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HOW DO I CHECK THE POWER STEERING FLUID

POWER STEERING IS MAKING A NOISE AND I SUSPECT IT IS LOW ON FLUID

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  • outdoorsman1 Feb 22, 2009

    Friend driving us noticing power steering noise; this reservoir not as easy to find as other cars I've seen, being in back of engine on passenger side, and down low. Lid has stylized white printed "steering wheel" shape (looks like Mercedes logo minus one spoke...) over stylized "water waves" liquid symbol and a book shaped icon apparently inviting you to consult your manual, though the black dipstick attached to cap has obvious "Hot" and "Cold" engine fill level lines engraved in it...Again, a flashlight will be handy.



    Apparently level can get quite low before noise heard; friend's flued evel was below the dipstick (no liquid showing on stick). Now what I want to know is can U use automatic transmission fluid in a pinch?

  • outdoorsman1 May 11, 2010

    Since there is a small plastic reservoir-looking part high and obvious on passenger side of engine, near a pump-looking item powered by serpentine belt, with wires and pressure sensor on top, it might be good to clarify that the power steering reservoir is to the far REAR of engine compartment near firwall and down; and that lid has symbol of waves on it and screws off (unlike censor top on above black plstic component) and has a 2" cylindrical plastic dip stick. If anyone is Googling this issue at night, a flashlight might be handy...

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The fluid is located in a black plastic reservoir on the passenger side of the engine near the power steering pump, if the fluid is not low u will need to flush out the system and replace the pump.

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SOURCE: Where is the Power steering Fluid located?

This is what it looks like:

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THERE IS NO CAP TO FILL IT LIKE NORMAL POWER STEERING SYSTEMS. IT HAS TO BE SERVICED FROM THE INLET HOSE.

  1. Fill pump with hydraulic fluid through intake line. Turn the pulley/shaft by hand until fluid comes out of pressure port.
Look underneath the car up at the driver's side of the car above your tie rods (or look at it from above). It is mounted to your steering gear.

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