Continental 2000-2002

Power Steering


Fluid Level Check

Power steering fluid level should be checked at least once every 12 months or 7,500 miles. To prevent possible overfilling, check the fluid level only when the fluid has warmed to operating temperatures and the wheels are turned straight ahead. If the level is low, fill the pump reservoir until the fluid level measures "full" on the reservoir dipstick.

Low fluid level usually produces a moaning sound as the wheels are turned (especially when standing still or parking) and increases steering wheel effort.

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Fig. Power steering fluid reservoir-typical

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Fig. Notice the location and size of the power steering reservoir cap-Continental

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Fig. The cap has a built in dipstick. It clearly shows where the fluid level should be

Fluid Recommendations

When filling or replacing the fluid of the power steering pump reservoir, use power steering fluid only. E6AZ-19582-AA or equivalent power steering fluid is recommended.