Q: 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.

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?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. Q: Power steering pump leaking

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Driver side wheel sticks

If you have your lower control arm hanging low without support then your front axle outer cv joint may be at a too extreme angle or is binging. I recommend supporting the lower control arm and see if it still...

Q: Faulty O2 sensor

Hi, it is possible for the O2 sensor to not turn on the Check Engine Light if it is failing slowly. It's also possible for leaks to occur, which can throw off the sensors readings. I would recommend having a...

Q: Q: Car not starting

Hi there. Thanks for writing in today. If your car is not cranking over, it's likely that you have a faulty ignition relay or that the battery's cranking amps are too low to complete this process. It's also common for...

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 Distributor O Ring Last?
The distributor is part of the ignition system in your vehicle and its purpose is to route high voltage from the ignition coil to the spark plug. The spark plug then...