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Steering wheel followed by an exclamation mark

I have been driving my mother in law's car while mine is in the shop. I was headed home this morning and noticed the steering wheel followed by an exclamation mark sign by the speedometer. The car has been driving fine as far as I can tell, but like I said I am only borrowing it so I don't really know if the way it is driving is normal or not. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Most likely you are low on steering fluid. A small fix if you know what to do. There is a power steering pump under the hood. It has a reservoir with a cap on it. Unscrew the cap, check the little dipstick to see if it has sufficient fluid. If not, find out which type of steering fluid to use. Check the owner's manual, a mechanic or an auto parts store. Then simply fill it to the mark on the dipstick, replace the cap, smile, and you're done.

By the way, the power steering pump is located near the front left of the engine compartment. A belt connects it to a pulley at the front of the engine. Remember not to leave the cap off!

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