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Power Steering Fluid
The power steering ?uid
reservoir is located near
the front of the engine
compartment, behind the
radiator. See Engine
Compartment Overview on
page 5-12 for reservoir
location.
When to Check Power Steering Fluid
It is not necessary to regularly check power steering ?uid
unless you suspect there is a leak in the system or
you hear an unusual noise. A ?uid loss in this system
could indicate a problem. Have the system inspected
and repaired.
How to Check Power Steering Fluid
1. Turn the key off and let the engine compartment
cool down.
2. Wipe the cap and the top of the reservoir clean.
3. Unscrew the cap and wipe the dipstick with a
clean rag.
4. Replace the cap and completely tighten it.
5. Then remove the cap again and look at the ?uid
level on the dipstick.
The level should be between the ADD and FULL marks.
If necessary, add only enough ?uid to bring the level
up to the proper range.
What to Use
To determine what kind of ?uid to use, see
Recommended Fluids and Lubricants on page 6-11.
Always use the proper ?uid.
Notice: Use of the incorrect ?uid may damage the
vehicle and the damages may not be covered by
the vehicle?s warranty. Always use the correct ?uid
listed in Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
on page 6-11.
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2009 GMC Canyon Owners Manual Summary of Content

Power Steering FluidThe power steering uidreservoir is located nearthe front of the enginecompartment, behind theradiator. See EngineCompartment Overview onpage 5-12 for reservoirlocation.When to Check Power Steering FluidIt is not necessary to regularly check power steering uidunless you suspect there is a leak in the system oryou hear an unusual noise. A uid loss in this systemcould indicate a problem. Have the system inspectedand repaired.How to Check Power Steering Fluid1. Turn the key off and let the engine compartmentcool down.2. Wipe the cap and the top of the reservoir clean.3. Unscrew the cap and wipe the dipstick with aclean rag.4. Replace the cap and completely tighten it.5. Then remove the cap again and look at the uidlevel on the dipstick.The level should be between the ADD and FULL marks.If necessary, add only enough uid to bring the levelup to the proper range.What to UseTo determine what kind of uid to use, seeRecommended Fluids and Lubricants on page 6-11.Always use the proper uid.Notice: Use of the incorrect uid may damage thevehicle and the damages may not be covered bythe vehicles warranty. Always use the correct uidlisted in Recommended Fluids and Lubricantson page 6-11.5-34