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1997 Jimmy Where and how much power steering fluid should I put in my Jimmy when the dipstick reads at the add level?

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Your power steering tank will not hold more than 2 pints. First check with your owners manuel to be sure of the proper fluid. With the small bottle of steering fluid, add slowly. check every so often with the dip stick until it says full.
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Posted on Nov 18, 2008

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