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Checking the power steering fluid levels

Where do you find the dip stick to check the fluid levels for the power steering?

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  • razmesgam Sep 28, 2008

    Thanks for the information but where is the reservoir? I can find the others for the fluids but not that one. Thanks.

  • razmesgam Sep 28, 2008

    keemo68, thanks for the information....they sure make it hard in this respect to easily get to the

    reservoir.



    emmissionwhiz, yes, you answered my question and I didn't ask the right one as I already knew any dipsitck is in a reservoir. So, can I change the rating?

  • janna Sep 28, 2008

    Is there any easier way than removing the alternator? The cap is basically invisible to begin with.

  • razmesgam Oct 30, 2008

    Yes, that is what we did. Thanks for taking time to suggest it. :-)

  • Anonymous Mar 12, 2014

    Can't find my power steering fluid to check

  • Anonymous Mar 14, 2014

    where do i check the power steering fluid at

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The power steering resevoir is underneathe the altenatror or your vehicle. you have a gm 3800 series II engine the resevoir is located near the fire wall on the passengerside right under the altenator. the easiest way to check this is to remove the altenator. I say this because there is not much room to put your hands in that area because your coolant overflow tank is there as well. disconnect the ground to the battery first. then disconnect the power lead to altenator. remove serpentine belt. then remove the plug from the altenator. remove the bolts to the altenator and move the altenator aside there you will see the resevoir for the power steering. installation is in reverse order... please rate this......thanks

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The dip stick is in the reservoir that holds the PS fluid

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    yadayada Sep 28, 2008

    I answered the question you posed, we don't get paid for this, just trying to help by sharing my 30 years as a auto mech. I think thanks for trying rating is unfair, a helpful would have been appropriate. Thanks

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To get to the power steering reservoir cap you don't need to remove the alternator.  just get someone with a skinny hand to reach down there and get it.  If you can't reach just remove the strut bar and remove the coolant reservoir and place to the side.  Then you will have plenty of room to reach the cap.  Removing the alternator is a waste of time.  Time = money

Posted on Oct 29, 2008

Yes, that is what we did. Thank you for taking time to suggest it.

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