Typically a hydraulic pump used to multiply force that is inputted through a vehicle's steering wheel by the operator of the vehicle. Newer vehicles can possibly utilize electric motors to power the process.

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Getting Wiring Harness through Radiator Support?

I'm currently in the process of doing my best to overhaul an 88 Chevy Silverado Pickup 2500 V8 5.7L. I do not know much about cars, but am learning. Anyway, long story short, the engine hoist I have ...
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Electronic Power Steering Conversion Kit for Box Trucks?

Are there any electric power steering conversion kits that will work for larger vehicles such as box trucks? Do larger vehicles need larger electric motors to help steer?
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VW Golf MK4 1.4 16v 1998 - Steering wheel hard to turn after Power Steering Rack change

Sorry for my English, I had a problem with my power steering rack that had some fluid leaks and some noise when the fluid level was down. I never used the car without fluid. Except the steering noise ...
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2010 mini cooper steering wheel loose after changing tires

After changing tires from Dunlop RF to hanook NON-rf, my steering wheel is loose. At this point I'm not suspecting change of tires for change in responsiveness because even when the vehicle is in ...
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Is it bad to drive a vehicle if power steering is defunct?

My truck's power steering pump is broken (leaking) so I had to drain the fluid. I was able to drive it around the parking lot, with considerable difficulty steering. I need to get the truck home, ...
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How to repair a leaking power steering system in a 2002 Hyundai Elantra

How can I fix a leaking power steering system on a 2002 Hyundai Elantra myself? Here you can see that the bottom hose is very damp with power steering fluid. The top hose has some wetness near the ...
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Can i use ATF for power steering?

Can i use ATF dexron3/mercon in power steering reservoir in my '04 toyota 4runner. owners manual calls for dexron 2 or 3. i don't know what mercon is.
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Drive by wire disables steering when car is off?

I've recently purchases a manual transmission 1.5 Honda Mobilio. Which claimed to be a drive by wire vehicle and I assume it really is (don't know how to tell if a car is drive by wire). I am a new ...
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How is a power steering pump vacuum leak test performed?

There have been a few power steering pump questions lately. I've heard responders mention a power steering pump vacuum leak test to identify where air is getting into the power steering fluid system. ...
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Heim joints with zerk fittings

On my truck I have heim joints setup in the steering to provide additional strength. Currently I have a 3/4 by 3/4 heim with teflon coatings, and with the mud and dirt where I live, they are getting ...
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Steering tight and orange fluid on ground after failure to start

This morning, my car wouldn't start so a friend of mine and I tried to push start it, with no luck. We got around a corner in my neighborhood and fortunately found someone who could jump it. ...
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Steering Pump whining; no fluid loss

Over the last 3 month, our 2005 Honda Odyssey has had a whining steering pump. Here's a bit of the background, from the day that it started until present. One day in mid-October: Get a call from my ...
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Mondeo 2002 petrol 2 litre

Mondeo 2 litre.. there was leakage in steering rack . So it was repaired by steering specialist. After 1000 kms driving Now it moves smoothly to right but towards l.h.s it works as manualy.
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Are there any advantages to “manual” steering?

I recently watched a video of guys racing and drifting cars. They said they were converting the vehicle to a non-assisted steering system. I can't really figure out what advantage this would give you, ...
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When I drive my car through a puddle the power steering goes out

1996 Toyota Camry. I can't drive in the rain because when I do the power steering goes out. Any ideas of what might be the problem? No mechanic has been able to tell me what is going on.
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Power steering pump is whining and has foamy orange stuff

I have a 2004 Honda Accord. It is foaming orange stuff. The fluid should be clear?? Took it to a shop, they flushed the system, said they had to do it 3 times, said there were no leaks in the lines ...
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Replacing the power steering hose(s)

On my 92 Ford Explorer I have a terrible power steering fluid leak. If someone turns the whee all the way left or right RIGHT before it hits the turn lock, fluid starts squirting out of one of the ...
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2003 honda accord battery light

Battery light keeps coming on and off and power steering feels like it is going out. New battery a year ago, new alternator a year ago. Replaced the accessory belt a week ago as well as the accessory ...
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2002 Ford Escape creaky steering (correlates to AC)?

2002 Ford Escape 3.0 XLT, 87,000 miles. Just started getting hot here so I've started using the AC, and consequently noticed the steering gets creaky like a rusty door. Off and on though, comes ...
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Can hydraulic power steering be damaged if fully turning the steering wheel to the left or to the right? [duplicate]

I have noticed that on many cars using hydraulic power steering, if you fully turn the steering wheel to the left or to the right, you hear a sound coming from somewhere in the hydraulic power ...
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My 98 Honda CRV power steering gets heavy after driving for a few minutes

The weird thing is, though, that if I shut off the car and start it back up (even just 5 minutes later), everything goes back to normal for a while. But once I am driving for say 10 - 15 minutes or ...
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Citroen C4 Picasso - Whining noise when turning steering wheel

When turning the steering wheel on my Citroen C4 Picasso (64 plate), the front end generates a "whining noise". This noise happens regardless of whether the car is moving or not. It happens when the ...
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Can steering be electrically controlled?

Please see this: http://www.bloomberg.com/features/2015-george-hotz-self-driving-car/ George Hotz claimed he used CAN to control the car by software. I can understand that accelerating and braking ...
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Power Steering Failure - caused by cold? which fluid?

