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Old 11-10-2006, 07:16 PM   #1
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Well, this one slipped me by. Guess I don't normally worry about checking the Power Steering fluid. I turned hard a couple times coming home and got a buzzing sensation in the steering. I thought surely it isn't a wheel bearing!

The fluid wasn't even touching the stick. I guess I am down to a coolant leak, oil leak, and now a power steering leak.. Again, only 30K miles on the car..

Don't forget to check it.
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Yes..always a good idea.

It'* really easy to do if your accessory bracket is off.
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its also really easy to do with a funnel
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use one of those free paper filters from gas stations.. roll up sleeves, stick in hole, at a 45* angle, and pour in fluid
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Another sidenote. I used a long funnel. Anyhow, just barely poured some in there and it went from nothing to nearly the hot mark. I was shooting for the cold mark.. So pour SLOOOOOOOOOWWWLLLLYYY.
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I've been having a high pitched humming noise when I make turns at high speeds so I tried to check the power steering fluid but couldn't find it! It'* not where my manual says it is. Can anyone tell me where to look? Or a picture would be great Thanks!
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Buried below your alternator, up against the firewall.
Series 1 L67'* have a remote reservoir mounted to the throttle cable bracket. S2 didn't get that luxury item.
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here you can see how its buried down there

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You can see the cap to the left of 3. its a pita.

Has anyone mod'd this to the remote reservoir?
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