Check Power Steering Level: 2012 BMW 550i xDrive 4.4L V8 Turbo

BMW 550i xDrive Model Years - 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017

1. Getting Started - Prepare for the repair

2. Open the Hood - How to pop the hood and prop it open

3. Find Reservoir - Locate the power steering fluid reservoir

4. Check Level - Determine the power steering fluid level

5. Checking Tips - Tips on reading the power steering fluid levels

6. Replace Cap - Secure the power steering fluid cap back in place

7. More Info. - Additional information on power steering fluid

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Video Description

The video above shows you the steps needed to check the power steering fluid level in your 2012 BMW 550i xDrive. Checking the power steering fluid level in your 550i xDrive is relatively easy and should be done once a month or if you are experienced difficulty turning the wheel or steering your 550i xDrive. Your 550i xDrive should be parked on a level surface and your 4.4 liter engine should be cold to the touch.

If the power steering fluid level in your 550i xDrive is low, fill it up to the maximum line with power steering fluid and check it again in a week to determine if you have a leak. The power steering fluid reservoir will typically have a symbol of a steering wheel on the cap. Likewise, if your 550i xDrive has electric power steering, you may see a steering wheel picture with an explanation point next to it on your dashboard to indicate power steering problems.

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