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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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Steering wheel feels loose without any play

I was driving a car and took a sharp bend ( about 80° ) around 40kmph. Suddenly the steering wheel over steered. It was like some external force pushed the rack. Since I was driving slow I was able to ...
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Power steering tightening up

Why is My 2000 Toyota Camry's steering is tightening, fluid is full and pump not making sounds.
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Can Dexron IID ATF be used in place of Dexron II ATF?

My vehicle manual states I must use Dexron II ATF fluid for my power steering. When I shop around, I often find Dexron IID ATF locally. Can I use this, or must I find something without the D after the ...
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Steering wheel cracking like old ship

I have a 2007 ford fiesta. I had the steering gear replaced. The power steering is somewhat better but still there is this cracking noise when turning the wheel when stationary. Link with the noise. ...
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Self Applying Brake Pedal after Rebuilding Hydroboost - 2003 Hummer H2

Took the hydroboost apart and replaced the seals with a rebuild kit to get rid of a leak. Put everything back together and reinstalled it in the car. When turning on the engine, and bleeding the air ...
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Steering twitch?

On a test drive of a 2016 Chevy Cruze, the steering wheel seemed to be ... 'twitching'. Just little jumps. We were going ~40 mph on a straight, smooth, road. There was no pulling, or any other ...
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What happens in an EPS false positive?

I was wondering, what will happen if for whatever reason the electric power steering system gets a false positive, worst case scenario - at high speed? I suppose the same question holds valid for ...
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Power Steering Fluid Flush

I have a Nissan Almera 2006, the recommended power steering fluid is Dextron III or equivalent as per service manual. The power steering fluid I had in the system was red in colour, I'm pretty sure it ...
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Is it time to replace the battery?

When I let my car idle over the night the battery voltage is around 12.2v and after running it's around 12.5v, and charging voltage is around 14-14.2v, i thought the monoblock amp which i connected ...
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Making power steering lighter

I have a friend that suffers from bad arthritis who is struggling with the effort to turn the steering wheel. They drive a small 2004 vehicle but are quite willing to buy a newer car if it will help. ...
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power steering/hydraulic cylinder hose replacement - '95 JD 425

I am attempting to replace a leaky connection between one of the two hoses running from my tractor's power steering cylinder. I was able to remove one of the hoses (assuming inbound), but I was not ...
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Seat Mii: intermittent, now permanent electric power steering fault

One year ago I bought a used Seat Mii. From time to time I had problems with the (electromechanical, not hydraulic) power steering: it would stop working and its red light would come up. Turning off ...
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1991 F150 Power steering failed

i have a 91 f150 xlt lariat, 5.8l. I had to make a hard turn in reverse over a curb. The steering wheel was pulled as far as I could to the right. I got over the curb, but when I did the steering felt ...
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I’ve just brought a Vauxhall Insignia 2012 the steering is not right

I’ve just brought a Vauxhall Insignia 2012 & I’ve got power steering , but when turning full lock it clonks , also when driving the car it seems to pull to the right sometimes , sometimes it’s ...
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H2 Power Steering Leak

2003 Hummer H2: So it looks I got a leak between two places. One between the gearbox housing and the steering column; and another between the housing and pitman arm. I was able to find these leaks by ...
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Still squealing with second new power steering pump and new belt

2009 Subaru Legacy 2.5 EJ253 SOHC engine My power steering pump began to squeal a few months ago and progressively increased in volume. I purchased a new pump and installed it, squealing immediatly ...
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Does Power Steering Fluid Circulate Through Whole System?

Does all power steering fluid eventually move through the whole P/S system? In other words, would a drop of new fluid placed in the reservoir eventually get pulled in to system and circulated around?
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Power steering fluid foam 2004 honda

This is my sons car so I have not been driving it: Power steering fluid under car just under power steering fluid reservoir area. Reservoir fluid level is below bottom fill line. Filled it to top fill ...
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Can power steering groan be caused by load of AC compressor?

Car: BMW 2007 530i (N52 Engine) 210,000KM Details: Single accessory belt for AC, Power Steering, Alternator AC is clutchless variable displacement Tensioner and idler pulley's replaced Problem: ...
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Driving with low power steering fluid

Was topping off my windshield wiper fluid this morning and I noticed that the power steering fluid was under the low marking, will anything happen if I continue driving?
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No power steering and coolant explosion

2008 Subaru WRX (Turbo) I was pulling in to my parking spot and lost power steering looked at gauges and coolant temp was hot then white smoke/vapour from under the hood. Turn car off, pop hood and ...
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Is it safe to drive Ford Fusion 2006 1.6 tdci with broken power steering pump

My power steering pump has failed on mentioned ford model and steering is harder but drivable. Is it safe to drive around 1000 miles with this issue, since I have no time to repair it and have already ...
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Rattling noise from the power steering reservoir

Again, 2006 Honda Civic with R18A engine. I'm hearing a rattling noise from the cabin and I have inspected all the suspension parts. Everything are nice and tight. Ball joints and rack ends also new. ...
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Sucking air in to the power steering system from steering rack shaft seals?

Is it possible to suck air in to the power steering system from steering rack shaft seals? My 2008 Honda Civic is making whining noise and I can see air bubbles in the steering fluid reservoir. I have ...
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What are the Pros and Cons of Center Takeoff vs. End Takeoff Rack and Pinion?

