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Friday, 21 November 2014

Checking Power Steering Fluid

Checking Power Steering Fluid Points : Checking Power Steering Fluid To check the level of fluid in the power steering system the engine should not be running. Set the parking brake and place the transmission in park or in neutral.

1. Unscrew and remove the cap from the power steering reservoir.
The cap will normally have a dipstick.
2. Wipe of the dipstick and re-install the cap.
3. Remove the cap and inspect the level of fluid on the stick.

Most Power steering dipsticks will have markings for checking the fluid when COLD and HOT. Make sure that you are reading the correct marking on the dipstick. The fluid level will rise on the stick as the system worms. Add fluid to reach the correct mark on the dipstick. Do not overfill the system because over filling will cause fluid to spray out to the top of the reservoir on to the engine and other parts.

There are several kinds of transmission fluid are available in the market, commonly this fluid is known as Automatic Transmission Fluid. It is recommended that proper types of fluid can be obtained and filled in the system according to recommended level.

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