What type of fluid goes in my wife's 2004 Accord EX power steering unit? Sorry to ask here but I rarely have time to get into this car.
That is not good advice. PS fluid like any other fluid does eventually where out and needs to be replaced. Replacing it will allow the system to work as it should for years to come. All fluids in my vehicles are replaced every two years, regardless of mileage. I tend to keep my cars for a long time though, so it matters to me.unless it's ugly black and grimy i'd just leave it alone
A couple of you have answered with this same info. Thanks. This is exactly what I was looking for.Honda designed their PS systems to work differently from all the other PS systems. When you go to the parts store, the aftermarket fluid for Honda doesn't work with anything else. You will see on it written "For Honda". Lots of people who use aftermarket PS fluid eventually have problems. Most people who stick with OEM Honda usually have a fairly long life out of their PS systems. I have never had PS issues on any Honda I have ever owned.
Do you use it in a 7th Gen Accord right now?Run of the mill ATF in all my Honda and Toyota power steering systems for 3 decades. It has the anti-wear capabilities and flows well at low temperature.