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  1. shopkeeper

    shopkeeper New Member

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    My dad keeps telling me I need to change the 'oil' for the steering on my car as its getting very stiff.

    I've had a look in the manual and done a search here but not found anything specific about how to do this myself.

    Can someone please point me in the right direction? Where in the car is the power steering fluid located, how do I change it and what type of oil do I need to use?

    Thanks
     
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    Hi, you must say what model you have, anyway, the plastic reservoir is usually on the firewall down behind the battery. The steering pump is electric hydraulic driven, so if it's slowing up maybe it's the motor, or, use only Vauxhall power steer oil if you see it's maybe low on oil, just fill to the mark.
    If it's filled with the wrong oil now, you will have to drain before refilling. Chris
     
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    Delbert Well-Known Member

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    Stiff steering probably nothing to do with the fluid (assuming there's some in there!). Could be the steering pump motor, but more likely either the alternator or its drive belt slipping. The power steering requires that the alternator is working to operate - have a look at the wiring diagram and you'll see the connection.
     
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    thanks for all the replys. There very helpfull.Could you tell me where do I get Vauxhall power steer oil?
     
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