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How do i fill the power steering fluid reservoir on a 2007 volvo s40

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Put the vehicle in the air jack stands etc....start vehicle while someone is turning the wheel back and forth fill to full ...but remember the fluid expands as it heats up

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How to replace power steering pump on 1998 Volvo v70


Place the vehicle in park or neutral with the emergency brake. Let the engine idle. Raise the hood and remove the cap on the power steering pump reservoir. The cap will have a plastic dipstick on the end of it. Wipe the dipstick portion with a rag and screw it back down on the reservoir. Unscrew the lid and check the level indicated on a marked scale on the dipstick. The level should read at the top "Hot" mark. Low fluid level will cause the pump to whine. Fill to the appropriate level and listen for noise.
Inspect the condition of the power steering fluid with the cap off the reservoir. It should be translucent red and slightly thick to the touch. Brown, black or sudsy-looking fluid indicates contamination. Power steering fluid that has lost its viscosity (thickness) cannot properly lubricate the seals, bearings and vanes inside the pump, which will cause a high-pitched whine or squealing noise. If the fluid feels gritty between the fingers, it means rust, metal shavings and dirt has entered the reservoir.
Use a slot screwdriver to loosen the low-pressure rubber hose clamp on the bottom side of the power steering pump reservoir. Catch any drippings in a pan. Loosen the high-pressure metallic line nut on the power steering pump body with a fuel line wrench. Let the fluid drain into a pan. Remove the reservoir cap and use a used turkey baster to suck out all of the power steering fluid. Clean the inside of the reservoir with a rag wrapped around a screwdriver.
Reconnect the rubber low-pressure side hose and tighten the clamp with a slot screwdriver. Screw the metallic line nut on by hand and finish tightening it with a fuel line wrench. Fill the reservoir with new (manufacturer's recommended) power steering fluid to the top mark. Start the engine and listen for noise.
Test the tension and condition of the serpentine belt, or the individual power steering belt. The belt should not be cracked or contaminated with oil or power steering fluid. Clean the belt with alcohol. Adjust the (individual) belt for tension, using an end wrench to loosen the adjusting bolt, and a socket and wrench to slightly loosen the pump mounting bolts. Pry the pump outward with a screwdriver to tighten the slack in the belt. Tighten the adjusting bolt with an end wrench. Tighten the mounting bolts with a socket and wrench.
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Volvo with some engines had different location of the power steering fluid reservoir. Find out where is the cap in your C30, S40, V50 or C70 on a example of Volvo C30 with 2.0D PSA engine.

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That really depends on what year. The power steering pump will be on the front of the engine, why not just take a look or consult your owners manual about how to add fluid to the pump reservoir.

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This problem is related to the Electro mechanical power Steering Assistent. They have no steering fluid pump, instead, they have electric motors to assist. You need to bring it to the dear so they can scan the problem. I own a 07 jetta, and same thing happen till the dealer fund a bad angle sensor. good luck

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I have a Volvo s40 2003 and I need to add a little power steering fluid. It looks like the o-ring on the cap is a little worn and the top of the cannister is "damp" when I check it, haven't seen...


1. Power steering fluid DOES need changing because it deteriorates with time and use.

2. You use exactly the fluid type and spec which is specified in the owner's manual . The type of PS fluid to be used depends on the type of PS system fitted to your particular car. These systems can be and are changed during a model run .

3. The fluid you have in the car is red because it is Automatic Transmission Fluid (ATF). Only use the type of ATF specified in the manual. For example if it states use ATF Dexron III or if it states Mobil ATF 3309 or another type only use that spec ATF. (I believe you will have Dexron III product in the car now and it will be the non-synthetic type).


4. You can refresh the PS fluid over time yourself by sucking out some fluid from the reservoir and adding fresh fluid. It is easy to pump out fluid using the pump fitting removed from a plastic trigger spray bottle. Just unscrew the spray nozzle from the tip of the trigger unit before you use it to pump out fluid. Remove and add fluid to the reservoir 5 or 6 times or more over a couple of weeks and you will eventually renew most of the PS fluid. Do not remove fluid once it drops to the level of the top of the top hose connected to the reservoir and then just top up each time to the correct level in the reservoir. It's really that easy.

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PLACE PLASTIC BAG OVER ALTERNATOR TO KEEP FROM GETTING POWER STEERING FLUID IN IT.WILL DAMAGE IT.USE A SIPHON REMOVE ALL POWER STEERING FLUID IN PUMP RESERVOIR.THEN REMOVE REMOVE BOTH POWER STEERING HOSES CATCH WHAT FLUID LEFT IN THE POWER STEERING PUMP IN A DRAIN PAN UNDERNEATH THE VECHICLE TRY NOT TO GET POWER STEERING FLUID ON CAR PAINT IT WILL REMOVE CAR PAINT.AND POWER STEERING FLUID IS DANGEROUS.ITS A NEW KIND TRY NOT TO GET ANY ON SKIN OR CLOTHES WEAR LATEX GLOVES WHEN HANDLING IT.

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Power steering hose cme off causing atf leaking


If the hose clamps onto the rack & pinion,get a new clamp (replace the hose too,its probably worn)Reinstall it.fill the p/s resovoir,start the car (when the fluid gets low,add more fluid)It will make moaning noises.Just make sure the new hose isnt leaking.Turn the steering wheel back & forth a few times,top off the fluid,turn the wheel again,you should be ok.If the hose bolts on to the pump,you will need to change the hose with a wrench.(fluid replacement is the same way.

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crisco cooking oil... JUST KIDDING... on a serious note as far as i know any power steering fluid except for what's specified for honda's... they use a lower pressure fluid ...

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