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Chevy Malibu Questions

dvc1492sdvc1492s Member Posts: 13
edited March 2014 in Chevrolet
I have a 98 Chevy Malibu which after checking the power steering level this weekend I noticed it being a bit low. The trip to the local auto parts store turned up negative on the purchase of a pint / quart of "power steering fluid". One interesting comment that I received from the attendant was that this unit is Korean made and probably uses "Honda" fluid. There is a listing for "PS" fluid in the Quaker State book but short of going to a GM dealer (just can bring my self to getting dragged over the hot coals), does anyone know if this is true? Any response would be appreciated.



  • 0patience0patience Member Posts: 1,712
    This is the recommended fluids for your vehicle.

    GM Power Steering Fluid (GM P/N 1052884 - 1 pint or 1050017 - 1 quart, or equivalent). In cold climates use (GM P/N 12345866 - one pint, GM P/N 12345867 - one quart, or equivalent).

    NOTE: The system should be flushed and bled prior to switching fluid types.
  • jap350jap350 Member Posts: 4
    What type of fluid is it that GM Spec's Call for. (Dexron, mercon, merconV)??
  • alcanalcan Member Posts: 2,550
    ...none of the above. Opatience already stated that it's GM Power Steering Fluid and provided the part numbers.
  • jap350jap350 Member Posts: 4
    Sorry, I'm a little slow on these things. So we can only get the fluid from GM?
  • alcanalcan Member Posts: 2,550
    You have 2 choices:

    1 - buy any aftermarket power steering fluid which states the following on the label: meets or exceeds GM 9985010, Chrysler MS-5931, Ford M2C-128D, AMC 4060, Volkswagen TL-VW-570-26

    2 - go to ANY GM dealer and buy power steering fluid
  • jap350jap350 Member Posts: 4
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