Question about 1997 Nissan Maxima
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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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
if this is an automatic there will be a dip stick if it is a manual you do not use transmission fluid to find out what sencor is bad take car to advance auto parts they have a digatal reader and can tell wou what sencer went bad and where it is located
Posted on Dec 05, 2008
SOURCE: I have a 1998 Nissan
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
Posted on Feb 02, 2010
SOURCE: Power Steering Belt slipping
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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Posted on Apr 15, 2010
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Open the hood and find the reservoir for the power-steering fluid. It will probably be labeled on the cap. If not, look near the belts for a pulley-driven pump with a plastic or metal reservoir on top.
Open the cap. It may unscrew or pop off.
Check the fluid level (see illustration in Step 2). If the reservoir is made of clear plastic, look for full and low indicator lines on the outside. The cap will have a small dipstick attached if the reservoir isn't see-through. Wipe the dipstick clean with a rag and put the cap back on. Remove the cap and check the level on the dipstick. Your car may have both full hot and full cold indicators, as the fluid level will vary depending on whether the engine is cold or hot.
Add power-steering fluid as needed, using a funnel to avoid spilling. If the engine is hot, fill to the hot line. If the engine is cold, fill to the cold line.
Put the reservoir cap back on.
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