My power steering became very creaky, all of a sudden one cold, foggy night. The next morning, my power steering fluid was half the maximum level. By night, it was all empty. Clearly I have a leak. ...
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Power Steering Fluid Compatibility

I would like to know if the Prestone Power Steering Fluid + Stop Leak compatible with my '07 Toyota Camry LE's (4 cyl) power steering fluid specifications since i don't see any mention of its use ...
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Why would the steering be intermittently very heavy in a 2001 Dodge Caravan?

The steering wheel is very hard to turn immediately after starting the van when the engine is cold. This only happens intermittently (maybe 1 out of 30 times) After a few seconds it becomes easy to ...
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Will mixing multiple types of automatic transmission fluid in a power steering system cause problems?

A few months ago I noticed that my power steering fluid was a little low. My owner's manual stated that automatic transmission fluid should be used, so I went out and bought a quart of cheap ATF and ...
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Electric power steering column noise

I have a 2014 Honda Accord coupe equipped with Electric Power Steering (EPS). When cranking the steering wheel, I can hear a noise coming from the steering column, mostly at slow speed like backing ...
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Changing Hyundai Elantra power steering fluid

I have a Hyundai Elantra 2002 with 84K miles and would like to change the power steering fluid using a turkey baster. (1) I was wondering how much power steering fluid I need for my car? the user ...
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After putting on new winter tires, my steering is weak/light

I just had new winter tires put on my 2003 Honda Civic 4-door LX. The steering has been affected. The steering now feels "weak" or "light" or "loose". Meaning I now have to turn the wheel further to ...
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Power Steering Only Works on Left Turns

I just bought a restoration project, and I'm having trouble diagnosing a problem with the car. It's a 1963 1/2 Ford Galaxie with a 289. It has power steering, which works, but only when you turn the ...
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Loosening stuck power steering hoses

I'm trying to replace the power steering hose in a 2005 Honda Odyssey. It doesn't seem like it would be too difficult a job except for removing the line from the steering box. I've got a Craftsman ...
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Bypass power steering pump?

Has anyone successfully deleted lines or looped high pressure side back into power steering pump to starve leaking rack and pinion while lubing pump spindle? Thank you in advance.
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Is this reservoir for power steering fluid? (1989 Fleetwood Southwind Motorhome)

Low-speed steering on this RV causes a loud squeal, presumably a slipping belt. I am trying to find check the level of the power steering fluid. I found this unmarked reservoir in the forward ...
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Power steering fluid started to leak after changing it

I have a Hyundai Elantra 2002 and changed its power steering fluid with a turkey baster. Four days after changing the power steering fluid and running 1000 miles I noticed that the power steering ...
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Is a power steering flush likely to be necessary at 60k miles?

I was recently sold a power steering flush on a 2010 Civic with 60k miles. Cost: $150. They said the fluid was 'filthy'. I've since read that P/S fluid should last much longer than this, If it was ...
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will running my 89 accord without power steering fluid burn out my pump?

The guy I bought my car from rearended somebody and since was leaking power steering fluid so he drained it. Will that burn out the pump
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Do power steering hoses just burst randomly or is it usually caused by installation error?

Power steering pump went out 10 months ago. Took it to Pep Boys where they replaced it. Today, while driving, the power steering goes out again.... It was explained to me at Pep Boys that the power ...
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Is it OK to not fix a power steering rack leak?

I have a 97 Honda Accord with 122K miles on it. Recently, if I drive over bumpy roads, I'll sometimes feel vibrations seemingly from the underside of the car, almost as if something might be loose. ...
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Squeaky steering?

Before going off to college, I had my car carefully inspected by a trusted mechanic whom I asked to inform me of any major problems. That is to say, the car has none now. However, I just noticed ...
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Will power-steering while stationary cause greater tire and steering wear?

I learned to drive in small cars with no power steering. As such, I have a good feel for how much more effort is required to move the steering when stationary, as compared to moving. The ability to ...
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Testing a used car: steering is not 100% light

A very newbie driver here. The only car that I tried was the car I used in the driving lessons. It was a Golf 2013. Today, I tried the first car and it is a Mercedes Benz C200 (it has power steering). ...
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Can I use Dexron III H for power transmission requiring Dexron IID/III?

I've got a Freelander 1999 2.0L DI. I need to top up some power steering fluid. In the manual it says to use Dexron IID or Dexron III. I'm wondering whether I can use Dexron III H (e.g. Castrol ATF ...
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How to find source of power steering fluid leak?

How do I pinpoint a power steering fluid leak without replacing everything? fluid leaks out completely if filled up. I am not sure if i am skilled enough to do job myself or if its too dangerous. if ...
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Intermittently loss power steering on low RPM

My 2000 Model 323f Mazda AT, 1.6L suddenly has problem on power steering. Yesterday morning, I started the engine and after half a minute started driving slowly. While backing and doing the curves, ...
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Rack and pinion replacement alternatives

I noticed a (pretty slow for now) power steering fluid leak on my Mazda 6. During regular maintenance at my dealership I asked them to take a look and they told me that that entire rack and pinion ...
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Honda Civic 1997 steering fluid leak

I bought my -97 Civic two weeks ago. After a week of driving, the power steering started to screech whenever I turned the wheels while the engine was cold (with warm engine the eerie screeching sound ...
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What are the advantages of electric and hydraulic power steering?

I don't know if I should get electric or hydraulic (where you put the fluid in) power steering... What's the difference between the two in terms of how they work? Is one more efficient at steering ...
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Power steering doesn't turn on until gas pedal is depressed

Ford Fiesta 2003. I was told recently during a service that my power steering pump was leaking. I took it into the garage, they replaced it and the belt, steering was much smoother, but in doing so ...