Ford Pick-Ups/Bronco 1976-1986 Repair Guide

Power Steering Reservoir



1976-82 - Type F ATF
1983-86 - Dexron®II ATF


See Figures 1 and 2

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Fig. Fig. 1: Checking the power steering fluid level

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Fig. Fig. 2: Typical power steering pump reservoir dipsticks

Position the vehicle on level ground. Run the engine until the fluid is at normal operating temperature. Turn the steering wheel all the way to the left and right several times. Position the wheels in the straight ahead position, then shut off the engine. Check the fluid level on the dipstick which is attached to the reservoir cap. The level should be between the ADD and FULL marks on the dipstick. Add fluid accordingly. Do not overfill. Use power steering fluid.