Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Power steering pump leaking

asked by on

My power steering pump is leaking and my truck is making a funny noise when I turn.

A: If your power steering pump is leaking, tha...

If your power steering pump is leaking, that would be the cause of the noise you are hearing. Since a leak exists in the system, the fluid level is likely low. Hydraulic systems depend on an exact amount of fluid in order to function properly. I would recommend having your power steering pump replaced by a qualified technician in order to have your power steering system functioning properly again. It is also a good idea to replace your serpentine belt during this repair as it will have to be removed in the process of replacing the power steering pump. It is also a good idea to have your pump replaced as soon as possible as power steering problems can be potential safety issues.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Save up to 30%

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: My car squeaks like a baby buggy with bad springs going side to side at low speeds winding roads with dips.

Hello. Squeaking suspension sounds can be caused by a wide variety of issues. One of the most common causes of this symptom is worn or dry suspension bushings. If any of the various chassis bushings dry or wear out, they...

Q: my coolant becomes empty after two days of filling it up

You have a leak. The only question is where. YourMechanic will pressurize the cooling system when COLD which should reveal the leak without too much trouble. A common leak would be through the water pump bearing weep hole, especially if...

Q: Vehicle dies when I give it gas.

The vehicle may have more than one problem causing this problem. These problems were from things like the coolant sensor giving false readings, engine control modules failing, throttle position sensors failing and the mass air flow sensors failing. All of...

Related articles

How Do Power Car Windows Increase Passenger Safety?
Power windows are responsible for approximately 2,000 emergency room visits every year. When a power window closes, it exerts enough force to bruise or break bones, crush fingers, or restrict an airway. Though...
What Causes Hoses to Leak?
While the largest part of your engine is mechanical, hydraulics plays a significant role. You’ll find fluids at work in a number of different areas. Your car's fluids include: Engine oil Transmission...
How Long Does a Heater Control Valve Last?
Keeping the right amount of coolant in a car is essential in keeping the engine at the right temperature. Failing to have the right amount of coolant or even bad elements...