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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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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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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Changing Hyundai Elantra power steering fluid

I have a Hyundai Elantra 2002 with 84K miles and would like to change the power steering fluid using a turkey baster. (1) I was wondering how much power steering fluid I need for my car? the user ...
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The steering wheel turns left or right over small bumps

I had my front rotors resurfaced, brake pads changed and some works done on steering wheel pump couple of weeks back. Ever since then, I started noticing a few problems that weren't there before. ...
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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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EPS and GMC steering wheel vibrations

I recently went and got a recall done for my EPS on my 2015 GMC Sierra 1500. When i got it back from the deal I had vibrations in my steering wheel. This recall was a flash update on the software for ...
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Need help now with power steering

My power steering in my 06 lacrosse went out a few months ago. I have continued to drive just harder to turn. A few days ago the car started making a high pitched whining sound. Just wondering if I am ...
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Power Steering Fluid for 1997 BMW 528i?

I'm pretty sure my power steering fluid is low (and may even be leaking). I got the car used and I've been told that this model of BMW doesn't use standard power steering fluid. Does anyone know ...
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Torque Specs for Honda Power Steering High Pressure Fitting

I need the torque specs for connecting the high pressure power steering line to the base of the steering column in my 1998 Accord 6 cyl. This service manual lists the torque specs for the 98-01 6 ...
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Power steering pump problem

I have a 2008 Honda Accord and for some reason pump keep over flowing with bubbles. I tried changing out the o-ring and replacing the fluid, but the new fluid comes out bubbling also. I don't know if ...
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Why would the steering be intermittently very heavy in a 2001 Dodge Caravan?

The steering wheel is very hard to turn immediately after starting the van when the engine is cold. This only happens intermittently (maybe 1 out of 30 times) After a few seconds it becomes easy to ...
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Should I replace bushings or lubricate them?

My car is creaking whenever I turn at slow speeds, and I'm almost certain that its the power steering rack and pinion (and probably sway bar) bushings that's causing the noise. Question: If they are ...
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Why is it hard to turn the wheel left on my 2004 Chevy Suburban?

I know that the power steering makes turning a lot easier. And I know that when it goes out it's a lot more difficult to turn. My power steering works fine when I'm turning right - you can hear the ...
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Power steering noisy and hard to turn UNTIL engine warms up

I have a 1991 Toyota Camry. The Power steering is noisy and hard to turn steering wheel UNTIL engine warms up. Then it is fine. What's happening? I have sucked old old fluid and put in new (...
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Toyota Aygo, power steering

I’ve had my 61 plate Toyota for 6 months, and within them 6 months my power steering has gone 3 times. I took it back to where I bought it, they said the battery wasn’t strong enough to power the car, ...
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Replacing a Ford Focus electric power steering pump

The electric power steering pump in our 2006 Ford Focus 1.8 TDCi 5 Door Hatchback (this is a UK car) has failed and I plan to replace this myself. The part in question looks like this: According to ...
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What's causing no power steering until 5-10 seconds after startup?

I've got a 2014 Toyota Corolla with a power steering system that doesn't kick in until 5-10 seconds after I've started the car. After sitting a few seconds, the power steering goes from nothing to ...
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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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Noisy Power Steering Pump on a Cold Start

I've occasionally noticed that on a cold start the power steering pump will be a bit noisy. I've only noticed it a few times over the past few years, but yesterday I was under the hood right after ...
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Power steering squeak

So I was wondering if someone could help me with this issue . My truck is a 1989 s10 blazer with a 4.3l V6 tbi engine. Yesterday I noticed a constant squeak and whine when I turn the steering . So I ...
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What can cause a steering wheel to end up misaligned, and how to investigate?

Similar problem to Steering wheel “center” different from vehicle “straight”, except: In my case there's no obvious cause, it just happened one day, so the "take it back to the shop" answer isn't an ...
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Do power steering hoses just burst randomly or is it usually caused by installation error?

