GM Full Size Vans 1987-1997 Repair Guide

Power Steering Pump

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FLUID RECOMMENDATIONS



Use GM Power Steering fluid, or its equivalent.

LEVEL CHECK



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.

See Figures 1 and 2



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Fig. Fig. 1: Unscrew the power steering pump cap/dipstick



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Fig. Fig. 2: Use a funnel when adding the fluid to avoid spillage

 
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