GM Full Size Vans 1967-1986 Repair Guide

Power Steering Pump

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FLUID RECOMMENDATION



The power steering reservoir should be filled with GM Power Steering fluid, or its equivalent.

LEVEL CHECK



See Figures 1, 2 and 3



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Fig. Fig. 1: Remove the power steering pump dipstick and check the fluid level



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Fig. Fig. 2: If the level is low, add clean power steering fluid until the proper level is achieved



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Fig. Fig. 3: View of the power steering reservoir dipstick level marks

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. (12.7-25.4mm) from the top with the wheels in the full left turn position.

 
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