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    What other PS fluid is the same as GM #89021184

    I don't want to wait until Tuesday to pick up a bottle at the dealer so what other brand would work? I have a bottle of Advance PS fluid but it doesn't mention that GM number.

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    Re: What other PS fluid is the same as GM #89021184

    I've got a bottle of Prestone PS fluid and the label says it is formulated for GM, Ford and Chyrsler system; no mention of any specifications. There website also mentions compatibility with factory fluids.

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    Re: What other PS fluid is the same as GM #89021184

    I found my Cadillac dealer parts department to be open today but when I gave him that part number he couldn't find it, like it doesn't exist, even when GMPartsDirect.com clearly shows it. Some more searching online finds another part number for the same product but in a larger bottle which the dealer does have. I would think the parts people would know this! Instead I had to make 2 trips.

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    Re: What other PS fluid is the same as GM #89021184

    I think i would have gone to Pep Boys and bought a respectable brand that listed it as being GM certified.

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    Re: What other PS fluid is the same as GM #89021184

    Quote Originally Posted by C "T" ess View Post
    I think i would have gone to Pep Boys and bought a respectable brand that listed it as being GM certified.
    That may be OK for a 10 year old car but the late models require specific fluids. I wouldn't trust a brand that says it works with all GM vehicles when some cars use ATF as a PS fluid.

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    Re: What other PS fluid is the same as GM #89021184

    To each his own but your theory is incorrect. How many dealers are use synthetics other than Mobil 1. My dealer uses Kendall. I presume its cheaper. If a product achieves the GM certification, then it's good to go.

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    Re: What other PS fluid is the same as GM #89021184

    I changed mine out and used AMSOIL Synthetic PS Fluid.

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    Re: What other PS fluid is the same as GM #89021184

    AMSOIL-best lubricants on the planet and they have the data to back up their claims. I use AMSOIL for everything on all my vehicles. NEVER had a single problem.

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    Re: What other PS fluid is the same as GM #89021184

    Probably a little late for the OP, but for those looking to upgrade the stock fluid to a high quality synthetic:
    AMSOIL Synthetic Power Steering Fluid (Product Code PSFCN)

    Ordering info in my sig.

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    Re: What other PS fluid is the same as GM #89021184

    Well just for everyone if your vehicle is still under any kind of warranty using anything but gm factory fluid will violate said warranty as far as the fluid itself is concerned the factory fluid is a full synthetic specialty fluid same as the transfer case and front diff fluids and the proper replacement is only available from a gm dealer- reference i work for one

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    Re: What other PS fluid is the same as GM #89021184

    briar1989,

    Welcome to the forum! I'm happy to see you are reading the posts! Most newbies start by asking questions that have been answered many time here!

    Welcome, Marv

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    Re: What other PS fluid is the same as GM #89021184

    Quote Originally Posted by briar1989 View Post
    Well just for everyone if your vehicle is still under any kind of warranty using anything but gm factory fluid will violate said warranty
    If you need the fluid you probably have a leak and if the car is still under warranty, have the dealer take care of it.

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    Re: What other PS fluid is the same as GM #89021184

    Quote Originally Posted by briar1989 View Post
    Well just for everyone if your vehicle is still under any kind of warranty using anything but gm factory fluid will violate said warranty as far as the fluid itself is concerned the factory fluid is a full synthetic specialty fluid same as the transfer case and front diff fluids and the proper replacement is only available from a gm dealer- reference i work for one
    This is not true (unless the fluid is solely proprietary of GM) in which case that fluid would be available from said dealer at no charge. I reference a quote:

    "Much of the protections for vehicles and their warranties are from the 1975 Magnuson–Moss Warranty Act. One brief relevant component of this law makes it that if a specific factory fluid is REQUIRED for operation of your vehicle, and there is no such available alternative that can be met with established standards of quality and production, the vehicle manufacturer and franchisees (i.e. the dealerships) must make that fluid available at no charge."

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    Re: What other PS fluid is the same as GM #89021184

    Quote Originally Posted by briar1989 View Post
    Well just for everyone if your vehicle is still under any kind of warranty using anything but gm factory fluid will violate said warranty as far as the fluid itself is concerned the factory fluid is a full synthetic specialty fluid same as the transfer case and front diff fluids and the proper replacement is only available from a gm dealer- reference i work for one
    Dealer propaganda.

    They cannot force you to buy something branded by them (GM) that helps them make money. All you need is to have is power steering fluid you use meet their requirements, that's it, end of story. If they (the dealer) tell you differently, it could be construed as against the law and at the very least unethical of them to tell you that.


    http://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles...ne-maintenance

    Will using 'aftermarket' or recycled parts void my warranty?

    No. An 'aftermarket' part is a part made by a company other than the vehicle manufacturer or the original equipment manufacturer. A 'recycled' part is a part that was made for and installed in a new vehicle by the manufacturer or the original equipment manufacturer, and later removed from the vehicle and made available for resale or reuse. Simply using an aftermarket or recycled part does not void your warranty. The Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act makes it illegal for companies to void your warranty or deny coverage under the warranty simply because you used an aftermarket or recycled part. Still, if it turns out that the aftermarket or recycled part was itself defective or wasn't installed correctly, and it causes damage to another part that is covered under the warranty, the manufacturer or dealer has the right to deny coverage for that part and charge you for any repairs. The FTC says the manufacturer or dealer must show that the aftermarket or recycled part caused the need for repairs before denying warranty coverage.


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    Re: What other PS fluid is the same as GM #89021184

    Quote Originally Posted by C&C View Post
    This is not true (unless the fluid is solely proprietary of GM) in which case that fluid would be available from said dealer at no charge. I reference a quote:

    "Much of the protections for vehicles and their warranties are from the 1975 Magnuson–Moss Warranty Act. One brief relevant component of this law makes it that if a specific factory fluid is REQUIRED for operation of your vehicle, and there is no such available alternative that can be met with established standards of quality and production, the vehicle manufacturer and franchisees (i.e. the dealerships) must make that fluid available at no charge."
    Interesting...so I am in a pickle. I am trying to find an aftermarket fluid for the AWD transfer case. But apparently the only people that make the GLS fluid is GM. Yet they want $5 for it...

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