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Old 01-11-2014, 10:15 AM   #1
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Checking power steering fluid

I have a 1999 40' Mountain Aire diesel pusher motorhome. I am wondering where do the check the power steering fluid at???
Any info would help. Don't see anything in the engine compartment or up front by the diesel generator
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Your power steering well would have to be up near your engine with a fan belt along with your AC compressor and alternator.
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I have a large round canister with a small dip stick. It's low. So I think this is it. Lines go to a pump on the motor. Not driven by a fan belt
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Hi Brian, your power steering is ran off of the hydraulic pump that is mounted to the rear end of the engine air compressor, it also runs your fan drive, through a priority valve. Mine is set up like explained. The tank you found has 3 separate filters in it. My Spartan manual states AW ISO 32 hydraulic oil.
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Thx for the info. Hyd fluid is what I'll get
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Thx for the info. Hyd fluid is what I'll get
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Brain, just make sure the fluid is clear and not red........stick a clean screw driver in there if nothing is on the dip stick to see.
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It's clear but my next question is do you check the level running or stopped???
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It's clear but my next question is do you check the level running or stopped???
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I check the level with the engine off, as it is a "closed system"
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