GM Full-Size Trucks 1988-1998 Repair Information

Power Steering Pump

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FLUID RECOMMENDATION



Use GM Power Steering fluid, or its equivalent.

FLUID LEVEL CHECK



See Figures 1, 2 and 3

Check the dipstick in the pump reservoir when the fluid is at operating temperature. The fluid should be between the HOT and COLD marks. If the fluid is at room temperature, the fluid should be between the ADD and COLD marks. The fluid does not require periodic changing.

On systems with a remote reservoir, the level should be maintained approximately 1 / 2 -1 in. (13-25mm) from the top with the wheels in the full left turn position.



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Fig. Fig. 1: Remove the power steering pump dipstick



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Fig. Fig. 2: Hold the dipstick horizontally and check the power steering fluid level



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Fig. Fig. 3: Add power steering fluid to the pump and fill it to the proper level

 
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