Buick Regal: Power Steering Fluid - Vehicle Checks - Vehicle Care - Buick Regal Owners ManualBuick Regal: Power Steering Fluid

See Engine Compartment Overview  for reservoir location.

See Engine Compartment Overview  for reservoir location.

When to Check Power Steering Fluid

It is not necessary to regularly check power steering fluid unless a leak is suspected in the system, 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 key off and let the engine compartment cool down. 2.0 L L4 Dipstick Shown, 2.4 L L4 Dipstick Similar  

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. Remove the cap again and look at the fluid level on the dipstick.

The fluid level should be between the MIN (Minimum) and MAX (Maximum) marks when the engine is cold, and at the MAX mark when the engine is hot. If the fluid is at the MIN mark when the engine is cold or hot, power steering fluid should be added.

The fluid level should be between the MIN and MAX marks on the dipstick.

If the fluid is at or below the MIN mark on the dipstick, add just enough fluid to bring the level between the MIN and MAX marks.

What to Use

To determine what kind of fluid to use, see Recommended Fluids and Lubricants . Always use the proper fluid.

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