How to Check Power Steering Fluid

Notice: Extremely small amounts of contamination can cause steering system damage and cause it to not work properly.

Do not allow contaminants to contact the fluid side of the reservoir cap/dipstick or to enter the reservoir.

To check the power steering fluid:
1. Turn the key off and let the engine compartment cool down.
2. Remove the engine cover. See Engine Cover on page 10‑8.
3. Wipe the cap and the top of the reservoir clean.
4. Unscrew the cap and wipe the dipstick with a clean rag.
5. Replace the cap and completely tighten it.
6. Remove the cap again and look at the fluid level on the dipstick.
The fluid level should be somewhere between the MAX and MIN line on the dipstick in room temperature. If the fluid is on or below the MIN line, add fluid close to the MAX Line.

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