Chevrolet Blazer/Jimmy 1969-1982 Repair Guide

Power Steering Pump

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FLUID LEVEL CHECK





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Fig. Fig. 1 The power steering pump reservoirs cap has a built-in dipstick with hot and cold level markings



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Fig. Fig. 2 To check the power steering fluid level, twist the cap counterclockwise ...



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Fig. Fig. 3 ... then remove the cap/dipstick from the pump and read the hot or cold fluid level



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Fig. Fig. 4 If necessary, add power steering fluid, using a funnel to prevent spillage, until the level is correct

The reservoir is part of the belt-driven power steering pump at the front of the engine.

  1. Wipe off the cap and surrounding area, after stopping the engine with the wheels straight (1969-71 models, the wheels should be all the way to the left).
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  3. Remove the cap and attached dipstick.
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  5. Wipe the dipstick off with a clean, lint-free rag, replace the cap, remove and take a reading. If the fluid is hot, the level should be between HOT and COLD; if it is cold, it should be between COLD and ADD.
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  7. Either GM Power Steering Fluid or DEXRON® Automatic Transmission Fluid may be used.
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