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post #16 of 24 Old 11-15-2018, 12:44 AM
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Reason, steering is electric not like our old pump variety
While the pump is driven by an electric motor instead of a belt and pulley off the engine, its still the same old hydraulic pump that has assisted steering for more than 75 years.

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Just left our '15 at our local dealer. Was able to talk to the mechanic we use. He won mechanic of the year a few years back out of all Nissan mechanics tested. I trust him. As far as the p/s fluid he said as long as the level touches the dip stick (my words, not his) the level is okay. Reason, steering is electric not like our old pump variety, though there must be a pump somewhere. He did say he adds a little just to make customers feel better.

As a side, my wife who drives the M 95% of the time said there has been a bump she feels through the steering wheel every morning. As I saw in another thread, Greg said it is the hydraulic motor mount and that bump (clunk) is normal. He will find the service notice for us.

I will let you know if he finds anything else tomorrow. It is just nice having someone who knows what he is talking about. Not that any of you don't, but Nissan tested.
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Subject:*SB Nissan; Thunk Sound on First Few Accelerations of the Day*
Summary of NTB14060:

SERVICE INFORMATION
A two-piece design front engine mount is currently being used for the Applied Vehicles listed.
A single thunk noise may be heard during the first few accelerations of the day from this type of mount, and is considered normal operation.
The mount has also been designed with built-in free play that is normal.*
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- A thunk noise may be heard during the first few accelerations of the day.
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- Does not occur again, or at any other time.
DO NOT REPLACE THE MOUNT:
- If it has free play or a "single event" thunk sound during the first few accelerations of the day. This is considered a normal characteristic of this type of engine mount.
- If a shift shock condition is present when shifting from park into gear or between any combination of gears. This condition is due to transmissions line pressures and not movement of the mount.
NOTE: Refer to the Electronic Service Manual, section TM - Transaxle & Transmission, for further diagnostic information on shift shock.
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Ok. Little over a month after I added a fluid, checked last night after car was parked for 3 hours in the garage.

What a surprise, it was over filled, almost to the top. Interesting, where it came from, ok waited overnight still the same overfill level.

Manual telling to check when its between 32 and 86 F its all.

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Checking back on the thread, I doubt you have a problem It wasn't good that in your first post you noted that the OS fluid reservoir was essentially dry. That can burn up pumps in a hurry. But there's no evidence in the thread that your pump was damaged.

Idea: use a turkey baster to lower the level to the correct fill mark, then don't worry about it. Check it once a week to calm your mind. If you ee any significant change, then you can start diagnosing what's going on.

95% chance there was just a teeeeeeny bit of operator error when you filled it.

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Checked mine out of curiosity, itís also not showing on the stick.
I do my own oil changes and usually donít check it that often.

Noticed Prestone has Asian approved power steering fluid. Suppose to work with Nissan products.
Might give it a try.

Update: Purchased the PS Fluid from Nissan for $4.99.
Prestone would of been $12.29.
Added the fluid and can tell it steers with less effort.

They gave me a few crush washers for the oil changes also.
I have a genuine Nissan bottle of PS fluid from my 12 MO, but it doesn't say "epsf" it is red, and my fiance has a 15 MO that is very low. Would the fluid I have work? Part number 999mp-ag000p
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I have a genuine Nissan bottle of PS fluid from my 12 MO, but it doesn't say "epsf" it is red, and my fiance has a 15 MO that is very low. Would the fluid I have work? Part number 999mp-ag000p
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I personally would not use it. Break down and buy a bottle of fluid made for electronic power steering.
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I personally would not use it. Break down and buy a bottle of fluid made for electronic power steering.
What are some equivalents? I've been looking online, but Nissan dealer is 30 mins away. AutoZone/oreilly, would they have anything?
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What are some equivalents? I've been looking online, but Nissan dealer is 30 mins away. AutoZone/oreilly, would they have anything?
I could not find an equivalent that I would trust. I bought a quart for my '17 Maxima from Amazon.



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