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Old 12-08-2004, 11:02 AM   #1
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The ride: '95 SLE

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ok, I feel incredibly stupid with this one. But for the life of me, I can not find the reservior to check the level of the power steering fluid. I thought it was supposed to be on the drive belt side of the engine. Should it not be something akin to the brake fluid reservior in that there is a little tank with a cap that screws off to check fluid level? What am I missing?
Anyone with an engine bay picture that could point it out to me?

Thanks for any assistance anyone is able to provide!!!

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there'* a dipstick attached to the cap
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John Deere,

Thanks for the reply with an awesome pic. However, I'm wondering if there is a difference between your '93 and my '95 which has the Series II engine. 'Cause I looked all in that area and there was nothing like that box with a screw cap like I am so used to seeing on all the other vehicles I have had over the years.
I had taken off the plastic engine cover and looked everywhere, but, maybe I was just blind last night. I'll give it another look tonight, based on your pic.

BTW - this past Valentines my wife bought me a new John Deere L120 and also purchased the 42" snowblower attachment for the front end!

Thanks again, Mark
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The '95s is in the same general location, but well down toward the lower part of the engine. Look in the same spot as the picture, then well down between the engine and firewall, and you'll see the cap. You'll need good lighting to see it, and a long-necked funnel to fill.
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Ok, thanks for the insight. I was looking from the top of the engine forward, hadn't thought of looking down the back side.

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