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Power Steering fluid: Put it where, now?

For the life of me, I cannot find where to pour the power steering fluid into my Tercel. Can anyone help?

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Just follow the pipes from either the pump, or the pipes from the rack eventually you will run into it from memory i think it is bolted to the firewall up high on the right as you look at the car.

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