Questions tagged [power-steering]

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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Leaking Power Steering Rack

The Honda dealership service department advised the power steering rack was leaking badly on my 2008 Honda CRV. It has 103,000 miles on it. Honda advised on a scale of 1 - 10, the leak was a 7. I ...
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Can I turn the steering wheel in Honda Civic 2017 (No Honda Sending) by sending commands via CAN bus (OBD ii port)?

I want to turn steering wheel my 2017 Honda Civic LX (without Honda Sensing) by sending commands via CAN bus (OBD ii port), My car has Electronic power steering. I am doing this because I need to some ...
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No power steering.

I have a 97 CRV that has a bad leak in the power steering on the rack and pinion. I have taken the belt off the pump. How long can I drive it this way?
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Differences between these power steering pressure hose options?

These are 2 results from a search for es300 power steering pressure hose - on the same site, and by the same manufacturer. CARQUEST Power Steering 16MM Banjo x 16MM Female O-Ring CARQUEST Power ...
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Does regular Stop Leak fluid work in Asian vehicles such as ES 300?

For my 1997 Lexus ES300, the power steering fluid I'm using is Prestone AS269 which is specifically marked as suitable for Asian manufactured vehicles including Lexus. Prestone also sells AS263 ...
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Diagnosing the leak location in a power steering system

My 1997 Lexus ES300 has recently sprung a leak in the power steering system, and the mechanic who diagnosed it only said it could be in either the pump or the hose, and replacing both would be around $...
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Noisy steering after pwr steering leak fixed

I had a power steering leak for six months in my 2007 Honda Odyssey. Fixed the leak, but now, when I turn corners, sometimes, I hear a creaking/crunching sound coming from under the car from the ...
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WRX Power Steering Engine Light

I replaced my power steering pump in my 2006 WRX but it's playing up for some reason. The power steering reservoir is boiling when the car is on, and the steering wheel is incredibly hard to move ...
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Power Steering Fluid Leaking from some kind of ECU controlled actuator

I've got a 99 Nissan Almera 1.6L MTX ( European version of the Sentra ) and I've noticed that occasionally power steering fluid ( ATF ) will leak / squirt out from this thing: First of all, I'm not ...
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Power steering squeeling

I have a 65 Chevy truck with 350 engine. New power steering pump and new belt but it squeals really loud for 1 to 2 minutes every time I start it. Pump fluid is at cold temp level. When I put pump on ...
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GM power steering fluid — what kind do I need?

I have a 2007 Pontiac G6 (3.5L V6) that needs power steering fluid. However, I do not know what type is compatible with my vehicle. My manual simply says: GM Power Steering Fluid (GM Part No. U.S....
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Oil leak, weird engine noise, power steering cuts in and out [MX-5 Mk1 1997]

Last time I drove my car, it was making an odd whirring/quacking sound, mainly in lower gears and when I turned. The power steering was cutting out for a fraction of a second at a time, while making ...
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Power Steering Failure on 2008 Ford Taurus

2008 Ford Taurus SE, 123K miles Symptoms Hard to turn – seems to be left of center (get to left of center, harder to turn left; hard to turn right until you break right of center). No leaks ...
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Oil Treatment made Nissan Altima harder to use steering wheel

The weirdest thing happened to my 2001 Nissan Altima. I was changing the oil and afterward, I put in oil treatment into the engine - and when I started to drive, the power steering started to make the ...
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Can a belt burn without squeeling?

Just yesterday I replaced all of the drive belts on my 1998 Kia sportage because they were old. Now when I start my car I get a little bit of a burning smell, but there is no squealing noise ...
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Can a check engine light be connected to power steering? (Hyundai Getz 1.1 Gsi 2007)

THE HISTORY 1.Intermittent CEL light seemingly triggered by roundabouts and/or wet weather 2. Mechanics could not reproduce 3. Codes PO300 and Po303 4. Could feel the misfires INTERIM EVENT Heard ...
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2013 accord - sudden power steering failure while driving. Error code 71-01

I experienced something very frightening yesterday with my 2013 honda accord v6. While driving about 40mph in a straight line I suddenly lost power steering. I had the EPS light show on my dash. I ...
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Power steering fluid looks orange

My 1996 Impreza has a power steering pump leak that I have been nursing along by adding fluid maybe twice a month. Got car back from shop yesterday and drove today just 12 miles or so and pump was ...
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Smart ForFour power steering problem

The power steering of my 2005 Smart ForFour doesn't start immediately when I start the car. I first have to turn the wheel left and right a few times. Then I hear the soft click sound of a relay at ...
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2007 fusion power stering hose keeps rupturing

I have a 2007 ford fusion and the power steering hose burst off. My husband fixed it easily by getting a new clamp, but then the other one actually ruptured. He went and bought a new hose and ...
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Power steering out after driving through deep puddle

When I was driving to work today in my Mazda B3000 truck when I went through a rather deep puddle of water. Immediately my battery indicator went on and it was very difficult to steer, as if my power ...
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VW 2012 Jetta Sportwagon 2.0L TDI clunk in stearing wheel

I have a VW 2012 Jetta Sportwagon 2.0L TDI and have been dealing with a strange clunk/pop in the steering wheel. Have been to the dealership about this matter twice. The first response from the dealer ...
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Does Lexus RX 400h/450h have electric power steering?

I wonder whether both Lexus RX 400h and 450h have electric power steering (EPS) or classical old hydraulic power steering. Can anyone point confirm and point to a part number? In case 400h has EPS is ...
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Correct power steering hose replacement

Right now I am replacing my Power steering hose pressure line on my 02 Honda Odyssey. The reason I'm doing this is because I use the wrong seal on the return line fitting. The seal was too big and I ...
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Genuine Honda power steering fluid…do I have to use this?

