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Power steering fluid

Cant find where to check it

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Hope this helps!

Posted on Feb 23, 2009

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On the 3.8 2002 GP GT the power steering reservior is directly under the alternator, very hard to find, very hard to fill. I have had to use a long funnel to get fluid in, and then you can not see enough to know if it is over filling it. I hope this helps....

Posted on Jan 31, 2009

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The photo posted is actually rather useless for this application. If you know the engine and have done as little as changing the oil filter you will see that this diagram is inaccurate.

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Ther si usually a reservoir under the hood that is easy to be accessed. If u trace the steering column from inside the car to under the hood, it is usually connected to the control valave which is connected to the rack and pinion. If u trace the hose/lines of the rack and pinion, it will lead u to the reservoir for the power steering fluid. Then again r u certain that ur steering is not electrically controlled? If it is, then ur vehicle doesn't use power steering fluid

Posted on Jan 28, 2009

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SOURCE: Checking the power steering fluid levels

Yes, that is what we did. Thank you for taking time to suggest it.

Posted on Oct 30, 2008

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SOURCE: power steering fluid

There isn't any. The new MKV Rabbits and Jettas use an electro-magnetic type power steering system. This does not use any fluid

Posted on Dec 05, 2008

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SOURCE: HOW DO I CHECK THE POWER STEERING FLUID

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.

Posted on Dec 17, 2008

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SOURCE: 1995 bonneville power steering fluid

i don't know why they make it so hard to find, but this diagram i found helps a lot! i searched for a long time and finally saw this online, hope it helps! http://www.bonnevilleforum.com/t213271/

Posted on Dec 21, 2008

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SOURCE: power steering fluid level

most power steering caps have dipstick attached to the lid,and show a level for warm and cold, if not check the level is approx 1inc below neck...

Posted on Oct 11, 2009

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hi

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