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If the power steering disabled, can driving without power steering fluid still cause damage to the pump?

I know the pump may be damaged if attempting to use the power steering without fluid. However, what if the power steering is disabled by removing the corresponding fuse below the steering wheel? ...
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Honda Pilot getting air in power steering system

2008 Honda Pilot, started getting a grinding/whining noise two weeks ago; traced it to the power steering pump. The noise only starts up after a few minutes of driving - it makes no noise when the ...
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What is the correct Power Steering Fluid for a 2001 Jeep Cherokee XJ?

What is the correct Power Steering Fluid for a 2001 Jeep Cherokee XJ? I called a Jeep Chrysler dealership, and they said to not to use an ATF +4. Then I went to another Jeep Chrysler dealership, and ...
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Replacing steering fluid

Just a quick question to ensure that everything is correct: On my 2009 Opel Astra I want to do a preemptive steering fluid replacement as the original fluid is quite old and is becoming dark. At the ...
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Does power steering fluid go bad quickly?

I've always heard that brake fluid goes bad real fast (IIRC, it absorbs the moisture in the air). What about power steering fluid? Can you buy a large container and use it over the years? Or, like ...
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Prestone Power Steering with Stop Leak fluid for 2001 Jeep Cherokee XJ?

Is Prestone Power Steering Fluid with Stop Leak compatible with a 2001 Jeep Cherokee XJ? Note that I'm not expecting much from "Stop Leak", but unless it harms things, it doesn't cost any extra. Any ...
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Steering wheel becomes stiff intermittently

The steering wheel of my 2011 Maxima SV becomes stiff intermittently while driving. Sometimes it is smooth but usually it is stiff and hard to turn. The steering pump was replaced about 6 months but ...
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Do cars have a specific brake and power steering fluid or are they universal?

I am servicing my standard hyundai coupe 2006. Things like the engine oil, air filter and coolant have to be the specific ones for your car. However what about power steering and brake fluid, I can'...
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Water in power steering fluid

My power steering is making noise when turning, checked the fluid and it is a milky color. Was told that it has water in it. Should I do a flush and replace? Can I drive it this way?
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Changing PS fluid on 2006 Honda Pilot

I have a 2006 Honda Pilot in need of power steering fluid change. I do not know the type of power steering fluid in there currently. I've purchased a synthetic. Is it OK to mix power steering fluids ...
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Power Steering Pump Leak…Wrong Fluid Used

I recently had to have the engine replaced in my '05 Toyota 4Runner. I got it back about 4 weeks ago and about a week ago I discovered a leak at my Power steering pump. When the engine is running the ...