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I'm 18, and I just got a 1990 Ford Escort Lx. It's a manual drive car, and a 4door hatchback.

so basically when i got it the guy said that it has a small power steering leak and so I went out and bought some power steering fluid that is supposed to help stop leaks. So basically my question is, where does it go?
I'm not very car savy, as you can tell, I am proud of myself though, i was able to replace the dash light fuse because it was blown. but I still can't figure out why they won't turn on. I'm guessing that the guy before me rigged the sound system wrong, i don't know.

please help :D
 

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Stand on passenger's side, facing driver's side.
Look into engine bay to the left of the timing and valve covers.
Just under the Throttle body there should be a whitish/yellowish PLASTIC ring pull. It should be encased in a 1/2" or so plastic tube, that leads to the P/S resivoir.

The yellow METAL pull ring is the OIL/710 dipstick.
 

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Welcome to the site.

The power steering pump is on the right side of the car, between the engine and firewall. On the cfi models (lx in about 99.9% of them or pony), there is a yellow extender tube on the top of the reservior (pump). It's in a tricky place.

I have heard of people putting power steering fluid in the transmission dip stick tube. I don't think you're the idiot :lol:
 

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He has a manual, so he's safe with the tranny/power steering issue.

The fuse usually blows as a last resort in these cars. If the dash lights aren't working, chances are the headlight switch may be wonky and in need of replacement. Welcome to the forums, and I hope the car is enjoyable for you. There is much to learn here, so keep searching, although to date I've never seen a question regarding the location of the p/s dipstick. No worries. New people come on here and learn a whole bunch as it is. I know I have.
 
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