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What fluid do i add for the power steering

Some cars call for power steering fluid, and some call for DOT brake fluid. For the 740iL BMW which do I fill the power steering reservoir. Yes, this seems like an obvious answer. However, I have found contradictions to type of fluid.

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Use power steering fluid on BMWs and Benz.

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SOURCE: cant find reservoir to fill power steering fluid, not where manual says...

the power steering reservoir is under the altnator and idler pully on the bottom near the fire wall...this is by far the stupidest place every to put such a thing!!!!

Posted on May 25, 2009

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SOURCE: Where is the brake fluid reservoir on a 2006 BMW 325i

Driver side on firewall in engine compartment. Cap should say type, if not at least DOT 3.

Posted on Jul 21, 2009

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SOURCE: How/where can I add power steering fluid to 2002

The power steering pump has totally gone bad for there to be a whirling sound.

Let an expert take a look.

Posted on Sep 08, 2009

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SOURCE: Which ATF fluid for BMW 2001 330Ci power steering?

Dexron III ATF is what BMW called for in the power steering pump in these models. However, GM no longer makes a type-III ATF!

Nice thing about GM Dexron specifications is that any higher numbered fluid meets the requirements of previous, lower numbered fluids. What does this mean? Siphon out as much as the old junk as you can. Refill with Dexron III and if you cannot find that? A common on the shelf *upgraded* synthetic fluid can be found in Dexron VI that more than adequately surpasses previous Dex-III specifications. So use with confidence! Pour and forget...

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SOURCE: how to add transmission fluid to 2000 bmw 740il

Hey

They don't put a fill tube on them . It's suppose to be life time fluid. Must be filled from the fill hole and the plug is on the right rear side of the trans.

Hope this has helped
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I have not seen this particular model but the reservoir should be toward the front of the engine compartment on the (US) driver side, It has a big black plastic cap about 2.5" in diameter with indentations around the perimeter to grip. On some models they had to tuck it down where you have to reach down between other components to get to it, but on a 7 I would expect it to be up high and easily accessible.
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