Hyundai Coupes/Sedans 1994-1998 Repair Guide

Power Steering Pump

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FLUID RECOMMENDATIONS



Hyundai recommends the use of DEXRON®II automatic transmission fluid.

LEVEL CHECK



See Figures 1 and 2

Remote Reservoir


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Fig. Fig. 1: The remote power steering fluid reservoir is located on the inner fender, near the coolant reserve tank



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Fig. Fig. 2: Fill the reservoir carefully. Overfilling could cause the fluid to foam and damage the pump

  1. Park the car on a level surface.
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  3. Start the engine and turn the steering wheel all the way to the left and right several times. This will raise the fluid temperature to approximately 122 degrees F (50 degrees C).
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  5. With the engine idling, check the level of brake fluid in the power steering reservoir. The fluid should be maintained at the MAX line with the engine idling and at the MIN line with the engine off.
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  7. If the system requires fluid, clean around the reservoir cap with a shop rag to prevent contaminating the fluid with dirt.
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  9. Remove the cap and add the required amount of fluid to the system.
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When making additions of fluid, use only fresh, uncontaminated brake fluid meeting or exceeding DOT 3 standards. Be careful not to spill any brake fluid on painted surfaces, because it will damage the paint. Do not allow the fluid container or clutch reservoir to remain open any longer than necessary; brake fluid absorbs moisture from the air, reducing its effectiveness and causing brake line corrosion.

  1. Install the reservoir cap.
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Pump Mounted Reservoir
  1. Park the car on a level surface.
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  3. Start the engine and turn the steering wheel all the way to the left and right several times. This will raise the fluid temperature to approximately 122 degrees F (50 degrees C).
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  5. Turn the engine OFF .
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  7. Remove the dipstick from the reservoir. The level should be between the "MIN'' and "MAX'' marks on the dipstick.
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  9. If the system requires fluid, clean around the reservoir cap with a shop rag to prevent contaminating the fluid with dirt.
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  11. Remove the cap and add the required amount of fluid to the system.
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  13. Compare the levels in the power steering pump reservoir with and without the engine running. If the level varies 0.2 in. (5mm) or more, there is air in the system. If the fluid level rises suddenly after stopping the engine, this is also an indication that air is trapped in the system.
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If checking the level in extremely cold weather, a grinding noise may be heard from the power steering pump as soon as the engine is started and you begin to turn the steering wheel. This is normal and is due to the flow characteristics of the power steering fluid in cold temperatures.

 
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