Re: HELP!!! Does anyone know what fluid is required for the power steering???
Here is an update on my power steering saga.
I found that Pennzoil recommends their Mercon or Dexron III for Ford power steering for years including my 1999. So today I purchased 3 quarts of somebody's Mercon ATF and received Wifey's OK to put her turkey baster to better use than it has seen over the years stored in one of her kitchen drawers.
Next, I purged as much junk fluid from the pump as I could, replacing it with the new Mercon. Took awhile to cycle the reservoir with 3 quarts although I believe the end results were worth the efforts expended. That stuff look terrible. Of course, I didn't help the situation by mixing new power steering fluid with ATF that was originally in the pump circuit.
The pump's fluid is now clean, the pump is quite so lets see if it lasts.