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Chevrolet Captiva Owners Manual: Power Steering Fluid

See Engine Compartment Overview on page 10-4 for reservoir location.

When to Check Power Steering Fluid

It is not necessary to regularly check power steering fluid unless a leak in the system is suspected or an unusual noise is heard. A fluid loss in this system could indicate a problem. Have the system inspected and repaired.

How to Check Power Steering Fluid

To check the power steering fluid:

  1. Turn the ignition off and let the engine compartment cool down.
  2. Remove the engine cover, if required. See Engine Cover on page 10-7.
  3. Wipe the cap and the top of the reservoir clean.
  4. Unscrew the cap and wipe the dipstick with a clean rag.
  5. Replace the cap and completely tighten it.
  6. Remove the cap again and look at the fluid level on the dipstick.

The fluid level should be within the area indicated on the dipstick when the engine is cold. If necessary, add only enough fluid to bring the level within the area indicated.

What to Use

To determine what kind of fluid to use, refer to Recommended Fluids and Lubricants on page 11-12.

Always use the proper fluid.


Use of the incorrect fluid may damage the vehicle and the damages may not be covered by the vehicle warranty. Always use the correct fluid listed in Recommended Fluids and Lubricants on page 11-12.

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