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How to Fill up the Power Steering Fluid in a 2005 Chevrolet Impala

    • 1). Allow your Impala's engine to cool, if equipped with the 3.4-liter engine. Start the engine, on a 3.8-liter equipped Impala, and allow the engine to warm up; turn the 3.8-liter engine off, but do not let it cool.

    • 2). Open the Impala's hood and locate the power steering reservoir. The reservoir is located on the top-center of the engine on the 3.4-liter engine and the rear of the engine compartment on the 3.8-liter.

    • 3). Unscrew the cap on the power steering reservoir and pull the cap and dipstick from the reservoir -- the dipstick remains connected to the cap. Wipe the dipstick clean with a clean, lint-free cloth.

    • 4). Reinsert the dipstick and tighten the reservoir cap. Remove the cap and check the level on the dipstick. If the fluid is at or below the "Add" mark on the dipstick, continue to Step 5. If it is at the "C" mark on the 3.4-liter engine, or at the "Hot" mark on the 3.8-liter, reinstall and tighten the reservoir cap, as it does not need fluid.

    • 5). Insert a funnel in the power steering reservoir and add GM Power Steering Fluid (GM part No. 89021184) in small increments, periodically rechecking the fluid by following steps 3 and 4.

    • 6). Reinstall the cap and tighten it once the fluid level reaches the "C" mark on the 3.4-liter engine, or the "Hot" mark on the 3.8-liter engine.

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