GM Firebird 1982-1992 Repair Guide

Power Steering Pump

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FLUID RECOMMENDATIONS





GM power steering fluid, or equivalent.
 

LEVEL CHECK



See Figures 1, 2 and 3



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Fig. Fig. 1: Common power steering pump location



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Fig. Fig. 2: Power steering pump reservoir cap with fluid level indicator attached



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Fig. Fig. 3: Note location of power steering fluid on indicator. Do not overfill power steering pump when adding fluid.

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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