I have a 2003 Honda Accord (V6). I've read in the manual that I need to use Genuine Honda power steering fluid. Is this a must or can I use any power steering fluid. The Honda one has a reddish/pink ...
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Shaking steering wheel while turning, squealing. Power steering?

My steering wheel is shaking when I turn. It seems like the power steering is kicking in sporadically. I only notice it when I'm going slow, and turning sharp (e.g. backing out of my driveway each ...
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Pressure build up in power steering reservoir

Power steering fluid being forced out of the pump shaft seal -- pressure build up in reservoir. The vehicle is a 93 Jeep Grand Cherokee. I am replacing the pump. Should I expect a pressure build up in ...
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1980-95 Ford Truck Power Steering hose seals

When changing the power steering hoses on my Ford truck power steering, the new hoses come with a wide teflon seal pre-installed on both ends. These are one time non-reusable seals, so if you ...
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Power Steering Service

VW seems to suggest that the synthetic mineral oil type (i.e., Pentosin CHF-11S or CHF-202) power steering fluid they use in the Mk4 Jetta (and maybe other cars, but those are the ones I know about) ...
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Coolant and Power Steering Leak

1997 Jeep Cherokee here. I drove 120 miles and when I arrived at my destination the power steering and coolant were empty. The wheel was very hard to turn. I refilled the coolant and power steering,...
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Hard to steer when really cold - ~20 to 30 degrees

Its a 2004 Toyota Sienna van 6 cyl in great condition. Belt is not loose and the fluid is full. When it warms up it's, about great 15 minutes. I'm guessing the pump. However, I do have a seized tie ...
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What can possibly cause an EPS malfunction?

I am the owner of a Hyundai i20, 2011 model. Yesterday morning, when I started the car, the EPS light stayed on even after the car was turned on. The steering was stiff and being used to power ...
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How would you stop if the ignition switch failed while driving?

A link posted in this answer describes a potential engineering flaw in GM ignition switches that can result in a car losing power while driving, and accidents where airbags do not deploy. I drive a ...
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serpentine belt or alternator or battery? car keeps dying?

So I had a leak in my power steering pump and all the fluid was leaking on/near my serpentine belt and my alternator (Acura tsx 2006). I changed the seals on my ps pump and it stopped leaking. Now I'm ...
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Is it a problem to use synthetic ATF as power steering fluid on the Land Rover LR3?

The power steering fluid on my LR3 is brown and muddy, so it needs to be renewed. My local dealership reckons its power steering fluid should retail at around 167 cola cans per liter. I have access ...
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2008 impala noisy power steering pump

I have had a noisy power steering pump each of the last three years in cold weather on my 2008 Impala. It has been replaced twice, and is now noisy again. My mechanic is stumped. What else can be ...
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Tacoma Power Steering Pump

I have a 2006 Toyota Tacoma. Real nice truck-bought it new. Seldom any problems or repairs. It has 96,000 miles-very well maintained. A month ago, I had a "mechanic" replace my belt. I picked ...
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electric power steering: wheel centering significance?

I've heard that centering the steering wheel after adjusting the toe is "critical" on cars with electrically-assisted steering. The reason given was, 'because sensors'. Can anyone confirm/refute ...
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Location of Fiat Panda electric power steering fuse

A friend of mine has a 2006 Fiat Panda. As these cars are wont to do, the electric power steering has malfunctioned. So, what we want to do is completely disable the power steering so that the long ...
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LIncoln Continental Power Steering Leak

I have a Bad power steering leak and want to replace the pump but can't get to the fitting without removing the a/c compressor to check size. What is the flare nut fitting size for the high pressure ...
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When do you top up steering fluid on a 1997 BMW 318ti Coupe?

I have a 1997 BMW 318ti. I'm concerned my power steering fluid is low and am curious about when I would want to top it off. Is there a certain amount of mileage where I should check it? Do I check ...
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Is there a way to use a power steering hose assembly with wrong fittings?

Let me first state that I'm in Australia. My 1995 Subaru Impreza has leaky power steering hoses. The story of how I obtained my replacement part goes like this: I went to my local dealership to ...
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Can a loose serpentine belt damage my power steering

I'm asking about someone else's vehicle, so I don't know the normal details. It's a mini van. Probably 8 to 10 years old. It might be an Aerostar. An alternator was installed by a guy in a parking ...
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My Power Steering Doesn't Work All the Time

My power steering is fine when I start the car in the morning and drive for some distance, then after awhile it'll get tighter and finally becomes like a non-powersteering car. When I take a full turn ...
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Changing fluids (power steering and rear differential): when and why

A few months ago I've bought a 2009 Honda CR-V and took it to the official dealer for a check. They told me that some fluids (power steering, brake and rear differential) are "dis-color" and need to ...
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Repairing broken power steering pump mounts

I replaced the power steering pump in my Mercedes and after Two days the mounts which are attached to what looks like the engine broke off. Not the mounts on the pump. What is the best way to fix ...
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Problems turning left in a 2002 Chevy Silverado

In my 2002 Chevy Silverado (Z71, 4WD), turning left seems significantly more difficult than turning right, the latter of which poses no issues. According to the mechanic, I have the following issues (...
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Asking a question about power steering pump

I have a 2004 Ford Taurus, one of the power steering pump hoses is not on, Can you drive it like that or not?
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Corsa C electric power steering ECU 12V power polarity

I need to know the power polarity of Corsa C Electric Power Steering ECU 12V power connector. I suppose the power is the right connector in following photo (it has 2 flat pins vertically aligned): If ...
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power steering fluid is being pushed out of the top of my resevior [duplicate]

Power steering fluid is being pushed out of the top of my reservoir of my 98 Honda accord and I don't know what is causing it. I'm going through a bottle a week can anyone help me with this?