Chrysler Full-Size Trucks 1989-1996 Repair Guide

Power Steering Pump

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FLUID RECOMMENDATIONS



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

LEVEL CHECK



See Figures 1, 2, 3 and 4

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. 1: Check the fluid level at the power steering reservoir



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Fig. Fig. 2: Pull the dipstick to the power steering reservoir to check the fluid level



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Fig. Fig. 3: Remove the power steering cap (which in many cases is clearly marked as on this V10 engine)

  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. 4: Add fluid conservatively to top off the system without overfilling

  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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WARNING
Never add gear oil or automatic transmission fluid!

 
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