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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EPS light illuminates on 2012 Accent

The EPS light came on last Saturday and the power steering stopped working, after leaving it for a short time re started the car and light was off and steering working normally. About half hour later ...
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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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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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Power steering works normally to one side, but hard to the other

My Ford Mondeo was leaking from the steering rack. So it was repaired by a steering specialist. After about 1,000 kms it steers smoothly to right but when turning towards the left it feels like there ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Power steering went out and temperature gauge running hot

We have a 2016 Jeep Compass. The temperature gauge goes all the way to H and the power steering went out. We put power steering fluid in but it's still really hard to turn.
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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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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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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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Implications of a Leaking Power Steering Pump

If the power steering pump on my vehicle has a slow leak, what are the implications? Is it a safety hazard? Will it cause the failure, catastrophic or other wise of itself or other parts?
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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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Steering wheel locks up after screeching noise and air bubbles in power steering reservoir

This morning my 2004 Hyundai Santa Fe started screaming and the wheel locked up. I turned the car off then back on, and it was fine. Drove it home and parked it, and when I drove it again, the wheel ...
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Power Steering non functional at idle

Replaced a leaking power steering pump in my 99 Nissan Maxima about a month and a half ago. Bought the new pump from NAPA, used NAPA branded power steering fluid. My buddy and I switched out the pump, ...
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Squealing and chirp noise

My Renault Megane scenic 1.4 has a squeaky and chirp sound and it also drips power steering fluid under the car on the floor it's visible. The cambelt also have a 2cm Crack on the edge of the belt. I ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Electrical problem with a Toyota vitz 2009 automatic transmission

i have been having these issues with my car lately i will try to explain them as best as i can here are all the problems listed: the indicator lights work but disappears as soon as i put my feet on ...
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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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Hyundai i10 EPS error

I was driving my 2008 Hyundai i10 (1.1-litre IRDE) when suddenly the steering became very hard and the EPS warning light turned on. Later I realized that the tachometer had also conked out. I ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Massey Ferguson 240 steering wheel spins without moving the tires

I have a problem with the power steering in my Massey Ferguson 240 tractor, it was really hard to move the steering for the last couple of weeks so I stopped using the tractor to avoid causing any ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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