Do you hear noise when you turn the steering wheel of your Chevrolet? Maybe your power steering fluid is low, and you need to add power steering fluid. Learn how to do it by following the procedures below.


  • Chevy makes a groaning noise when turning the steering wheel
  • The steering wheel is difficult to turn
  • Whining noise when turning the steering wheel
  • Chevrolet steering wheel slow to respond
  • Stiff Chevrolet steering wheel
  • Chevrolet squealing noise at startup

What you will need

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  1. Locate the hood release underneath the dash on the driver’s side. Pull the lever until you hear the hood pop open. Next, release the hood safety latch at the front of the hood.
  2. Locate the power steering reservoir. chevrolet power steering reservoir
  3. Remove the power steering cap. Read the current oil level using the cap dipstick. You will notice Low and Max levels for the power steering fluid. Determine if the current power steering level is below the minimum level.
  4. Add the appropriate power steering fluid if needed. If the power steering level is below the minimum mark, add the recommended GM power steering fluid to bring the level between the Min and Max marks. Do not overfill.

It is not recommended to drive a Chevrolet with a low-power steering fluid. You will hear a groaning noise and have a hard time turning the steering wheel, and you may damage the power steering pump itself. Adding power steering fluid to a Chevrolet is a very simple task.

We hope you find this “Chevrolet Check & Add Power Steering Fluid” guide helpful. Check these troubleshooting and repair guides for more help with your Chevrolet.

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