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I need to refill my power steearing fluid but the cap is not a screw, how can i remove this and what fluid is best to use

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Need easy way to take off transmission fluid cap.Trying to check fluid.

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Checking the fluid level on these cars isn't easy. Not one of the Generals best ideas. There isn't a dipstick under that cap. The fluid level is checked by removing a screw on the side of the transmission while the car is running and sitting level.
This makes it tricky to do for the average do-it-yourselfer as you not only need to jack up the front of the car but the back end to keep it level. Probably a vain attempt to get the cars back into the dealers shop.

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The fluid level screw is intended to be used for diagnosing a transaxle fluid leak or resetting the transaxle fluid level after service that involves a loss of fluid.


The fluid level should be checked when the transaxle is near Room temperature or at 40°C (104°F) .

CAUTION: Removal of the fluid level screw when the transaxle fluid is hot may cause injury. Use care to avoid contact of transaxle fluid to exhaust pipe.

The engine must be running when the transaxle fluid level screw is removed, or excessive fluid loss will occur. Since the actual fluid level is unknown, stand clear when removing the fluid level screw. Have a container ready to capture any lost fluid.

WARNING: Do not turn the engine off with the fluid level screw removed as you can be injured by hot transaxle fluid being expelled out of the fluid check hole.

  1. Let vehicle idle for three to five minutes with accessories off.
  2. Apply brake
  3. Move shift lever through all gear ranges, pausing three seconds in each range.
  4. Place shift lever in Park. Important: Vehicle must be kept level on the hoist.
  5. Raise vehicle on hoist.
  6. Place oil container under fluid level screw.
  7. Remove the fluid level screw with the engine running at idle.
  8. Fluid level should be at the bottom of the fluid check hole. Because the transaxle operates correctly over a range of fluid levels, fluid may or may not drain out of the fluid check hole when the fluid level screw is removed. If fluid drains through the fluid check hole, this transaxle may have been overfilled. When fluid stops draining, the fluid level is correct and the fluid level screw may be installed. If fluid does not drain through the fluid check hole, the transaxle fluid level may be low. Proceed to ADDING TRANSAXLE FLUID.
  9. Install fluid level screw. Tighten 12 N.m (106 lb in)
  10. Lower vehicle.
  11. Shut off engine. Adding Transaxle Fluid: With the engine running, add fluid at the vent cap location in half liter (1 pint) increments until fluid drains through the fluid check hole. Allow the fluid to finish draining through the fluid check hole.
  1. Install fluid level screw. Tighten 12 N.m (106 lb in)
  2. Lower vehicle.
I hope this helps you along.
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