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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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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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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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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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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Sqealing 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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Whining noise in the area of the Power Steering pump

Whining noise in area of power steering pump. Replace or flush? It's a 2008. Probably never been changed. Bought used.
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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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Can steering be electrically controlled? [closed]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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I changed power steering fluid and it keeps making noise and is bubbles

I am trying my first time to flush the power steering fluid on my 2003 Infinity Q45. This is the procedure I have followed: Disconnect return hose to the power steering fluid tank. Drain power ...
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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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2008 Mazda 3 Power Steering Malfunction ligh

So I have a 08 Mazda 3 and I had the power steering malfunction light come on. So I had a mechanic take a look and after reading around, I found it may be the electric pump that is in the Mazda 3. ...
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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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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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What happens when the power steering pump goes out?

On a vehicle with power steering, what happens when the power steering goes out while driving? Obviously, it's best to repair the failing power steering component before this happens. Does steering ...
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Power steering seems to be coming out of its reservoir from the top. Whats wrong?

I have a 2003 Honda Accord and I thought I had a leak in my power steering because of the whining noise and low fluid. I filled it back up but it kept falling out. I checked where my car is parked and ...
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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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What is causing this peculiar steering noise and vibration?

I have a 2008 Toyota Sienna LE and it is exhibiting an odd sound in the steering. The sound only happens after the vehicle has been driven at least 10 minutes. I started cold and idled for 20 minutes,...
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What causes power steering “moaning cow” sound?

( This may be a duplicate – but I did a search and "moaning cow" didn't come up ;-) I have a 2001 VW Golf. I just had a lot of work done on it and they "topped off" the power steering fluid because I ...
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Alternator health check

My car (Fiat Grande Punto MY2008) has been having an occassional battery light and failure of the power steering. Perhaps once in every 10-15 startups, and is resolved by restarting the car. The car ...
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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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2009 Honda Ridgeline power steering problem

My 2009 Honda Ridgeline has been making weird whirring noises when turning . The noises have been coming from the power steering. Should I get the power steering fixed right away, or will it last a ...
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07 Camry power steering pump is weak and make noise

I have 2007 camry. The power steering pump is making noise and it become weak. My question is the repairing kit does it work in noise case? I saw the kit come with seals, so I thought it will fix the ...
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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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Where is the power steering leak coming from

I have a 2002 hydundai Santa Fe so last Friday my car was doing fine no problem turning or nothing didn't go no where Saturday but Sunday when I went down the road I realized it was kinda hard to turn ...
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Chevy S10 pickup power steering

Is Mercon V ATF compatible for use in a Chevrolet S10 power steering pump reservoir?
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2018 Elantra EPS steering wheel noise

I have recently noticed a whining noise coming from the steering wheel of my 2018 Elantra. I'm not sure what's causing the noise, and it usually occurs while driving at low speed, especially while ...
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More steering needed for angle

Today I found my Corsa C 2002 suddenly needs more steering to make angles. A left or right turn would normally take a about 90 deg angle on my steer. But now it needs more than 180 to do this manouvre....
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Why Does Power Steering Fluid Go Low?

I am a noob in automotive mechanics (but very eager to learn). I have a 2010 Honda CRV. The user's manual recommends adding power steering fluid to keep the level between the MIN and MAX level marks. ...
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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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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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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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Mazda 3 speedometer not functioning

I have a 2004 Mazda 3 manual transmission that I purchased recently. The speedometer and of course the odometer are not functioning. I have checked to see if I would be able to replace a vehicle speed ...
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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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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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Honda Accord 2013 steering

The power steering is not working well,I mean the steering is very hard to turn. The steering is electrical what can I do to make it easier to turn. When you are on mottion it's soft,but when you ...

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