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P/S Fluid Compatibility?

Q. The owner's manual for my 1997 VW Passat with VR6 engine specifies power steering fluid called VW Hydraulic Oil # G 002000. What power steering fluid available in my parts supply store is compatible with this fluid??

Thanks for your prompt reply to my question!!

A. Power steering fluid is pretty standard stuff. Auto manufacturers always specify a certain type of fluid and would prefer you buy theirs. All power steering fluids meet the same specifications that all cars need.

As a matter of fact, automatic transmission fluid makes a very good substitute for power steering fluid.

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