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PostPosted: Tue Dec 15, 2009 12:02 am    Post subject:  Power Steering Location Reply with quote

Where is the power steering res so i can add the fluid? All the manual says is lower in engine or something like that. Also, is it a pita to get to and is there a guide somewhere in such a case?

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 15, 2009 12:33 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

It's under the alternator. You'll need a flexible or long-neck funnel to get the fluid in.

Make sure you add fluid when the car is cold. You don't want to get your hand twisted around in there and then get stuck against the hot alternator.

Edit: Some people suggest taking off the strut tower bar, although I don't.

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 15, 2009 1:57 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

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It's under the alternator. You'll need a flexible or long-neck funnel to get the fluid in.

Make sure you add fluid when the car is cold. You don't want to get your hand twisted around in there and then get stuck against the hot alternator.

Edit: Some people suggest taking off the strut tower bar, although I don't.


x2. It's abit hard to see at first, but it's there.

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 15, 2009 3:15 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Here's my trusty pic of the location:


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 15, 2009 8:16 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Thanks. Well it looks like an interesting job....

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 15, 2009 10:40 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Get a funnel with a tube on it. They're like $1 at the retail auto parts stores. It'll make filling so much easier.

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 15, 2009 2:23 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Basically the place they decided would be the biggest PITA to get to... probably so you would rather take it to the dealer than fill it yourself. Haha.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 15, 2009 2:34 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Only thing i had to remove to fill mine was the engine cover...... Laughing

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 15, 2009 4:52 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

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Only thing i had to remove to fill mine was the engine cover...... Laughing


Not even the cap!!!??? Jk, hopefully it won't be too bad. I thought about just ductaping some tubing to a funnel.

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 15, 2009 9:45 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

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Basically the place they decided would be the biggest PITA to get to... probably so you would rather take it to the dealer than fill it yourself. Haha.


If I recall correctly, it's location is because that's where it was on the V8 the block was designed from.

Considering everything else is easily accessible, I don't complain much about the PSF.

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