Chrysler Full-Size Vans 1967-1988 Repair Guide

Power Steering Pump

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LEVEL CHECK



See Figures 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6

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Fig. Fig. 1: View of the power steering pump reservoir and the filler cap



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Fig. Fig. 2: To check power steering fluid level on this V8 equipped van, remove the reservoir cap ...



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Fig. Fig. 3: ... and read the dipstick-it should read Full-HOT if the vehicle has been driven recently ...



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Fig. Fig. 4: ... or Full-COLD if the vehicle has been sitting for a while



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Fig. Fig. 5: A funnel will help avoid any messy spills if topping off is necessary



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Fig. Fig. 6: The power steering pump location on an inline 6-cylinder engine (arrow) is similar to that of a V8 engine

  1. Clean the outside of the reservoir cover before removing it.
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  3. Remove the cover from the reservoir.
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  5. When the fluid is HOT, the level will be approximately 1 / 2 -1" below the top of the filler next or at the level indicated on the dipstick.
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  7. If the fluid is at ROOM TEMPERATURE (approx. 70°F), the level will be about 1 1 / 2 -2 1 / 2 " below the top of the filler neck.
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  9. If it is necessary to add lubricant, use Chrysler Power Steering Fluid or its equivalent.
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WARNING
Never add gear oil or automatic transmission fluid!

 
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