Dodge Aspen/Volare 1976-1980 Repair Guide

Power Steering Reservoir

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LEVEL CHECK





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Fig. Fig. 1 Example of the power steering pump reservoir and cap with integral dipstick



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Fig. Fig. 2 Check the power steering fluid by removing the reservoir cap, then read the level on the dipstick



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Fig. Fig. 3 One side of the dipstick has level markings for a HOT fluid check



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Fig. Fig. 4 The other side of the dipstick has level markings for a COLD level check



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Fig. Fig. 5 Use a funnel to add fluid to the reservoircheck the level often to avoid overfilling it

The power steering pump is located under the front of the engine. Check the fluid level in the reservoir at every oil change.

  1. Clean off the cap and around the reservoir to prevent dirt from falling in. Foreign matter in the power steering system can cause the same problems as dirt in the brake hydraulic system.
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  3. Remove the cap. All models are equipped with an integral cap/dipstick.
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  5. Wipe the dipstick with a clean cloth and reinsert it into the reservoir. Be sure that it is firmly seated.
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  7. Remove the cap and check the fluid level on the dipstick. If the engine has been running, the fluid should be at the "hot" level, if not it should be at the "cold" level.
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  9. If it is necessary to add fluid, add only power steering fluid. Do not add automatic transmission fluid to the power steering system. Do not overfill the reservoir.
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