check and add power steering fluid

Lexus Check & Add Power Steering Fluid

Does your Lexus steering feel stiff, hard to turn, and noisy when turning the steering wheel? Maybe your vehicle is low on power steering fluid. Learn how to fix the problem by adding power steering fluid to your Lexus.


Typical symptoms that indicate the power steering fluid on a Lexus is low include:

  • Whine
  • Noise when turning the steering wheel
  • The steering wheel is hard to turn.

What you will need

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  • Power Steering Fluid


  1. Park, the Lexus, turn off the ignition, and set the parking brakes.  2004-Lexus-ES-330 in park position
  2. Open the car’s hood by pulling the release lever under the left side of the driver’s dashboard.2015-Lexus-NX-200T hood lever2007-Lexus-IS-250 hod lever2013-Lexus-GS-350 hood lever
  3. Depress the safety lever under the hood and open the hood.2016-Lexus-GX-460 hood latch2004-Lexus-ES-330 hood latch2015-Lexus-NX-200T hood latch
  4. Locate the power steering fluid reservoir in the engine bay.1991-Lexus-LS400 power steering reservoir 2004-Lexus-ES-330 power steering reservoir
  5. Remove the cap by turning it counterclockwise. 2004-Lexus-ES-330 power steering reservoir
  6. Notice the level marks on the exterior of the container or on the dipstick that is part of the cap.2004-Lexus-ES-330 power steering fluid reservoir
  7. Add power steering fluid to the power steering container if the fluid level is between the MAX and MIN mark.
  8. Reinstall the cap and observe within a few days to ensure no leaks.

If the vehicle requires power steering fluid regularly, there may be a power steering leak. Have the vehicle diagnosed by a mechanic if necessary.

We hope you find the Lexus Check & Add Power Steering Fluid guide helpful. Check these troubleshooting and repair guides for more help on your Lexus.


  • Rushit Hila • ASE Certified

    Rushit Hila, an ASE-certified engineer (G1 Automotive Maintenance and Repair), brings over two decades of hands-on experience in the automotive world to his writing. With a strong educational background, including a Master of Science in Engineering and a Bachelor of Science in Engineering, he has honed his skills and expertise through years of practical work. As a respected authority in the field, Mr. Hila is dedicated to offering insightful and valuable content that resonates with both vehicle owners and mechanics.

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