Chrysler Full-Size Vans 1989-1998 Repair Guide

Power Steering Pump

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FLUID RECOMMENDATIONS



The manufacturer recommends the use of Mopar power steering fluid or equivalent.

LEVEL CHECK



See Figures 1, 2, 3 and 4


WARNING
Operating the engine without the proper amount and type of power steering fluid will result in decreased steering ability and severe damage to the pump.

  1. Park the vehicle on a level surface.
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  3. Open the hood and locate the power steering fluid reservoir. Remove the combination cap/dipstick from the reservoir, wipe it clean, and reinsert it. Make sure the cap/dipstick is fully seated.
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  5. Pull the cap/dipstick from the reservoir again. Holding it horizontally, read the fluid level. The fluid should be in the crosshatched area, above the ADD mark and below the FULL mark.. If the fluid is below the ADD mark, add the required amount of the appropriate fluid to the reservoir.
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  7. Replace the dipstick, and check the level again after adding any fluid.
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Fig. Fig. 1: The power steering pump is located on the driver's side front of the engine, and is driven by the serpentine belt



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Fig. Fig. 2: The power steering dipstick is marked with a FULL COLD line. If low, fill the fluid to this level when the vehicle is cold



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Fig. Fig. 3: The power steering dipstick is also marked FULL HOT. If necessary, fill the fluid to this level after the vehicle is warmed up



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Fig. Fig. 4: Add power steering fluid directly to the reservoir. A funnel can be used, but be sure you can see the level while pouring

 
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