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This guide provides step-by-step instructions on how to check power steering fluid on most Lexus vehicles.

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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


  1. Park, the Lexus, turn off the ignition, and set the parking brakes.  2004-Lexus-ES-330 in park position
  2. Open the hood of the car by pulling the release lever located 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 that there are no leaks.

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