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I have a 1998 Safari Serengeti Motor Home, What kind of oil goes in a the Power Steering unit. The color of oil in the unit is red,.

Mechanic's Assistant: When was the fluid last checked? Have you heard any whining noises while turning the wheel?

A fitting came loose and I lost almost all the fluid. It looks like red Hydraulic fluid.

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Safari yourself? What have you tried so far?

I am. I fixed the fitting that leaked most all the fluid out.

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

No, Just what type of fluid to use Thanks

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Auto Mechanic: Eric, Automotive Repair Shop Manager replied 7 months ago
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HI,

It takes Mercon V fluid, which is both a transmission and power steering fluid.

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
what grade of oil goes in the power steering on a 1998 safari Serengeti RV. the color in it looks like Red hydraulic oil. It doesn't look like regular power steering oil which is clear in color.
Auto Mechanic: K. Wiggins, ASE Certified Technician replied 7 months ago
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Hello, it's red due to being Dexron V transmission fluid which can be interchanged with power steering fluid.

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