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When to Check Power Steering Fluid
It is not tit-szttttsttt'},r to regularly check power steering fluid unless you suspect there is a leak in the system or you hes: an unusual noise. A ﬂuid loss in dais system could indicate a problem. Have the system inspected and repaired.
As shown in this diagram, the power steeting ﬂuid reservoir on the L35 and Lift?Ir engine is located below the alternator and behind the accesses}.r drive belt.
How To Check Power Steering Fluid
When the engine compartment. is cool, unscrew the cap and wipe the dipstick with a clean reg. Replace the cap and completely tighten it. Then remove the can again and look at the ﬂuid level on the dipstick.
The level should he at the FULL COLD merit. If necessary. add only enough ﬂuid to bring the level up to the merit.
Refer to the Maintenance Schedule to detemune what kind of fluid to use. See “Reeummtmded Fluids and Lubricants" in the Index. Always use the proper ﬂuid. Failure to use the proper fluid can cause leaks and damage hoses and seals.
Windshield WashEr Fluid
What to Use
When you need windshield washer ﬂuid. he sure to reed the manufacturer’s instructions before use. If you will be operating your vehicle in an area where the tempernmre may fall below freezing. use a ﬂuid that has sufﬁcient protection against freezing.