GM Corvette 1984-1996 Repair Guide

Power Steering Pump

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FLUID RECOMMENDATIONS



On 1984-91 vehicles, use GM power steering fluid, part nos. 1050017 or 1052884, or equivalent, meeting requirements 9985010. For 1992-96 vehicles, use GM power steering fluid, part no. 12345867 or 12345866, or equivalent.

LEVEL CHECK



See Figures 1, 2, 3 and 4

The power steering pump used on these models has a remote reservoir assembly. The fluid reservoir cap has a fluid level indicator attached, which shows the fluid level.

Power steering fluid level should be checked at least twice a year. 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 between the COLD and HOT marks 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. Fig. 1: The power steering fluid reservoir is marked with FULL HOT (1) and FULL COLD (2) lines



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Fig. Fig. 2: Unscrew the power steering reservoir cap/dipstick



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Fig. Fig. 3: The dipstick is marked on both sides. On one side it has markings for FULL COLD (1), and the other side has markings for FULL HOT (2) and ADD (3)



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Fig. Fig. 4: Add the proper type of power steering fluid, until the level reaches the proper mark

 
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