Use Ford Motor Company's premium power steering fluid E6AZ-19582-AA (ESW-M2C33-F) or equivalent.
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You should check the level of the power steering fluid at least twice a year. You may check the fluid when the engine is either hot or cold.
To check the fluid when the engine is hot:
- Start the engine and let it run until it reaches normal operating temperature.
- While the engine is idling, turn the steering wheel all the way to the right and then to the left several times. Turn the engine OFF .
- Open the hood and remove the power steering pump dipstick located on the right side (passenger side) near the front of the engine.
- Wipe the dipstick clean and reinsert it into the pump reservoir. Withdraw the dipstick and note the fluid level. The level must show in the FULL HOT range on the dipstick.
- If the power steering fluid is low, add the proper fluid in small amounts, continuously checking the level, until you reach the FULL HOT range, but do not overfill. Remove any excess fluid with a clean suction bulb or equivalent.
If you check the power steering fluid when the engine is cold, make sure that the fluid level reaches the FULL COLD range on the dipstick. However, the reading will only be accurate if the fluid temperature is approximately 50-85°F (10-30°C).