Nissan Pick-ups and Pathfinder 1989-1995

Power Steering Pump

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FLUID RECOMMENDATIONS





Use only DEXRON®reg; ATF in the power steering system.
 

FLUID LEVEL CHECK



See Figures 1, 2, 3 and 4

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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Fig. Fig. 1: Checking the power steering fluid level



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Fig. Fig. 2: Remove the power steering cap to check the fluid level



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Fig. Fig. 3: View of the power steering cap dipstick-note the hot and cold marks



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Fig. Fig. 4: Adding power steering fluid-use a funnel to avoid spills

  1. Remove the filler cap and wipe the attached dipstick clean.
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  3. Reinsert the dipstick and tighten the cap. Remove the dipstick and note the fluid level indicated on the dipstick.
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  5. 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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  7. Add fluid as necessary, but do not overfill.
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