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I was driving and when i turned a corner my powersteering whined like it had no fluid. i stopped turned the car off. and when i got back in about 3 minutes later to start it, it sounded fine. is this something i should prepare for the expense in the near future?
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Well, I'm not really sure what the manufacturer's recommended interval is... But to be honest with you, once every 100000 kms, or 5-6 years is plenty for a transmission fluid/filter change is enough (yes, there is a filter inside the pan of the transmission, assuming it's an automatic). But, if you notice problems earlier (transmission starting to slip, fluid discoloration, or any other transmission related driveability issues) the first thing to do would be to do a transmission oil/filter change as soon as you can. Beware of these places that offer a transmission flush, that's about as useful as putting winter air in your tires, and costs money for nothing.
Posted on Aug 12, 2008
The 3100 and 3400 Engine Models have the power steering reservoir located on top of the engine on the passenger side of the vehicle, located directly on top of the power steering pump. The 3800 engine has the power steering pump located on the rear of the engine. you will want to wait until the engine is cold, some of them are a tight squeeze and can cause burns when it's hot. You have to, with the engine OFF, reach back and around and take the cap off to pull out the Cap/Dipstick and check it. Filling it is the tricky part, I have some tubing attached to the end of a funnel I use to Fill them, I currently work at a GM Dealership. Sometimes the wiring runs right on top of the reservoir, and it can be a hassle to get the cap off.
Posted on Aug 14, 2009
The power steering resivore is on the left side ( driver side ) of the engine there is a cap for the pump , the brake fluid goes into the master cylinder remove the cap if it needs fluid the oil is either a rubber ( press on pull off ) or metal cap( twist on and off) located on one side of the engines valve covers on most chevrolets driver side as well . never over fill a fluid level .
Posted on Aug 27, 2009
if this car has the 3800 or 3.8 ltr its on the passenger side towards the fire wall,the fill sits low in the back ,behind the engine,you might need a transmission funnel so you dont spill the p/s fluid all over the back of the engine,hope this helps
Posted on Sep 06, 2009
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