I open the reservoir and find (to my surprise), transmission fluid. So I'm a "shade tree" mechanic which means I could use a little help.
1) how much damage does this cause? (if anyone knows)
2) how do I drain the transmission fluid out and should I flush it with anything?
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-09-2006, 08:46 PM
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Same cars use ATF fuild in the power steering system, have no idea about "1973 280sel 4.5" .
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My W 126 uses ATF in the transmission and power steering.
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All vintage Mercs use ATF in the reservoir,if it is squeeling,you will need to source another pump...BUT,is the pump OR just the belts?
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Thanks

Thanks. It was a little low so I added ATF and ...now she cranks and won't start. BUT I think something shorted out. Oh well, that for another post. Thanks again.
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