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ziggy
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Power steering fluid

I need to add a little power steering fluid to my 2001 Nissan Altima.  The owner's manual says use Genuine Nissan PSF ll or equivalent.  Is Prestone or Valvoline equivalent?  What is equivalent to Genuine Nissan PSF ll?  :smileyvery-happy:Thanks so much.

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AAAPete
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I believe the owners manual may also list the equivalent...

I believe the owners manual may also list the equivalent such as Dexron III/Mercon which is automatic transmission fluid.

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ziggy
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Can I use Valvoline or Prestone power steering fluid?  Th...

Can I use Valvoline or Prestone power steering fluid?  Thanks again.

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AAAPete
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Yes as long as it is classified as Dexron III/Mercon.

Yes as long as it is classified as Dexron III/Mercon.

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ziggy
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Pete, can I use American XT Auto Transmission Fluid which...

Pete, can I use American XT Auto Transmission Fluid which says it's for GM cars and light trucks requiring Dexron, Dexron II(E) and Dexron III(G) except those requiring those requiring type F, V or SP... The manual says genuine Nissan PSF II or equivalent.

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AAAPete
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It looks like it falls in the catagory of "equivelen...

It looks like it falls in the catagory of "equivelent" as here is what my resource states: Genuine NISSAN PSF, Canada NISSAN Automatic Transmission Fluid, Dexron(TM) III/Mercon(TM), or equivalent ATF may also be used