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Need power steering fluid dont know where or how to put it in

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It's on the top on the left side (passenger side). I have same car and been putting the fluid in very often cause I got a leak in my power steering somewhere unfortunately : /

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Some models were on top of the pump and then some wrer on the passengers inner fender under the hood in front of the strutt tower

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