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Old 12-08-2009, 11:12 AM
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Question Power steering fluid for Volvo S70

I have a Volvo S70 GLT SE. Steering makes moaning sound while turning it. I noticed the power steering fluid is lower the add mark. I saw the manual says just ATF for power steering fluid. Here I have 2 basic questions.

1) What type of fluid to fill? Can someone please help me with exact brand/model?

2) can I just add the new fluid without flushing the existing one?
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Old 12-11-2009, 08:49 PM
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What year is it?
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Old 12-15-2009, 04:59 PM
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It is year 2000 model.
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Old 12-15-2009, 09:10 PM
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NO ATF on the 1999 and up cars.
This is the same as oem.
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I bought 1 quart of synthetic power steering fluid from dealer and filled in enough. After a week I noticed the level was lesser than what I filled in. I thought it would have settled down and added little more, ...and kept adding more every 3 weeks. So it took full 1 quart in about 2.5 months.

I suspect there is a leak somewhere in power steering system. How can I check where the leak is? There is no leak near the reservoir and hoses near the reservoir.
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Most likely the steering rack is leaking. You will have to get under the car and check it.
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Looks like there is leak at where suction hose connects to pump. But hose itself doesn't have any crack. Probably the leak is due to loose connection. After market power steering suction hose costs about $70+. Is there any cheap solution to try before buying a new hose?
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Does it already have an aftermarket clamp?
If not put one on there and see if it still leaks.
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Thank you Mr.Tech. I appreciate your help.

I will change the clamp and see if it is still leaking.

I have another question. How do get the Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) for original volvo power steering fluid. I just want to know what are the contents of it. If I know the contents then I can buy any after market equivalent power steering fluid.

MSDS for gunk can be seen in the link http://www.gunk.com/msds/M2712SYN.PDF.
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You might be able to get one from the Dealer but not sure.
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