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2008 Lacrosse trying to locate the power steering cap to…

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2008 Lacrosse trying to...

2008 Lacrosse trying to locate the power steering cap to check the fluid. I have looked HARD under the alternator. Is this something ONLY a mechanic can do???

Mechanic's Assistant: When was the fluid last checked? Have you heard any whining noises while turning the wheel?

Yes noisy recently when turning wheel. When changing the oil on a regular basis I have thought they were checking the power steering as well.

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your LaCrosse yourself? What have you tried so far?

Yes I am trying to just add power steering fluid but can't find where. I have pop the hood open and searched ALL over. Should it be easily visible as I see on the owners manual and videos?

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Buick Mechanic: Dan, Technician replied 3 months ago
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Buick Mechanic: Dan, Technician replied 3 months ago

I'm assuming you have the 3.8 engine which is the engine with the hard to find reservoir?

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
Any way I can do this myself?
Buick Mechanic: Dan, Technician replied 3 months ago

It is located on back of engine, it is hard to see so sticking your hand back there and feeling is going to be best option. If you locate the belt then follow it to the pump you will be able to figure out where the cap is. Here is a picture of pump/cap to help you locate. It is something you can do yourself but takes a little experience to easily remove/reinstall the cap. My goal is to provide 5 star service so please let me know if you have any questions, thanks.

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https://www.dropbox.com/s/6buheey3mhxoe1e/res.PNG?dl=0

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Buick Mechanic: Dan, Technician replied 3 months ago

Here is also a video of someone checking fluid, they remove the coolant reservoir to make accessing a little easier but it is not required.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xRNSPq88FJM

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
Thank you for your response. I will do my best to find it. Thank you for the video!
Buick Mechanic: Dan, Technician replied 3 months ago

No problem, I'm happy to help. A long funnel will also be needed to add fluid. Thanks again and have a good weekend.

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Buick Mechanic: Dan, Technician replied 3 months ago

Ever get it figured out? Please do not forget to rate answer, thanks.

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