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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Power Steering Fluid???
The power steering pump is located under the alternator near the firewall. It is hard to get to so you most likely need a funnel with a flex pipe to reach it without making a huge mess. I hope this is helpful.
Posted on Jan 04, 2009
It is very hard to see, its back and underneath the altenator, use a flashlight to find it buried under wires and tubes.
Posted on May 03, 2009
Does the compressor run steady, cycle on and off continually or even come on at all? If cycles on-off then attach charge manifold/gauge set and bring freon up to proper level. If does not come on at all, then start engine, turn a/c on, remove two-wire plug from low pressure cut-out switch mounted on accumulator. Jumper the wires at plug and see if compressor comes on. If so, bring freon up to proper level.
If charge level was low then check for system leak after system charge with an electronic leak detector if available.
If compressor runs but doesn't cool vehicle then with engine running and a/c on feel (carefully) the lines. High side line should be hot (be careful) and low side line should be cold. If these are both true then it's possible non-cooling condition is due to air temp diverter door not operating or heater valve not shutting off (if so equipped). If low side not cold it could be a plugged orifice tube. If high side not hot it could be bad rings on compressor. Both conditions can be diagnosed with a/c manifold gauge set by noting the pressures.
For safety... if not familiar with differences between hi and low side components or with charge equipment then please take vehicle to qualified person for service.
Posted on Jun 22, 2009
The power steering pump is in the front of the engine. You will see the serpentine belt on the pulley and it will look something like htis picture. The pump has a resevoir with a cap on top which is removable and has a dipstick built in to tell you how low you are on fluid.
Posted on Sep 13, 2009
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