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very low fluid levels can make trying to steer, erratic.also low fluid levels will burn out the power steering pump.if the leak is minor try using a sealer like lucas. and make sure to keep the reservior full
there is a belt on the front of the engine that drives the various items like alternator, water pump, air conditioner and power steering pump-the power steering pump is the only accessory that has a reservior with a cap on it-look for it and turn the cap counter clockwise, it has a small dipstick on it. fill the reservior to the full level using the dipstick.
In the power steering reservior. It should have a cap and be either opaque (the cap will have a dipstick inside) or translucent (you'll be able to see the level through the reservior). It'll be on the serpentine system. You can also find it by finding a metal hose that runs into the bottom of the reservior and connects to the steering system. Hope this all helps.
The power steering fluid will aerate (churn and make bubbles) if the power steering fluid is overfull or underfilled.
If the steering is making a binding sensation, causing excess motor drag, then it's probably low.
Just go to auto parts store and buy their recommended fluid. It's about $3/quart usually. Some auto makers require very specific fluid for their cars, but for a Nissan, it should be somewhat standard.
There should be a dipstick that is marked with the proper fluid level on your power steering pump. It'll be marked HOT and COLD, which of course corresponds with when you're checking the fluid. If you haven't driven the car and it's morning time, check the level with COLD. If the car has been driven and is warmed up, then check it against HOT.