The power steering pump is belt driven; it is located at the front of the engine. The fluid level is checked at the reservoir, located on the top of the pump. The reservoir is part of the belt-driven power steering pump at the front of the engine. Either GM Power Steering Fluid or Dexron II® automatic transmission fluid may be used when adding fluid to the power steering pump.
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- Wipe off the cap and surrounding area, after stopping the engine with the wheels straight. On 1970-71 models, the wheels should be all the way to the left.
- Remove the cap and attached dipstick.
- Wipe the dipstick off with a clean, lint-free rag, replace the cap, and take a reading. If the fluid is hot, the level should be between HOT and COLD; if it is cold, it should be between COLD and ADD.
- Either GM Power Steering Fluid or DEXRON® II Automatic Transmission Fluid may be used.