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How to Check the 5 Essential Fluids in Your Car
Checking your oil and adding engine coolant, brake fluid, power steering fluid, and windshield washer fluid are essential for maintaining your car.
How Long Does a Pitman Arm Shaft Seal Last?
Your car’s Pitman arm is a crucial component of the steering system. It connects the gearbox to the steering linkage, and effectively translates the rotational movement of the steering wheel...
How Long Does a Power Steering Pump Last?
In a hydraulic power steering system, which is what the vast majority of cars on the road today use, fluid must be pumped through a series of lines and hoses to...
How Long Does a Power Steering Belt Last?
Your car needs more than just the engine and transmission to operate. It needs the alternator to supply electricity while the engine’s running. You need the air conditioner to provide cool...
How Long Does a Power Steering Input Shaft Seal Last?
To maneuver your car, the steering wheel connects to a steering shaft, which runs through the dash and then down to the gearbox where it also joins the power...
How Long Does a Power Steering Pressure Switch Last?
In order to operate properly, your car’s power steering system needs to maintain the right amount of pressure at all times. The pressure control valve (also called a flow control...
How Long Does a Power Steering Pump Pulley Last?
In a hydraulic power steering system, which is what the vast majority of cars on the road today use, fluid must be pumped through a series of lines and hoses...
How Long Does a Power Steering Hose Last?
Chances are good that your car’s power steering system is hydraulic – most of them are. Electronic power steering (EPS) is becoming more common, and older, manual style systems are still...
How to Flush Your Power Steering System
Modern cars are equipped with power steering which helps the driver easily steer the car by turning the wheel gently. Older cars do not have power steering and you...
What Does the Steering System Warning Light Mean?
The steering system warning light lets you know when there is an issue with the power steering system, and will be disabled until fixed.
How to Replace a Power Steering Pressure Switch
Cars with a hydraulic power steering systems use a power steering pressure switch for hydraulic efficiency. A sign of failure is sluggish steering.
How to Replace a Power Steering Fluid Reservoir
A few signs of a faulty power steering fluid reservoir include the smell of power steering fluid burning and a whining noise while turning.
How to Replace a Power Steering Pump
Power steering pumps are faulty when there is a smell of burning power steering fluid or there are unusual noises coming from the pump.
How to Replace a Steering Gear Adjuster Plug
Maintaining reliable steering is important for every driver. A common sign of a faulty steering gear adjuster plug is a loose steering wheel.
How to Replace a Power Steering Input Shaft Seal
A faulty power steering input shaft seal can cause hydraulic fluid to leak from the power steering input shaft and cause the system to overheat.
How to Replace a Power Steering Belt
Common signs of a failing power steering belt include a squealing noise and visible cracks, cuts, or nicks on the serpentine or drive belt.
How to Replace a Power Steering Pump Pulley
A power steering pump pulley helps you turn the steering wheel with ease. If broken, it should be replaced to ensure a seamless drive on the road.
How to Replace a Power Steering Control Valve
Some common signs of a failing power steering control valve include a power steering fluid leak or the smell of burning power steering fluid.
How to Replace a Power Steering Control Unit
Signs of a failing power steering control unit include an illuminated EPS (Electric Power Steering) Warning Light or difficulty steering the vehicle.
How to Check Your Power Steering Fluid Level
Power steering fluid lubricates the power steering system. The type of power steering fluid differs between cars and the level must be maintained.

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Groaning / binding noise when turning the wheels. I put on a used power steering pump from wrecking yard and the sound still is present.
Hi there. The noises that admit when the power steering is moving is the pump. The other parts will not make any noise except for a water swishing noise as the fluid moves from side to side in the steering...
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My engine makes a humming noise that sounds sort of computerized, and may be power steering or transmission related.
Hi there. The noise that you are hearing could be the power steering pump whining, the alternator bearing failing, or the transmission gear train has too much gear lash. Check the engine to see if there are any noises when...
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How to fix the hard power steering issue 2011 Ford Fusion
Hello - you are correct. This problem should be fixed by Ford under Recall #15V340000. This is a significant safety issue, and replacement of the steering gear is required. If you are not getting a satisfactory response from your Ford...
