How to add power steering fluid on Chevrolet vehicles

In this guide, you will learn how to check power steering fluid on Chevrolet vehicles.

This guide applies to Chevrolet that have hydraulic power steering (and not models equipped with electrical power steering).

It is not recommended to drive a Chevrolet if it has low power steering fluid. Not only will you hear a groaning noise, have a hard time turning the steering wheel but you may damage the power steering pump itself.

Adding power steering fluid to a Chevrolet is easy.


  • Chevy makes 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


Open hood

Locate the hood release underneath the dash of your Chevrolet. Pull the lever until you hear the hood pop open. Next, you need to release the hood safety latch at the front of the hood.

Chevrolet  whining noise while turning, steering stiff, squaling, groaning noise

Locate power steering reservoir

Next, you need to locate the power steering pump on your Chevrolet In this case, the power steering pump is located on the driver/passenger side of the engine bay. If you are not sure, look it up on the owners manual.

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Remove power steering cap

Once you locate the power steering reservoir on your Chevrolet, remove the cap. Inspect current condition of the power steering fluid. Read the current level using the cap dipstick. You will notice a Low and Max level for the power steering fluid. Determine if the current power steering level is below the minimum level.

chevrolet power steering reservoir


Add power steering fluid

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.

By YOUCANIC on Jul 10, 2019


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