Acura Coupes and Sedans 1994-2000 Repair Information

Power Steering Pump



Only genuine Honda power steering fluid or a known equivalent may be used when adding fluid. Acura says that ATF or fluids manufactured for use in other brands of vehicles by their manufacturers or independents are not compatible with the Honda power steering system. The use of any other fluid will cause the seals to swell and create leaks.


See Figures 1, 2 and 3

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Fig. Fig. 1: Fluid level indicator lines can be found on the side of the power steering reservoir

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Fig. Fig. 2: Twist and pull up on the cap to add fluid

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Fig. Fig. 3: Use a funnel to avoid spilling the fluid

The fluid in the power steering reservoir should be checked every few weeks for indications of leaks or low fluid level. Check the fluid with the engine cold and the vehicle parked on a level spot. The level should be between the upper and lower marks. Fluid need not be added right away unless it has dropped almost to the lower mark. DO NOT overfill the reservoir.

When adding fluid, or making a complete fluid change, use only Honda Power Steering Fluid or equivalent; NEVER add automatic transmission fluid.