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.

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
1
vote
1answer
71 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
79 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
2k views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
69 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
27 views

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 ...
1
vote
2answers
19k views

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....
0
votes
0answers
30 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
13 views

Chevy S10 pickup power steering

Is Mercon V ATF compatible for use in a Chevrolet S10 power steering pump reservoir?
1
vote
0answers
209 views

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 ...
2
votes
2answers
36 views

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....
2
votes
1answer
99 views

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. ...
0
votes
0answers
513 views

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? ...
1
vote
0answers
490 views

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 ...
1
vote
2answers
2k views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
9k views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
50 views

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 ...
2
votes
3answers
12k views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
52 views

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. ...
7
votes
3answers
62k views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
17 views

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 ...
4
votes
1answer
123 views

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 ...
4
votes
6answers
16k views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
1k views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
40 views

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 ...
4
votes
7answers
50k views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
98 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
169 views

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 ...
4
votes
3answers
68k views

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 (...
1
vote
1answer
1k views

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, ...
4
votes
1answer
10k views

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 ...
4
votes
3answers
10k views

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 ...
2
votes
0answers
3k views

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 ...
4
votes
2answers
8k views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
54 views

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 ...
9
votes
2answers
28k views

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 ...
9
votes
3answers
12k views

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 ...
3
votes
3answers
4k views

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 ...
2
votes
0answers
100 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
85 views

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 ...
3
votes
2answers
2k views

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 ...
1
vote
2answers
309 views

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 ...
2
votes
0answers
32 views

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.
0
votes
1answer
2k views

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 ...
3
votes
2answers
2k views

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 ...
7
votes
3answers
12k views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
377 views

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 ...
7
votes
1answer
37k views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
560 views

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 ...
1
vote
2answers
153 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
292 views

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 ...