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    how do I check the level of my power steering fluid? I see the container but the radiator hose is mounted on the top of the fluid container. this a 64 cruiser 289 v/8. thanks in advance.

  • #2
    I had the same problem, remove lid bolt and slide lid sideways while holding hose up slightly. luck Doofus

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    • #3
      thank you doofus,what type of power steering fluid do you recommend? again thank you leonard.

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      • #4
        If you install a Ford power steering pump lid , you and check the level much easier
        Ford used the same Eaton power steering pump but it has a fill cap.

        http://www.macsautoparts.com/ford_th...1&y=8&cat=2511

        Robert Kapteyn

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        • #5
          Originally posted by rkapteyn View Post
          If you install a Ford power steering pump lid , you and check the level much easier
          Ford used the same Eaton power steering pump but it has a fill cap.

          http://www.macsautoparts.com/ford_th...1&y=8&cat=2511

          Robert Kapteyn
          That is what my brother used on his truck. It is much easier than removing the lid each time. I believe the chrome is stock too.
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          • #6
            are you sure this will fit my power steering pump top? 64 cruiser 289 v/8. thank you.

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            • #7
              Yep and NPD, CJ Pony and others have them also. If you look through the different Ford applications you can even find one with a "filler neck" if you have room to clear it. They all are the same diameter, and the hold down post is the same.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by rkapteyn View Post
                If you install a Ford power steering pump lid , you and check the level much easier
                Ford used the same Eaton power steering pump but it has a fill cap.

                http://www.macsautoparts.com/ford_th...1&y=8&cat=2511

                Robert Kapteyn
                Yep, I have used them for at least 20 years now. Just too handy not to use, whether "correct" or not.

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                • #9
                  thank you one and all. leonard

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                  • #10
                    I ordered the power steering pump top,the filler cap and gaskets,i guessed at the diameter of the top at 4 3/4 , if it is 2 small I'm sure a parts store will have the right size. I only hop that gets here before the thermostat gets here. I want to put it before I fill the cooling system, I figured the thermostat was my problem with empted my radiator. must have had another senior moment. leonard

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                    • #11
                      hey guys this is a up date,i received the power steering cover and fill cap,i installed it and works beautifully and now it is easy to check the power steering fluid. thanks for the tip. leonard

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