FLUID RECOMMENDATION AND LEVEL CHECK
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Check the power steering reservoir fluid level at least twice a year. With the engine shut off the fluid level should appear approximately 1 / 4 in. above the level mark inside the reservoir. Top up as necessary with Type A automatic transmission fluid or Dexron®II. Top up the system only with engine off to prevent air from being sucked into the system.
If necessary, bleed the air out of the system according to the instructions given in Suspension & Steering .200 and 700 Series Models
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Check the power steering reservoir fluid level at least twice a year. On the 240 series (242, 244 and 245 models) through 1976, check the oil level with the engine running. Level should be at the level mark on the inside of the reservoir. The oil level will rise when the engine is stopped.
On all other models, the fluid level is checked with the engine running and the fluid hot (after driving). The fluid level should be between the MAX and MIN marks which are located either on the side of the translucent plastic reservoir or on the dipstick attached to the filler cap. Add automatic transmission fluid, Type A, F, or G as necessary. If necessary, bleed the air out of the system according to the instructions given in Suspension & Steering .
It should be noted that the power steering fluid is never drained and replaced as a maintenance procedure. If you are constantly adding fluid, the system is leaking somewhere and requires prompt attention.