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What kind of power steering fluid is needed for a 1990 cavalier

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I just use tranny fluid that will work for you

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SOURCE: 1999 Chev Cavalier power steering oil - 4 cylinder

Most older gm cars you can use dexron 2 transmission fluid or find in your local parts store a good brand of universal fluid.

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If you live in a rust belt state.Check power steering line going to steering rack it have rusted through causing the fluid loss

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I would suggest using Valvoline Power steering fluid.  It is certified to be used in GM vehicles.  Hope this helps.  Let me know if I can help any further.  Thanks for an honest rating and for using FixYa!

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USE GM POWER STEERING FLUID IF EQUIPPED.BUT MOST NEW 2006 TO 2009 MODELS HAS ELECTRIC POWER STEERING.DONT USE POWER STEERING FLUID.

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You will need to clean under the car and then run car and turn wheel a few times then shut it down and try to find the leak, its got to be a hose or the metal return line is rotted and leaking, in some cases it may also be the power steering pump that leaks, after cleaning the old oil you will be able to pinpoint the leak better.

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Whining sound when turning


Please elaborate. Does it happen when stopped and turning the steering wheel, at certain speeds or both?
Does yours have power steering? That was an option for 1990.
First thing that comes to mind is the power steering pump or just low on fluid. Check the fluid level first. Not necessarily in danger of imminent failure but if yours has never been replaced it would be a good idea to get a new one for peace of mind.
One way to check it is to go to drive into a big empty parking lot, turn off the engine (don't turn the key too far as to lock the steering) and make some of the same kinds of turns that typically makes the noise happen. If it still makes the same noise it's NOT the power steering pump and I'm at a loss without more details. If it doesn't whine, then it still could be something with the power steering. With the car running and parked have someone turn the steering wheel back and forth and listen for it under the hood and you should be able to find the source. If you don't know where the power steering pump is I'd suggest getting a service manual. I recommend one from Haynes.

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Changing the power steering fluid on a 2004 chevrolet cavalier


http://www.autozone.com/autozone/repairinfo/repairguide/repairGuideContent.jsp?pageId=0996b43f80cb3bdbFollow your power steering hoses to your steering and disconnect and use a container to catch fluid,you can also loosen hoses at pump and put towel over hole and blow out line to get all fluid out,make sure when you blow , the other end is secure and fluid doesn't go every where,good to have another person helping.Here's a link on how to bleed.

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Diagram of 1999 Cavalier power steering pump


Chevrolet Cavaliers have power steering installed as standard equipment. The power steering is assisted with hydraulic pressure generated by the power steering pump. The pump circulates the fluid and makes turning the steering wheel very light and responsive to the touch. A sure sign the power steering pump is failing is when steering becomes more laborious; also look for leaking power steering fluid puddled under the car. Removing a power steering pump is not a difficult project and is the first step to repairing the power steering system.
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    • The serpentine belt on the front of the Cavalier's engine provides the power to operate the power steering pump. You have to first remove the belt to free the power steering pump's drive pulley. Underneath the Cavalier is a spring-tensioned pulley keeping the serpentine belt taut. Use a socket wrench to grab the center hex nut on the tension pulley and turn it so the belt becomes loose. Remove the belt from the pulley and then from the other wheels and pulleys on the engine.

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    • A tube runs from the pump to the power steering assist mechanism in the Cavalier near the front axle. This hard tube has two fittings on each end for a connection. Use a box-end wrench to disconnect one end of the tube underneath the Cavalier. Be careful because some power steering fluid will leak. Just hold your finger over the hole and set a container underneath the tube and wait for the fluid to drain.

      Once the fluid finishes draining use the box-end wrench to disconnect the tube from the power steering pump. The tube is bent and twists to make its way through the engine bay from the pump to the power steering assist. There's no need to remove it from the bay. Just push it aside.

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    • The power steering pump is bolted directly onto the engine block. To remove the pump, unscrew the fasteners securing it to the engine. There may or may not be thread lock compound used to seal the bolts onto the engine. If the bolts do not easily turn use some force to break the thread lock. Do not worry about doing this. Breaking thread lock is the only way to get a bolt free. Once the bolts are out, lift the pump out of the engine bay. Again, though, be careful because as you move the pump some remaining power steering fluid may drain from the access port where the tubing was connected. You might want to get a shop towel to hold over the port when moving the pump to avoid a dripping mess.

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Where is the power steering reservoir located on the 1990 Toyota Carolla?


Make sure that your vehicle is parked on a level surface and the engine is cool before you check fluid levels. Power steering fluid and other fluids read at different levels when warm instead of cool. Locate the power steering fluid reservoir. It is located under the hood of your Toyota Corolla on the passenger side next to the engine. The reservoir is connected to the power steering pump. Remove the cap and use the dipstick to check the fluid level. For the most accurate reading, clean off the dipstick with a rag first, then re-insert and remove for the fresh reading. Add automatic transmission fluid or power steering fluid approved for use in Toyota vehicles if the fluid is below the low level mark. Add fluid gradually to keep for over filling the reservoir.
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Hi i have a honda accord LX 1990 and i have a proble turning to the letf and to the right it get hard evyry time i turn


it sounds like your power steering isn't working. Check the fluid , if it needs fluid make sure to use power steering fluid or you can also use automatic transmission fluid dexron.
Check your power steering belt to make sure it is not loose or missing. If all that is ok you may need a p/s pump or steering rack and pinion unit.

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Power steering doesn't work - 1990 Toyota Forerunner 3.0 engine


It sounds like your power steering pump has gone out. If your resevoir has fluid and there are no power steering lines with holes in them, that would be the next option to look at. When the pump goes out the fluid cannot move throughout the tube to help give you assitance in steering. Change this pump and your power steering will be back to normal. Please let me know if you have any further questions. Thanks for using FixYa!

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Power steering leak


If you live in a rust belt state.Check power steering line going to steering rack it have rusted through causing the fluid loss

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Mazda 626 turbo 1990 power steering cuts out intermittently. Any suggestions? How do you flush and renew power steering fluid?


is your pump belt slipping?  To change the oil you need to remove a hose, drain the fluid and replenish.  However, I have a feeling that you need anew pump or your rack and pinion is binding.  And these are items that need replacement. 

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1999 Chev Cavalier power steering oil - 4 cylinder


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