GM Full-Size Trucks 1970-1979 Repair Guide

Power Steering Pump

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FLUID RECOMMENDATIONS



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.

LEVEL CHECK



See Figures 1, 2 and 3



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Fig. Fig. 1: The power steering fluid dipstick is attached to the reservoir cap



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Fig. Fig. 2: Power steering reservoir dipstick markings



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Fig. Fig. 3: Add power steering fluid to the reservoir, using a funnel to prevent mess

  1. 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.
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  3. Remove the cap and attached dipstick.
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  5. 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.
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  7. Either GM Power Steering Fluid or DEXRON® II Automatic Transmission Fluid may be used.
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