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Old 06-07-2007, 11:47 PM   #1
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Maybe its just me, but is the L36'* power steering SUPPOSED to sound like a ford? Mine sure does, and on top of it, theres no place to add PS fluid?!? What kinda design is that? Someone please shed some light on the subject. I do remember hearing a GP doing it, but I still didn't believe my ears. Help! Thanks.
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I was checking our '98 the other day and I concluded the same thing -- there used to be a filler?!

Get a bright flashlight. It'* on the left side of the engine, way way back, and down 8-10 inches or so. You'll see it. (Just to make sure I'm not thinking of our '94, I'm going to go out right now and make sure what I said was right )


Yeah, it'* there. You have to look down from the top -- it isn't visible from the front.

Now all you have to do is figure out how to get fluid into it
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You'll need a trans funnel. They did not have the foresight to install a remote reservior like they did on the Series 1 L67'*.
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ok, haven't had time to check, but umm, is there a dipstick or something? and umm, how do I know how much fluid it takes if it doesnt?
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Should be a dipstick right on the cap when you unscrew it(going from memory). I think it was a Ford engineer that designed the placement. Probably went to work for Chrysler after that
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I just don't understand why they didn't just leave it like they had it on the pre series one and series one engines.
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John...when you replace the tensioner ... it'* easy to get at.

Meanwhile. there'* a dipstick mounted to the cap and add in small increments. It'll fill quicker than you think. It'* inconvienient..not impossible.
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Yep, go to Wally World and get you one of them long funnels. Simple as that....
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