I'll be heading off to Pittsburgh for the weekend so I'm going through
the routine checks one makes before hitting the road.
I have to admit I never did check the Power Steering fluid on the car
since I bought it. I assumed the dealer topped it off .
The location of the PS pump is on the back of the engine up against the
The heater hose run directly over the PS cap. I only got one cut and a
scuffed wrist from rubbing the serpentine belt five or six times.
First I had to find a funnel with a 10 inch long fill tube. After
several tries to get my fingers on the PS cap I determined the easiest
way to get to the PS cap was to run my arm down between the unibody rail
and inline with the water pump pulley.
Your hand will then end up just below the PS cap line. I was able to
spin the cap using a thumb and index finger. Grabbing the cap with two
finger to remove it from the pump, then hold the cap with the dipstick
pointing down and pull back on your arm until you can get in the clear
to straighten up.
I ended up adding 3.5 ounces of PS Fluid.
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