if you reach down behind the engine on the passenger side you will feel the cap-it is pressure sensitive. you can take it off with one turn. it is a tight fit but is possible. then to add fluid you need a funnel with a long stem. you can feel when the funnel is in and add your fluid. After you add fluid replace the cap and start the car. take a flshlight and shine down near the pump to make sure you are not spraying fluid all over everything. If you are you need a new pump.
I spent a couple of hours last night working on the same problem. I was able to check the level by jacking up the car and taking off the passenger side tire. I had to reach it from below the car and was able to check the level. Good luck on adding to it if it is needed though. What a bad design this is!
On the passenger side, near the firewall and down a foot or two, you'll find it. You can access it from above, but it isn't easy.
this is a major pain in the butt,and the design is horrible...I had to remove cross bar in back and coolant overflow just to get at it!
how do you check transmission leval on a 03 Chevy impala
regular power steering fluid is all you need.
check the fluid level in the power steering reservoir and make sure it's where it should be.
At th power steering pump reservoir.
Add fluid at the power steering pump reservoir. Rear of engine passenger side.
It is important to check and maintain the vehicles fluids. A person checks power steering fluid by looking for the yellow lid labeled Power Steering Fluid Only, this is where the fluid can be checked.
Top of engine on the passenger side.
Just power sreering fluid. dextron 2 or 3
With the engine cold, remove the cap on the power steering pump. Inside the cap is a dipstick with a marking for both the cold and hot fluid levels
Power steering pump reservoir. Back of engine passenger side.
It probably needs steering fluid.
the power steering resevoir, MAKE SURE the vehicle requires power steering fluid, some use transmission fluid instead. If your unsure take it to a lube center and ask them to do it you. In the 2004 Chevy Impala with the 3.8L engine, the power steering pump is a sealed unit. It does not require fluid to be added. Also if you have to replace it, it is not an easy job. The power steering pump is above the transmittion and behind the center of the engine.
behind the alternator near the firewall about 3" down
check the brake fluid reservoir and add fluid if necessary.
Check your power steering fluid.
You should probably change a Chevy Impala transmission fluid every 3000 miles. This also applies to most vehicles on the road today. It is also important to check your transmission fluid at least twice a month.
At the power steering reservoir, the same place you check the level.
Assuming you are putting it in the power steering, why not?
On the right center area when the hood is open, there is a fluid cap with what looks to be a steering wheel on it. That is where you add the Power Steering fluid. Check your Owners/Operators Manual for a picture of it.
If your Impala jerks while going up hills, it could be low on transmission fluid. If it does not do it on level ground, check the fluid and replace the filter.
check the level of your power steering fluid. Also have a mechanic check to see if your power steering pump is working properly.
You can add power steering fluid to your 1988 Chevy Astro by removing the top to the power steering fluid reservoir. Pour the fluid directly into the reservoir.
See Power Steering Fluid on page 6-28 of your "Owner's Manual", under Section 6: Service and Appearance Care - Checking Things Under the Hood.....
The standard power steering fluid that you buy from a parts house.
Fluid that meets or exceeds GM specs # 9985010, Ford ESW-M2C128-C or D and Chrysler # MS-5931F...