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    Default Power Steering Fluid Top-up

    My power steering has been playing around for a few days now, sometimes it's just dead. Suspect I just need to check and top-up the fluid.

    Can anytone tell me what fluid to use? Halfords seem to do a GM6137M DII fluid for Vauxhalls - is this the right one, or is it for auto transmissions only?

    Also - I believe the tank is in the drivers wheel arch. Numpty question, but does the wheel need to come off first?. Any tips on accessing appreciated.

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    you need to use the green stuff, its called central hydraulic fluid (CHF)

    your pump sholud be under the drivers head light behind the bumper, so you will have to remove the bumper

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    Quote Originally Posted by glynn View Post
    you need to use the green stuff, its called central hydraulic fluid (CHF)

    your pump sholud be under the drivers head light behind the bumper, so you will have to remove the bumper

    Blinking bigger job then I expected . . . all to top up the fluid! CHF - sounds like something from Vx not something I can get today from Halfords!

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    Quote Originally Posted by APJ View Post
    Blinking bigger job then I expected . . . all to top up the fluid! CHF - sounds like something from Vx not something I can get today from Halfords!

    you will be able to get it from halfords, it will be about £11 for a ltr, should take about 30 mins to do the job,

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    Think it can be done with a long funnel rather than remove the bumper to.
    Now I need a turbo to keep up!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Sig View Post
    Think it can be done with a long funnel rather than remove the bumper to.

    the cap is quite tight up to the chassis leg

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    any pics of where it is as i want to top mine up but i cant be takin all the bumper of again

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    Quote Originally Posted by big rich View Post
    any pics of where it is as i want to top mine up but i cant be takin all the bumper of again

    its under the drivers head light, pull the splash sheild back and you will see it, but some are on the rack

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    Quote Originally Posted by glynn View Post
    its under the drivers head light, pull the splash sheild back and you will see it, but some are on the rack
    cheers m8 i will have a look

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    Thansk for the info folks!

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