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    Question Power steering oil?

    Hi,

    Been looking through the manual and had the bonnet up and cannot find the power steering oil level. Does anyone know where this is on a 2.0 DTI (52 plate) ??

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    Under the drivers side headlight, bumper has to come off. hth

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    Quote Originally Posted by john.robertson2 View Post
    Under the drivers side headlight, bumper has to come off. hth
    You serious mate? You can't get to this to check the levels or topup without taking the bumper off?? This can't be right!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mishima View Post
    You serious mate? You can't get to this to check the levels or topup without taking the bumper off?? This can't be right!
    He is. But how often do you need to top up the reservoir? Out of all the cars I've owned with PAS, only one car needed occasional top ups - and that's because the rack had a small leak. The other 5 cars never dropped a mm. Think about it, it's a sealed system so where can the oil go to other than leak out?

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    True but my power steering feels off so I want to check levels. Seems a right faff!

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    The bumper isn't too hard to take off, is your battery ok as this will affect the power steering

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    Not checked that will do though thanks for the suggestion. To make a simple turn you have to turn the wheel loads.

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