Chevrolet Silverado: Vehicle Checks / Power Steering Fluid

Chevrolet Silverado 2019-2024 Owners Manual / Vehicle Care / Vehicle Checks / Power Steering Fluid

The power steering fluid reservoir is in the engine compartment on the driver side of the vehicle. See Engine Compartment Overview for reservoir location.

When to Check Power Steering Fluid

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It is not necessary to regularly check power steering fluid unless there is a leak 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. Set the ignition 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 level should be between the ADD and FULL marks. If necessary, add only enough fluid to bring the level up to the hashed area between the ADD and FULL marks.

To prevent contamination of brake fluid, never check or fill the power steering reservoir with the brake master cylinder cover off.

What to Use


Use of the incorrect fluid may damage the vehicle and the damages may not be covered by the vehicle warranty. Always use the correct fluid listed in Recommended Fluids and Lubricants.

To determine what kind of fluid to use, see Recommended Fluids and Lubricants. Always use the proper fluid. Failure to use the proper fluid can cause leaks and damage hoses and seals.

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