Power steering pump went out 10 months ago. Took it to Pep Boys where they replaced it. Today, while driving, the power steering goes out again.... It was explained to me at Pep Boys that the power ...
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Power steering pulley broken. Not drivable?

I was looking at a vehicle to buy but the owner said the power steering pulley is broken. Is it still drivable at all? Obviously I will have to fix it but will I be able to drive it home? Is it super ...
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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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Steering wheel stiff

My steering wheel was groaning, especially when making sharp turns, so I mentioned to the mechanic when some other service was being done. He said it was low on fluid and he filled it. After I got ...
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Chatter from steering rack in a specific condition

2008 Audi A4 2.0T. Specific condition is when I back into my driveway, I'm driving down the street, turn the wheel to the left and line the car up. Then shift to reverse and cut the wheels right ...
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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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Power Steering issue

I just had the ac compressor replaced on my 2003 Dodge Durango and now the power steering intermittently is stiff. I was told it needed power steering fluid so I added some but that didn't work.
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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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Power steering fluid started to leak after changing it

I have a Hyundai Elantra 2002 and changed its power steering fluid with a turkey baster. Four days after changing the power steering fluid and running 1000 miles I noticed that the power steering ...
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What are the advantages of electric and hydraulic power steering?

I don't know if I should get electric or hydraulic (where you put the fluid in) power steering... What's the difference between the two in terms of how they work? Is one more efficient at steering ...
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Power Steering Issue/Question

I am the original owner of a 2002 Elantra GLS, with < 50K miles. She is in great shape. However, recently I have had a power steering problem that I can't entirely rule out the steering rack and I ...
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How to repair a leaking power steering system in a 2002 Hyundai Elantra

How can I fix a leaking power steering system on a 2002 Hyundai Elantra myself? Here you can see that the bottom hose is very damp with power steering fluid. The top hose has some wetness near the ...
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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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Crooked steering became straight after tyre rotation

In october last year I bought 4 tires for my car and at same time got the alignment and balancing done. After that the steering wheel angle was a little bit crooked, as the car neither glided to any ...
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Temperature and Steering Leaks

For the last year or so I've noticed air getting into my (03 Accord) PS System as the temperature dropped below freezing. Currently the temperature is way below freezing and the PS leak stopper is ...
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Can the detachment of a drive belt affect the steering rack?

For a year my cars power steering would stop working and the power steering light would come on. When I would pull over to the side of the road and turn my car off and restart it the power steering ...
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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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Can I use Mercon V as power steering fluid?

My manual for my 2001 Ford F-150 (4.6L v8) says that the transmission fluid is "Mercon V". For power steering fluid it lists "Mercon". I can't even find something on the shelf listed as "Mercon". I've ...
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Power steering fluid

How long can I drive my car if power steering fluid is orange? I just noticed it and found out through Google I may have a leak in hose, can't do anything for a couple days, is that bad for my car?
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What colour should power steering fluid be?

Recently started shopping for first car, so want to know as much as possible when going into a sale. Car I looked at recently has a brown dirty colour in the power steering reservoir, but the stuff ...
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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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Can i use ATF for power steering?

Can i use ATF dexron3/mercon in power steering reservoir in my '04 toyota 4runner. owners manual calls for dexron 2 or 3. i don't know what mercon is.
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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 ...
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Car stalling after rack and pinion replacement

I need help. I just had the rack and pinion replaced,it is rebuilt, on my 2001 325i BMW. Now it has a very rough idle and is stalling. Stalls at slow speed or when moving off. I returned to the ...
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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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Is it normal for an AC pump to wait for a second before starting to turn?

I have a diesel Laguna 08. It has been giving a little bit of extra noise from the engine lately. I have noticed the one of the pulleys on the belt does not start like the others when the belt starts ...
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What is the metal brace on this rubber hose? How important is it?

I'm replacing a rubber return power steering hose on my 2004 Honda CRV. I noticed the old one had some kind of metal brace on it. Is this just so it retains the curved shape? The replacement hose I ...