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Old 03-15-2010, 01:23 PM   #1
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Question How much power steering fluid?

I have been getting my mh ready to drive, and when I checked the power steering fluid, there was no dipstick. I have the original owners manual and it refers to a dipstick (with level supposed to be between cold and warm marks). Does anyone have any suggestions on how I could make sure the level is correct?

By the way - if anyone wants any info from the 1977 Argosy 20/24/28 mh owners manual, let me know and I will look it up for you.
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Old 03-15-2010, 01:54 PM   #2
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With most truck chassis you don't fill it up. It's supposed to be a little above the higher of the two ports when cold, and it will expand and fill most of the reservoir when it heats up.
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Thanks....but....did you read my whole post or just the title?
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If you fill it half full when cold you will be within the proper range. (If it is the same as mine)

Suggest you find at least a cap (cap with dip stick would obviously be better).
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Thanks for the info. It is half full and I was worried it would be too low. I let the level get too low once in a Nissan truck and it caused air to get sucked into the system and really messed up the steering.

The photo in my original post is shown with the cap off so you can see how much fluid is in it (about half full). The cap seems original on the outside, but new on the underside. See cap in photo above on left side, in my hand.
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I just measured, the "Full Cold" line is 2 3/8" below the inside surface of the cap.
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Has the level been low enough to see if the stick hasn't dropped into the reservoir?, can you tell if there is any evidence that a stick was ever attached to the cap?
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