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Re: Where is the power steering fluid unit found?
It is actually on the passengers side near the engine wall the pump and
reservoir are made as one You will need a flash light follow the drive
belt down past the alternator to the powersteering pump look for a
black lid with a yellow steering wheel on top. The whole steering
system takes only 3/4 quart of dextron automatic transmission fluid so
do not over fill.
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powersteering it should be black type resevoir with a cap on it when you open the hood look the engine over there should be a thing that looks lik a black plastic tank with a cap on it they usually say powersteering on
their should a plastic resevoir bottle under your hood that says powersteering usually in the front of motor unscrew and should have like a little dipstick or not just check to make sure its about 2-3 inches from top
First and foremost, (if not already done) check the powersteering resevoir to make sure it has fluid and it is full as well as having no leaks. If it's leaking you may see small dark areas where you frequently park, on the ground. If it is full, there is a chance you need a new one, a hose/line is broken or has a hole (leak). A mechanic is your best choice to find this out. If the resevoir is empty or low, (can be checked hot or cold; look for level indicators for each on dipstick); fill it up and drive for a day or two - check the fluid again (make note of any difference in steering after filling. Powersteering pump may also be belt driven, so make sure the belt is tight (no cracks, etc.) may need to replace belt.
the power steering resevoir is underneathe the altenatror or your vehicle. you have a gm 3800 series II engine the resevoir is located near the fire wall on the passengerside right under the altenator. the easiest way to check this is to remove the altenator. I say this because there is not much room to put your hands in that area because your coolant overflow tank is there as well. disconnect the ground to the battery first. then disconnect the power lead to altenator. remove serpentine belt. then remove the plug from the altenator. remove the bolts to the altenator and move the altenator aside there you will see the resevoir for the power steering. installation is in reverse order... please rate this......thanks