GM Cavalier/Sunfire 1995-2000 Repair Guide

Power Steering Pump

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FLUID RECOMMENDATIONS



Use GM Power Steering Fluid no. 1050017 or equivalent. In cold climates use GM Power Steering Fluid no. 12345867/12345866 or equivalent. If you plan to use GM Power Steering Fluid no. 12345867/12345866 or equivalent, you must flush and bleed the system prior to use.

LEVEL CHECK



See Figures 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6



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Fig. Fig. 1: The power steering fluid reservoir is located on the passenger side of the engine compartment in the rear-2.2L engine



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Fig. Fig. 2: Remove the cap from the reservoir



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Fig. Fig. 3: The power steering fluid reservoir cap contains the dipstick



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Fig. Fig. 4: Wipe the dipstick off with a rag and reinsert the dipstick into the reservoir, remove the dipstick and check the level on the dipstick



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Fig. Fig. 5: The power steering fluid dipstick has a H mark which stands for full Hot, a C mark which stands for full Cold, and a ADD line which means Add fluid



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Fig. Fig. 6: Add the proper fluid directly into the power steering fluid reservoir

The power steering fluid reservoir is located on the power steering pump assembly. The power steering fluid should be checked at least every 6 months. Power steering fluid level is indicated by marks on a fluid level indicator on the underside of the reservoir cap or by see-through marks on the reservoir itself. There is a COLD and a HOT mark on the dipstick. To prevent possible overfilling, check the fluid level only when the fluid has warmed to operating temperatures and the engine is shut OFF . If necessary, add fluid to the power steering pump reservoir.

 
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