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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 pressurizes the power steering system. The type of power steering fluid differs between cars and the level must be maintained.

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I noticed oil leaking under my car and followed it back to my power steering...im not a mechanic and stuff like this is mildly for
If you suspect that power steering fluid is leaking, please request a leak diagnostic and the responding certified mechanic will pinpoint the leak, estimate the repair and commence the repair right away if you desire. Leaks on these systems can...
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Steering wheel will not turn can't drive
If you do not know what is causing the no power steering assist then you need to have the system diagnosed in person before a repair is quoted. You will need to check to see if the power steering belt...
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my car has theissue that it often lose power steering suddenly while turning.nothing leaks but there's clunky noice when turning
The only way to determine if the collision caused damage is to carefully MEASURE the alignment and, as well, the frame dimensions using a tram. If those steps have not been specifically taken, what the mechanics have told you about...
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I have a 05 Honda accord Ex and I have troubles with my power steering becoming stiff when I have low rpms? is it a PS pump proble
If the power steering is hard only at low rpms then you may have a weak power steering pump pressure or the rack and pinion is bypassing too much fluid and not using full pressure to turn the wheels. You...
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if my power staering light come on can i be low on fluid ?
Hello, thank you for writing in. You do need to start by looking at the level of power steering fluid. If the fluid is low then there may be a leak that needs to be solved. Add fluid and keep...
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The power steering fluid leaks from my car very quickly.
A large leak, such as that you are describing, will be easy to pinpoint. Causes of power steering leaks vary from the mundane (a simple failed return line hose; no big deal to fix) to the somewhat more complicated and...
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2014 hyundai elantra se Electric power steering light turned on. How much will it cost to get it fixed?
Hi...I will try to address your concerns and, as well, obviously you can request an electric power steering diagnostic which will get you a really quick and precise answer as to cost because the mechanic will be able to diagnose...
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2011 Fusion power steering assist fault and service advancetrac at same time. restarted w/ no reset. drove 50mi w/ no steering wtf
Hello. The issue may not be incredibly complex or major. With newer vehicles being equipped with more complex diagnostic systems, it is not uncommon for one issue being related to two separate warning lights. The first step is to have...
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Is the power steering pressure hose the same as thr power steering pump
The power steering pump and pressure hose for the power steering are two separate parts. The pump may be damaged from running the system low on fluid from a leaking pressure hose. You may have to replace both of them....
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Ford taurus leaks power steering from resivour when turned off
You need to have the fluid reservoir removed and tank cleaned out. The screen inside will get clogged and not allow good flow of fluid into the pump. Make sure the system is purged of all air and reservoir is...
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TJ did an inspection on a 2008 Land Rover LR2 @Cars of Tampa Inc. How soon would some of the 'good' things need 2b worked on?
Hi Cassandra: I will try to help you. For safety reasons, the steering gear leak should be repaired first. After that the priority would be the replacement of the axles and then repair of the crankshaft seal leak. Technically, you...
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Gm I need a power steering pump or should I get power steering fluid? I have leaks coming out what should I do
If the power steering pump is leaking then you should replace the pump since it is under pressure and no stop leak will stop it from leaking.
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There's a clank sound in axel area, car won't start suddenly, and power steering fluid seems to spin more than usual.
Hello, thank you for writing in. The vehicle may be having several issues at once. You want to start by addressing the starting problem, as it is the most likely to cause issues with other systems in the car. Start...
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I have a power steering issue after doing a donut. The pump no longer assists at idle, only when the rpms are up. No leaks and fl
Hello, thank you for writing in. The power steering pump has likely failed. The pump gets its power from the drive belt, if it is tight, the power steering pump should be supplying plenty of hydraulic pressure at idle speeds....
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2012 acura steering wheel vibration at parking lot speed normal ????
Any vibration in the steering is not normal. If you are experiencing a "pulse" at low speeds it may be a problem with a tire. Flat spots in the tire can broadcast their irregularities to the steering wheel. A vibration...
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Steering is Stiff
The power steering fluid may have been overfilled and fluid is getting on the power steering belt causing it to slip. Check belt to see if it is wet with fluid? If it is then check power steering fluid to...
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I hit a animal with my car , I suddenly couldn't steer anymore and fluid was leaking out my car
I'm guessing that the impact damaged a power steering return line. The return line is a low pressure line that takes the fluid back from the steering rack to the reservoir. Once the fluid leaked out you no longer had...
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Grinding noise while turning left and right
Hello, thank you for writing in. Grinding noises like this can be incredibly hard to diagnose. The power steering pump may be to blame. Even if it is not hard to steer, it can make similar noises. Keep that in...
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I had both axles replaced and car still sqeaks alot what could the problem
Hello, thank you for writing in. The vehicle may be squeaking for a number of reasons. The best way to tell if it is the axles causing the sounds is to isolate the noise with a series of tests. You...
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My power steering light came on and I checked the fluid (there was nothing in it). I added fluid and it still was hard to steer. S
Hello, thank you for writing in. If you have two issues with the power steering fluid at once, it would be very unfortunate. The lack of power steering fluid is cause for concern alone. If you are low or out,...

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