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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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My 1989 crown victoria loses the power assist after its been driven for a while and warmed up and only when you are trying to park
The main cause of low power steering assist at lower rpms are caused by not enough pressure produced by the power steering pump. You can have the pressures tested to see if the pump is putting out enough pressure at...
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Power steering will not work at all
You will need to have the power steering pump pressure tested to see if the pump can produce pressure at all. If it does not produce pressure then replace the pump and fluid.
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Engine malfunctune, power steering lights on
Hello, thank you for writing in. The power steering system is driven off of the power from the engine. Without proper engine function, the power steering system will not work correctly. The adverse is true as well. A failing power...
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Power steering pump on 2012 Acura TL needs to be replaced. Due to location a power bar also needs to be replaced. Cost over $3,000. Is this a good price?
Question sent to CS for a quote on replacing the power steering motor, programming, and replacing an electrical component attached to the motor. This is in comparison to a quote that was given for the parts and labor.
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Leak in rack and oinion
Rack and pinion replacement is available. In addition to making an inquiry via the web inquiry form for rack and pinion service you can telephone in a request for service to YourMechanic at 888/907-0182. If you have further questions or...
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How many psi does the power steering hose withstand
Two types of hose are used in power steering applications, a low pressure hose for the return (to reservoir) fluid and a high pressure hose for pump discharge. Low pressure hose is generally rated at 400 PSI and operates at...
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Power steering fluid leaking
The leak is most likely a pressure hose from the pump to the rack and pinion. Since it only seems to leak when it is running it is most likely the pressure hose. Have a mechanic like one from YourMechanic...
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ts own to the right
Hello, thank you for writing in. You are not alone in having this issue with a Honda. Although it is rare and rather unexplained, it has happened before. The power steering system is a mechanical system that is uses fluid...
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Is this My Brakes or The Steering
Of course, check to be sure that you have adequate power steering fluid and that the power steering belt is on and appropriately adjusted. If the belt is missing you can request belt replacement. If the power steering fluid level...
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Steering wheel started to get hard to turn and i have to turn it off and on till it gets back to normal, what can it possibly be? 2006 Pontiac G6
Hi - the "hard steering" problem you are experiencing could be caused by a clogged power steering pump filter, a sticking pressure relief valve, or a damaged steering rack that is sticking in one or more spots. I would recommend...
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I have a creaking/squeaking noise when turning the steering wheel
If an assistant, preferably a mechanic, listens at the relevant suspension and steering components under the vehicle as you turn the steering wheel the sound can undoubtedly be pinpointed. Be sure to check at the top of the spring tower...
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Why is my steering wheel hard to turn and my EPS light on in my 2004 Mazda RX-8
Hi there. This is a common issue on your vehicle. Most of the time this is caused by a problem with the steering angle sensor. The sensor stops reading properly which causes the steering to act like this. There are...
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Power Steering Pulley Removal
You should check to see if the special power steering tool looks like this kit. You will need this to remove and install the pulley. This kit is normal for Ford pulley removal and installer.
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Power Steering Pulley Removal
The special tool to remove the power steering pulley puller should look like this. You will need to follow the special tool you have to remove the pulley. Before removing pulley note the shaft position inside the pulley so you...
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Will it cost me to ask you a question? 1991 VW Jetta
Hi there. Our website provides basic automotive information and possible causes and sources of mechanical problems on cars, trucks and SUV's sold in the United States. The best way for you to get the correct size of power steering belt...
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My power steering fluid is leaking.
Hi there. Check the power steering system for where the leak is coming from. The system could be leaking from the pump, hoses, sensors, rack and pinion steering system, or the reservoir. Where ever the leak is coming from, replace...
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My steering feels heavy after driving my Suzuki for a while.
Hi there. Heavy steering can be caused by a number of things. I would need to know the model and year of the vehicle to be able to help you with this further. In general, if the steering is fine...
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power steering is leaking / I have the pump/ pressure hose / belt
Any rubber component on a vehicle system is typically leak prone after about a 6 year lifetime particularly, for example, if you break the seal that a rubber hose in a power steering system makes to a nipple (on pump...
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Steering Angle Sensor
Your vehicle has an electronic vehicle stability control (VSC) system. The VSC system relies on data from the steering angle sensor to keep the vehicle on the intended path during an emergency maneuver. Inasmuch as this is a valuable vehicle...
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Check engine light and temporary loss of steering/accelerator
Hello. The symptoms you describe can be caused by different things. Both the throttle and steering on your vehicle are electronically controlled, and can have problems if any of the components to these systems have issues. If the throttle body...

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