Plymouth Workshop Manuals
PB 150 V8-318 5.2L VIN T 2-BBL (1983)
Steering and Suspension > Steering > Steering Gear > Component Information > Service and Repair > Manual Steering Gear Service > Page 2977
Steering Gear: Service and Repair
Four factors affect power operation of the steering system: fluid level and condition, drive belt tension, pump pressure and steering gear adjustment.
CHECKING FLUID LEVEL
1. Run engine to normal operating temperature, then shut it off. Remove reservoir filler cap and check oil level on dipstick. Level should be up to
"Full" mark on dipstick.
2. If level is low, add power steering fluid to proper level on dipstick and replace filler cap. When adding less than one pint of fluid, it is
permissible to use automatic transmission fluid. When adding larger quantities or when making a complete fluid change, it is
3. When checking fluid level after system has been serviced, air must be bled from the system as outlined under "Bleeding System."
1. With wheels turned all the way to the left, add the recommended fluid to the "Add" mark on dipstick.
will have a light tan appearance. This air must be eliminated from fluid before normal steering action can be obtained.
4. Return wheels to center position and continue to run engine for two or three minutes, then shut it off.
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