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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Power Steering
On the motor somewhere (probably the top, front) There will be a black cap. It will be on top of a reservoir and it will say POWER STEERING FLUID (unless it has wore off) The front of your motor will be where all the belts are (probably the passenger side). The cap will have a dip stick attached more than likely. The dip stick should have two markings on it for HOT and COLD. Use these two markings to make sure the fluid is filled up to at least the cold mark. If not check your owners manual for the proper type of power steering fluid and add a little at a time checking every so often to see if it's full.
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Posted on Feb 04, 2009
I had this question initially. However, the Nissan Sentra (starting in 2007) has an electric Power Steering. It DOES NOT need any power steering fluid. The electric power steering is suppose to give you better fuel efficiency and lower maintenance cost.
Posted on Feb 28, 2009
SOURCE: Power steering leak --a lot
Three areas of concern. A leaking steering rack: By looking under the car, look for the rods which tie the left and right wheels together in the center. By turning the steering wheel fully to the left or right, you can look behind the front wheels 1/2 way down and you will see the rod I am referring to. Following the rod to it source of attachment, it will have a rubber bellows type cover surrounding is as it gets near the center of the car. If the rubber is torn and has oily residue, that is where you are loosing your power steering fluid. It is a leaking power steering rack. A fairly expensive repair, best left to a professional. Buying a used one is a real crapshoot because they are very prone to failure as they get older.
2. The high pressure hoses will leak on these cars. It is difficult to see these without putting the car on a lift because the pump is on the firewall side of the engine. If you notice the fluid dripping near the pump, it is a higher probability than not that it is the high pressure hose than the pump. Also look at the return hose coming from the reservoir, Sometimes the clamps aren't that tight and it will cause a leak, but your description sounds like a leak under pressure.
Posted on Mar 25, 2009
There is a tensioner assembly that consists of a long bolt which passes through a stationary bracket at it's head, and a small steel block near the pulley that it tensions. In this block, perpendicular to the long tension bolt, is a small set screw or lock bolt. it may be a 10mm or 12mm head. This lock bolt must be loosened before adjusting the tensioner, and tightened after. This system is also very oxidation prone, so a thorough soaking with penetrating oil prior to service is highly recommended. Also loosen and oil the pivot bolt for the pulley/pump that the tensioner adjusts. It will probably still take some arm wrestling to get it free.
Posted on Nov 18, 2009
Testimonial: "I am familiar with the tension screws & other bolts they mentioned, I just didn't know if the tension bolt was connected tgo the pulley and assembly. "
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