2003 Forester - How do I remove the PS cap?

Discussion in 'Subaru Forester' started by packrat, Feb 20, 2007.

  1. packrat

    packrat Guest

    Pardon a dumb question but I tried to top off the power steering fluid
    in my 2003 Forester tonight and for the life of me I could not get the
    yellow cap off the reservoir!. It just seems to turn forever in both
    clockwise or counter-clockwise directions and after scraping the skin
    off a few knuckles because of its location partially under something
    else, I finally gave up. I tried pushing down while turning & that did
    nothing either. I thought about prying it off but didn't want to break
    the cap. Is there some tool needed to get the darn thing off? Is there
    a trick to this thing?

    Thanks much, Terry
    packrat, Feb 20, 2007
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    Frank Guest

    Good question. I checked mine. It pops off. Just pull on one of the
    two protuberances on the cap.

    Frank, Feb 21, 2007
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    Edward Hayes Guest

    Hmmmmmm. On my Forester I push down and rotate CW. Do you feel the cap
    depress when pushing down?
    Edward Hayes, Feb 21, 2007
  4. packrat

    packrat Guest

    Thanks - I'll try that. I was afraid to force it and break it.
    packrat, Feb 21, 2007
  5. packrat

    packrat Guest

    Hi & thanks = I'll try Ranks idea. In answer to your question - nope -
    when I press down it doesn't depress at all. I have a feeling Frank
    may have the fix, since it just turns forever whether I press down or
    not. Too dark out now though - tomorrow is another day.
    packrat, Feb 21, 2007
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