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Replaced the power steering pump and now car won't start.
Hello there, you have a few different faults going on with your 2009 Chevrolet Impala. The power steering repair should not effect the vehicle starting in any way. There are many common causes for the vehicle to not start such...
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Why is my power steering fluid leaking?
The first thing to do is to make sure the fluid is full in the power steering reservoir. Since you recently replaced a lot of components in the system I would recommend cleaning the area that is wet with fluid...
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When accelerating car makes winding sound. What could it be?
This may be related to a variety of things that are driven by the serpentine belt that may correlate to the acceleration, however the most common noises resembling a whining sound are a failing alternator or a power steering pump...
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How do I locate the steering fluid reserve in my hyundai creta sx
Hello. Hyundai is one of the vehicle manufactures that is utilizing the electric power steering systems. This means your vehicle may not have a power steering pump, fluid reservoir, or hydraulic assisted steering. They are doing it with gear reduction...
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Loud turns after driving awhile
If the whining noise is occurring as you turn the steering wheel, it could be the power steering pump failing and/or the drive belt on the pump is loose, worn, or glazed. Such noises are never "normal" and are not...
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2013 Chevrolet Equinox will not turn over.
Hello there, it's like the power steering and car not starting issues are related on your 2013 Chevrolet Equinox. Your vehicle is equipped with electronic assist power steering, if the battery voltage is low it can cause errors in the...
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My serpentine belt & pulley fell off
Hello there, a variety of failures will cause your 2004 Ford Crown Victoria to have a drive belt and pulley fall off. The steering will become difficult when the drive belt comes off the engine as the power steering pump...
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Power steering
This suggests your power steering pump may be failing or you have a clogged hose somewhere else in the power steering system. The power steering system operates on very high pressurized hydraulic pressure (in some cases as much as 300...
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Wheel locked, brake pedal wont go down, shift wont move and ignition wont turn?
Hello. You are likely experiencing an engine failure of some type. Do not let this scare you at first. All of these systems that are failing depend on the engine functioning correctly in order to do their job. Without vacuum...
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Rack and pinion has been replaced three times in three months
Without knowing the specifics, it's hard to say who or what is responsible. I can say that there are some parts rebuilders out there that are turning out some badly inferior products and selling them for very tempting prices. You...
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Power steering belt broke & need to replace it. How do I replace it?
Typically, you would loosen the mounting bolts for the power steering pump and adjust the angle of the pump until the belt is loose enough to remove. There may be one or more belts for other accessories in front of...
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New power steering pump still hard to turn with white smoke and fluid leaking
Hello. Can you tell where the power steering fluid leak is coming from? The smoke is likely just the power steering fluid burning off on the hot engine. The steering is likely hard because you are low on power steering...
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The check engine light comes on when turning the steering wheel.
Hi there. When the check engine light comes on when turning the steering wheel, this usually is for the power steering system. There could be an issue with the power steering pump or the rack and pinion steering system. I...
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Power steering failure 2005 Pontiac G6
Hello - this steering behavior does resemble the symptoms from that Recall (14V153000). The specific component that failed for your model was the "steering torque sensor" and should have been replaced as part of the Recall (Bulletin 14116 ). I...
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My van is doing some weird things like misfiring down the highway.
Hi there. It sounds like the alternator is seizing up and needs replaced. This would explain the lights dimming and the smell of burnt rubber. Also, if the power steering pump was to seize up, it will cause the engine...
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my serpintine belt snaped, i noticed the power steering pulley was bent i re placed it but am not sure if the pulley should spin
If there is no drive belt on the pulley that is on the power steering pump, you should be able to turn the power steering pump pulley freely and easily by hand. If the pulley (shaft) does not turn, that...
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My car leaks when I fill up the steering oil right away.
The power steering pressure line from the pump to the steering rack and pinion is most likely the cause of the leak. In order to verify the power steering leak you can have a mobile mechanic like one from YourMechanic...

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