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Power steering grinding noise

Where do i put in the oil for the power steering?What oil do I use?

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    It is a 530d model 2003

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Check the cap it says power steering fluid what happen was when the level is low it makes a grinding sound in it so check the level and also your asking what fluid your need to use well its a power steering fluid go to autozone tell them what your car is and they give you the right one for your car their all the same but you know if you wanna make sure its a good idea too..

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