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Old 07-15-2006, 12:07 AM
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Default where is my power steering fluid tank????

I have a 2000 beetle and nowhere in the manual does it show where to check/fill the fluid. The steering is making noises and i think it is the fluid.
also, anyone know why the airbag light would be on??
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Old 07-15-2006, 01:29 AM
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It's attached to the battery box, probably has a green colored cap, Bentley Manual page 48-16.

You may have a bad connection or one of your airbag sensors might have failed.
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Old 07-17-2006, 03:54 AM
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If you have to add fluid, only use the VW fluid.
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Old 08-01-2006, 08:06 AM
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Default Power Steering Fluid part # G 002 000

This is what I got from searching on www.germanautoparts.com Apparently there are 2 kinds with the same part number

Pentosin CHF 11S Synthetic Hydraulic Fluid


and Pentosin CHF 7.1 Hydraulic Fluid: said to be "formerly" VW/Audi #G002000


If I don't know what kind is in my car right now, is it okay to put in the most current one? Is there a problem with mixing the 2 ?
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Old 08-01-2006, 08:46 AM
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tip; if you get strange noises when making turns it could be a ball joint and not fluid loss.
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Old 08-01-2006, 03:44 PM
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This is often where people create problems for themselves, the seals in this power steering system require a designed chemical solution, save yourself a potential headache and use "only" VW/Audi factory OEM power steering fluid and keep the fluid level at OEM specs.

As Porkchop stated in an earlier reply, you may have a leak so you should check the entire assembly and all hoses for signs of fluid leakage.

If you only have to add a small amount of fluid then this could be due to normal evaporation and doesn't necessarily indicate a leak, however, it would be wise to perform a thorough check anyway.
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I want to know if there is a power steering fluid filter? I heard some cars ( not vw-s ) have them and they need replacing.
Also, is there something we should do to properly maintain steering system beside checking fluid level. Like flushing or adjusting or something. Yes, I am bored and have a plenty of time on my hands ( no $$$ though ).

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looks like the cf7.1 is the same as the vw oil, our old part # was g-002-000 for a liter and g-002-012 for a 1/2 liter.

just a side note, most vw's don't use/loose p/s fluid witout a leak. my car has 85k on in and i have added about 2 oz of fluid over that time, so if yours is low, it prolly has a leak.

there is no filter and it's a no maintenace system. a flush every 10 years or so couldn't hurt but it's not very easy to flush.
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Thanks Kaiser.
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Just so people know, the CHF11S is the stuff to use.

MK4 platform cars are starting to develop power steering leaks where the lines connect to the rack. The aluminum crush washers start to leak as they get older. A cheap fix but a real PITA to get at. Cussing is allowed.

No maintenance to the system is necessary other than keeping it full.
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Just so people know, the CHF11S is the stuff to use.

MK4 platform cars are starting to develop power steering leaks where the lines connect to the rack. The aluminum crush washers start to leak as they get older. A cheap fix but a real PITA to get at. Cussing is allowed.

No maintenance to the system is necessary other than keeping it full.
i wonder what the diff is, if 7.1 is g002000 ?
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11S is syntetic
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Hello guys
I just want to ask you about the color of the power steering fluid. On my NBC it's a pink colored, and on my other VW Polo its green. And I want to ask with which fluid comes the NBC from the factory originally ?! Thanks in advance
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