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Power steering is going out.

Steering is hurky jerky. checked what i thought was power steering fluid reservoir and indicates right level for coldmax and hot min. got a belt thats squeaking and a pulley that looks loose. maybe that's the problem. if not, estimate how much it should cost for pump and belt replacement and i need to know where the powersteering fluid is found. I looked on passenger's side next to radiator fluid reservoir. think that's where owner manuel said it was. want to be sure before i go to a tech about it. THANX!

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There ia a belt that runs from the pump its self to a smaller pully behind and attached to the large crank pully. check belt, adjust tightener if needed

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Just apply some ENGINE DEGREASER on the belts and pulleys, rinse them with plain water, making sure the electrical components don't get wet. That will take care of your problem.

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