Chevrolet Full Size Cars 1979-1989

Power Steering Pump

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FLUID RECOMMENDATIONS AND LEVEL CHECKS





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Fig. Fig. 1 Turn the power steering pump cap to unlock it, then remove it from the top of the pump



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Fig. Fig. 2 Power steering fluid level can be checked using the dipstick attached to the pump reservoir filler cap



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Fig. Fig. 3 Make sure fluid is at the appropriate level for the pump operating condition



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Fig. Fig. 4 If necessary, fluid may be added using a funnel to prevent waste or mess

Power steering fluid level should be checked at least once every 7,500 miles. Low fluid level usually causes a moaning sound as the wheels are turned (especially when standing still or parking) and increases steering wheel effort.

To prevent possible overfilling, check the fluid level only when the fluid has warmed to operating temperatures and the wheels are turned straight ahead (unloading the pump). If the level is low, fill the pump reservoir with suitable fluid until the fluid level measures full on the reservoir dipstick. Be sure to ONLY use GM power steering fluid, or equivalent.

 
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