As the title suggests I'm trying to establish the pros and cons of Center takeoff R&P vs End takeoff? Thank you for your time.
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Incomplete steering even after new parts install

I put a new power steering box, power steering pump, and lines on my 98 Dodge Ram 1500 4wd 5.2 truck. It still isn't steering right. When you go to turn the wheel it won't turn all the way one min but ...
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Power steering reservoir filter in 2008 Mazda3?

I did a series of stupid things today and now I have a small piece of loose plastic in my power steering reservoir of my 2008 Mazda3. Could it be pulled into the power steering pump? Here's what ...
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Creaking sound when I turn steering wheel at low speeds

I have a 2006 Jeep Liberty and yesterday I noticed a creaking noise coming from the front end. I am editing my question because I have made more observations. The creaking happens almost anytime I ...
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98 Camry Steering is creaky + rough

What simple diagnostics or simple remedies can be performed to either identify or correct the root cause of the problem. The idea is to try simple / easy diagnostics or remedies first in the hope ...
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Power steering pump not sucking fluid

Just replaced the PS pump in a 05 Yukon Denali with a remanufactured one. During the bleeding process, lock to lock many times with engine off, the resevoir on the pump never seemed to suck down any ...
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2005 Dodge Dakota steering issues

I have a 2005 Dodge Dakota, that starting giving me steering issues a couple weeks ago. The issue being that it is hard to steer and then it is not, during the same turn as it alternates between ...
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Vehicle Steering wobbles during light braking

I recently bought a used Honda Civic. When i bought the vehicle, the tyres were literally bald, the steering used to wobble a lot when driving at higher speeds and braking. Due to this, I got the ...
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steering wheel vibration only when the engine is warm

my car is a 16' BMW 750i (G12) with 26,000 miles on it currently. When I first start the car, there is absolutely zero vibration at all, but I'm starting to get a vibration only through the steering ...
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MOT test failure "fly by wire steering system"

I have an car with a major MOT fault that is. Electronic power steering that is 'fly by wire' has the angle of the steering wheel is inconsistent with the angle of the road wheels (2.6 (b) (i)) I'm ...
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Dodge ram steering hard to turn

I recently bought a 2008 Dodge ram 1500 with a 5.7 v8 hemi in it, the dealer said that they just changed the steering pump, but the steering wheel was still hard to turn, the auto parts store told me ...
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uneven steering effort

('07 Cobalt LS; rack & pinion, with electric power steering.) Lately, I've felt there might be a hitch in the steering, occurring when straightening out after rounding a corner. The effect is ...
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Need Help Designing A Servo Mount To Turn The Steering Wheel on a Nissan Rogue [closed]

I have a 2014 Nissan Rogue with a broken CVT, so rather than trade it in, I want to use it a test bed for some autonomous driving software. It has a good steering angle sensor, and I already captured ...
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Dodge Dakota 2001 power steering pump failed multiple times

A few months ago, the power steering fluic squirted all over my engine compartment, on the underside of hood and smoking on the engine. Mechanic replaced it. A day later, the pump failed while driving,...
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Alternator going out or Power steering.....?

Got a 2009 Honda Accord that's been idling a little rough and shuddering/vibrating. When I turn the steering wheel, RPMs quickly jump from 500 - 1100 and then quick drop down and car sputters like it ...
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Possible causes of rough idle after changing Oxygen sensor...?

Got a 2005 Acura TSX 2.4L that I changed the upsstream Oxygen(Air/Fuel ratio) sensor after the check engine light came on. Since than, the car has never run the same. Engine idles very poorly (...
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Replaced power steering gear box - steering wheel not straight?

So I just replaced my power steering gear box (04 Nissan Xterra). However, now my steering wheel is off-center when the truck is driving straight!? Not a lot, maybe 40-45deg, if that. At a loss of ...
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Power steering gear box - should I grease sector shaft (pitman shaft) seal?

1st gen Nissan Xterras are known for getting a power steering leak from the sector shaft seal (the shaft to which the pitman arm attaches) I'm wondering if it makes sense to lather on grease on the ...
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Power steering leak in 82 GMC truck

I have a 1982 GMC K1500. This junction where the steering column connects to this other part is moist and occasionally drips a reddish fluid. What is this other part called and what is involved in ...
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What direction does Chevy impala power steering flow?

I have a 2008 Chevy impala and I am having trouble understanding how the power steering runs and how the fluid is circled through the pump and back to the rack. I understand there must be a return ...
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Dodge Dakota 2001 motor smoking, pink fluid everywhere

As soon as I got home to my parking lot, go in reverse and then saw the engine was unusually smoking up. I see pink fluid would either be power steering or transmission fluid. I had just got a ...
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Why do some cars use electro-hydraulic steering instead of only electric or only hydraulic steering?

It's well known that the main advantage of the electric steering system is power efficiency and its implications. It is also simpler than the hydraulic system. Why would a car manufacturer choose a ...
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Is is possible to mimic drive by wire on a 1998 Jeep Cherokee using servos and other motors

I have access to a 1998 Cherokee that is being used as a test bed for various learning projects. It's only intended to be driven in a test area .. I believe it will not pass state inspection as is. ...
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2011 ford escape

I lost power steering while driving this morning. It has an electronic power steering system and there is a sensor recall for some vehicles, but not my vin. There is no dash warning light on at all ...
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04 Acura RSX power steering

Does anyone know the tool that helps stop the power steering from moving while tightening the nut??
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2013 Honda Accord 3.5L v6 steering problem

I have for the past few months been having an issue with my 2013 Accord steering. It from time to time while driving and parked will start to turn to the right and or left but mostly to the right by ...
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