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Power Steering VS Brake Fluid

Post by vtince » Tue May 16, 2017 4:28 pm

Hey Guys,

Im a bit confused with the brake/power steering system. I have a 87 L6 and am wondering where the Power Steering fluid goes, and where the Brake Fluid goes.

From what I gathered, the Power Steering canister is the metal can with the wingnut screw on top. And the Power steering reservoir is on top the the master cylinder. However I have seen diagrams where the metal canister is connected to the master cylinder by a hose?

So do I put power steering fluid in the metal canister and brake fluid in the reservoir above the master cylinder?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Re: Power Steering VS Brake Fluid

Post by JCS » Tue May 16, 2017 4:51 pm

Do you have an owners manual (handbook) for your car?
If not then buy one.

The power steering/braking system uses ATF (automatic transmission fluid) in the tall round metal canister, is red in color
The braking system at the Brake Master Cylinder M/C is a small rectangular opaque plastic type box with a white plastic lid/switch.
It holds Brake fluid, which is clear.
Do not mix the fluids as brake fluid is very caustic.
'88 M6, Red/Tan
Hydraulic Brake Servo Booster Link.
Read the instructions on page 2,3,4 to view the info panel (CAPTIONS)

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