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Where is the power steering reservoir on my 2002?

Where is the power steering reservoir on my 2002 VW Jetta. It sounds like I'm low on fluid but can't find the reservoir to check it.

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Where do you fill power steering in 2001 vw Jetta

There should be a plastic cap for it on the leftside of the engine bay under the hood, from the position as you would look at it leaning over from the front... it is down inside not up on the surface of the engine bay easy to see as are the other fluid reservoirs. The cap is about as big as a silver dollar, if you ever seen one. You will need a funnel with a long nozzle to add fluid to it to reach inside without spilling. I used to siphon my Passat's out as low as I could and then refill it to spend more of the fluid in the sealed 1 liter can from VW. VWs use a special power steering fluid that is compatible with the seals inside the power steering pump and at the unions. Using a different type of power steering fluid may damage the seals and cause leaks. (Most vehicles today use Viton seals and 'O' rings which are resistant to most everything, some cars use polyethylene seals (usually turquoise in colour) and much older cars use simple butyl rubber.) The best advice I can give to any VW owner is to buy the Robert Bentley manual for your car, if you plan on keeping it and maintaining it properly, making it dependable. The manuals are pricey, but well worth the resource... other manuals simply don't have the detail of a Bentley Publisher's for VAG and Mercedes.

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