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Old 03-29-2003, 12:33 PM   #1
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The cap on the power steering is cracked and I need a new one im wondering if the cap is just a standard one that i can get at any car part store or what? Also is there any thing that I need to know since the fluid is almost completely empty?
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You should be able to use a universal cap. All GM H bodies used the same one. If your fluid is too low, you'd better bleed the brakes. Buy some extra fluid and some tubing while you're at it.
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Thank you. By the way how do I go about bleeding the brakes
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Thank you. By the way how do I go about bleeding the brakes
ALL the brakes...or just ?? Why are you needing to bleed...did you open them??
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The cap on the power steering is cracked and I need a new one im wondering if the cap is just a standard one that i can get at any car part store or what? Also is there any thing that I need to know since the fluid is almost completely empty?
When you are in AutoZone, there is a section of parts for things like this. They are all red and entitled "Help!"
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I was noticing a sticky spot on cold days with my steering, the fluid was low, and a friend of mine who manages Brake Plus told me to put in some Lucas Power Steering conditioner... The stuff is incredible. The steering is now completely smooth and quieter.
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Ok WTF is up with my power steering. I have to use all my might to turn the wheel from a dead stop, but once I hit the gas a little and start moving it eases up and turns easly. It'* been doing this for a long time now, and it'* starting to **** me off. Any segs. would help.
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what does the power steering have to do with bleeding the brakes ????
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Ok WTF is up with my power steering. I have to use all my might to turn the wheel from a dead stop, but once I hit the gas a little and start moving it eases up and turns easly. It'* been doing this for a long time now, and it'* starting to **** me off. Any segs. would help.
Get a turkey baster and suck as much fluid out as you can, then top it off with that Lucas stuff I mentioned in the above post. See if that helps. I was amazed at the difference it made in my steering. (No, I don't own stock in it. )

I think the comments about bleeding the brakes came from someone not reading the posts very closely.
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It'* also very nosiy too, it will humm a lot when I try to turn the wheel.
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