Nissan Pick-ups and Pathfinder 1970-1988

Power Steering Pump

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FLUID RECOMMENDATIONS





Use only DEXRON®II ATF in the power steering system.
 

FLUID LEVEL CHECK



See Figures 1 through 5

Check the power steering fluid level every 6 months or 6000 miles (9600 km).

  1. Park the vehicle on a level surface. Run the engine until normal operating temperature is reached.
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  3. Turn the steering all the way to the left and then all the way to the right several times. Center the steering wheel and shut off the engine.
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  5. Open the hood and check the power steering reservoir fluid level.
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  7. Remove the filler cap and wipe the dipstick attached clean.
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  9. Re-insert the dipstick and tighten the cap. Remove the dipstick and note the fluid level indicated on the dipstick.
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  11. The level should be at any point below the upper hash mark, but not below the lower hash mark (in the HOT or COLD ranges).
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  13. Add fluid as necessary. Do not overfill.
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Fig. Fig. 1: Power steering pump dipstick



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Fig. Fig. 2: Removing the power steering pump cap cover



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Fig. Fig. 3: Removing the power steering pump dipstick



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Fig. Fig. 4: Checking the power steering fluid level



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Fig. Fig. 5: View of the power steering pump cap-note service information

 
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