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2003 volkswagen beetle, fluid level

Checking fliud levels and I found a green cap on the right side of the engine that is low. Could you tell me what type of fluid goes here?

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  • vickimoree Jun 02, 2008

    The cap is green about the same color as the above posting. It has no writing on it. The dip stick says full, min. nothing else. It appears to have some kind of oil in the resivor. Thanks for your help.


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I found out what the green cap is for. This is a power steering resivor. You have to fill it with a speical kind of power steering fluid so you won't damage your pump. You can order it on line.

Posted on Jun 16, 2008

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It will saiy on the cap tell me what the cap says and we go from there

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  • fernando arevalo Jun 02, 2008

    i'm not really sure what's that for but see if you have the owners manual and look for it but if not i just don't want to recomend somethign when i'm not sure about it sorry


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