Volvo Coupes/Sedans/Wagons 1970-1989 Repair Guide

Power Steering Pump

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FLUID RECOMMENDATION AND LEVEL CHECK



See Figures 1 and 2



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Fig. Fig. 1: Check the power steering fluid with the dipstick under the cap. Some models utilize a translucent reservoir



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Fig. Fig. 2: Add power steering fluid if necessary until it reaches the MAX mark

142, 144, 145, and 164 Models

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

See Figures 3, 4, 5 and 6

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.



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