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Old 01-06-2010, 11:04 AM
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This question is asked plenty of times, so I just wanted to post this here so people can quickly find it.

Here is the location to your Power Steering Reservoir: (I recommend getting a nice long thin funnel, or a funnel with a tube attached to it )

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..located on the back side of the engine under the alternator.



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My engine is as clean as the one mike posted
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This question is asked plenty of times, so I just wanted to post this here so people can quickly find it.

Here is the location to your Power Steering Reservoir: (I recommend getting a nice long thin funnel, or a funnel with a tube attached to it )

My husband did not have a long neck funnel so he improvised. He used a water bottle, cut the end off which allowed him to place the lip part in the hole and pour the power steering fluid in through the bottom of the bottle. Worked perfectly!
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My husband did not have a long neck funnel so he improvised. He used a water bottle, cut the end off which allowed him to place the lip part in the hole and pour the power steering fluid in through the bottom of the bottle. Worked perfectly!
My husband is a marine and can side step most any problem! LOL
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Funny to see this post! When we bought our '01SS last September, it came from a car lot in PA. I actually saw the ad on the Forum, and bought it over the phone because it was only $1900 (actually paid $1750). When we arrived, it was making a horrible squeal sound, and they said it was the tranny. Bill knew right away it was not, rather it was the power steering reservoir having no fluid. Well, everyone tried to find where the reservoir and couldn't, so we looked in the manual and still no one could. So, since I was the smallest, everyone elected me to prod around. I actually had to do a balancing act on/around the engine compartment to see it (the cap was completely covered in grease which made it harder for anyone to find!) Well, the guys got a good laugh anyway...at my expense... but at least I drove the 450 miles home with a car that would steer!
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It's also a lot easier if you remove the alternator
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I've been tempted to study the PS pump and see if the reservoir could be "relocated" much like it is on the 3800 F-bodies....
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Where it sits on the F-Bodies when you rotate the engine, it would sit where the coil packs currently are.
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Then you could relocate the coil packs to in front
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