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3-Series (E21, E30) Chat relating to the BMW 3-Series from 1975-1983 and 1984-1991 line. Specific models: BMW 315, BMW 316, BMW 318, BMW 318i, BMW 320/4, BMW 320i, BMW 320/6, BMW 323i, BMW 320i. E30 Family models include: BMW 325e, BMW 325i, BMW 325is, BMW 325ix.

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Old 10-01-2006, 01:23 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have a 1988 BMW 325iS. Can someone tell me where to find the power steering fluid and how to replace it? Thanks
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it should be in a black canister. Just unscrew the clamp and lossen the clamp which is connected to the canister. (make sure you clog the hole of the container so you dont make a mess).
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It will be a black or brown canister that is attached to the drivers side strut tower. The best way to change the fluid is to undo the hose on the pump and let it drain out. Then refill with regular ATF trans fluild. DO NOT PUT POWER STEERING FLUILD BACK IN IT. The power steering system in the E30 was designed to work with ATF, using regular power steering fluid can mess up the pump and seals in the system.
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^^ what he said. ATF only.
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Is Dexron III the ATF fluid i need to use?
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Is Dexron III the ATF fluid i need to use?
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