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    1. 03-04-2007 03:11 PM #1
      Can anyone tell me how to refill power steering fluid in a 2001 Passat? I've checked the manual and there is no indication where to refill it at. Not to mention the pictures in the owners manual do not match my engine. I was able to locate every other fluid case except this one.

    2. 03-04-2007 03:21 PM #2
      its in the manual,anyway theres not that many items with caps inder there its located on the drivers side( LF) in the front of the engine compartment it has a green cap /dipsick surronded by an elongated black plastic covering/enclosure towards the front between the radiator shroud/headlight assembly and the abs brake control
      use only pentosin vw oem spec fluid [IMG]http://*****************.com/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]

    3. 03-04-2007 03:22 PM #3
      at least thats where they are on my two V-6 passats anyway

    4. 03-04-2007 03:23 PM #4
      Thanks, I suspect this might be it but believe it or not, the pictures in my manual omit it. I can't thank you enough.

    5. 03-04-2007 03:27 PM #5
      Any issue with using Prestone?

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      03-04-2007 07:32 PM #6
      Quote, originally posted by Buggervw2001 »
      Any issue with using Prestone?

      Yes. Do you want to end up buying a new rack? Anything other than the OEM fluid will result in failure of the seals. You need CHF 11
      If you don't want to get bent over by the dealerships you buy it online from any of the following places for about $17 - $18 per liter.

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