Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Steering hard to turn.

asked by on

The power steering seems to not be working. The car makes a really horrible and loud squealing noise. Someone mentioned it might be the serpentine belt.

Hi there. The power steering system on your Hyundai is ran by a hydraulic pump. Most of the time if there is a loud noise coming from the pump it is because the fluid is low. I would start by checking the level of the power steering fluid. If the fluid level is fine then you can also check the belt on the front of the engine. Simply push on the belt and see if it seems tight. If the belt is loose then there may be a problem with the belt or the tensioner. If the fluid is low then you have a leak in the system which is typically the rack and pinion or one of the hoses. If you find that the fluid is low if it has a belt issue you should get the assistance of a certified mechanic that has the ability to diagnose this, like one from YourMechanic.

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・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: My timing belt snapped about a year ago , car been sitting for about a year , just recently got the motivation to change the belt

Having the timing belt off by one tooth is enough to cause problems. I suggest having a certified technician, like one from YourMechanic, determine the exact cause of your starting issue and to make sure that you have no further...

Q: Coolant overflowing from reservoir cap

Coolant overflowing from a reservoir can be caused by many things, ranging from a problem a small problem such as replacing the cap, to a potential mechanical work, so I would recommend having the vehicle looked at by a knowledgable...

Q: Air conditioner compressor does not turn on

Hi. If the air conditioner compressor does not turn on, this may perhaps be indicative of a problem with the fuse or relay, or perhaps something more serious, such as a failed compressor. I would recommend having the vehicle's air...

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...