Chrysler Full-Size Trucks 1967-1988 Repair Guide

Power Steering Pump

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See Figure 1

FLUID RECOMMENDATIONS



If it is necessary to add lubricant, use Chrysler Power Steering Fluid or its equivalent.



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Fig. Fig. 1: Power steering pump and cover/dipstick

LEVEL CHECK



See Figures 2, 3, 4 and 5

Always clean the outside of the reservoir cover before removal.

  1. Clean and remove the cover from the reservoir.
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Fig. Fig. 2: The pump reservoir cover is usually a dipstick as well

  1. When the fluid is HOT, the level will be approximately 1 / 2 -1 in. (13-25mm) below the top of the filler next or at the level indicated on the dipstick.
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Fig. Fig. 3: Fluid should be at the appropriate level for the engine operating condition (the Full-HOT mark is higher on the dipstick)

  1. If the fluid is at ROOM TEMPERATURE (approx. 70°F (21°C)), the level will be about 1 1 / 2 -2 1 / 2 in. (38-63mm) below the top of the filler neck.
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Fig. Fig. 4: The Full-COLD mark is lower on the dipstick



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Fig. Fig. 5: A funnel is handy when topping off the power steering fluid


WARNING
Never add gear oil or automatic transmission fluid!

 
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