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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Steering tight and orange fluid on ground after failure to start

This morning, my car wouldn't start so a friend of mine and I tried to push start it, with no luck. We got around a corner in my neighborhood and fortunately found someone who could jump it. ...
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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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When I drive my car through a puddle the power steering goes out

1996 Toyota Camry. I can't drive in the rain because when I do the power steering goes out. Any ideas of what might be the problem? No mechanic has been able to tell me what is going on.
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Replacing the power steering hose(s)

On my 92 Ford Explorer I have a terrible power steering fluid leak. If someone turns the whee all the way left or right RIGHT before it hits the turn lock, fluid starts squirting out of one of the ...
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2002 Ford Escape creaky steering (correlates to AC)?

2002 Ford Escape 3.0 XLT, 87,000 miles. Just started getting hot here so I've started using the AC, and consequently noticed the steering gets creaky like a rusty door. Off and on though, comes ...
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Can hydraulic power steering be damaged if fully turning the steering wheel to the left or to the right? [duplicate]

I have noticed that on many cars using hydraulic power steering, if you fully turn the steering wheel to the left or to the right, you hear a sound coming from somewhere in the hydraulic power ...
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My 98 Honda CRV power steering gets heavy after driving for a few minutes

The weird thing is, though, that if I shut off the car and start it back up (even just 5 minutes later), everything goes back to normal for a while. But once I am driving for say 10 - 15 minutes or ...
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Citroen C4 Picasso - Whining noise when turning steering wheel

When turning the steering wheel on my Citroen C4 Picasso (64 plate), the front end generates a "whining noise". This noise happens regardless of whether the car is moving or not. It happens when the ...
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Can steering be electrically controlled?

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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Power Steering Failure - caused by cold? which fluid?

My power steering became very creaky, all of a sudden one cold, foggy night. The next morning, my power steering fluid was half the maximum level. By night, it was all empty. Clearly I have a leak. ...
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Will mixing multiple types of automatic transmission fluid in a power steering system cause problems?

A few months ago I noticed that my power steering fluid was a little low. My owner's manual stated that automatic transmission fluid should be used, so I went out and bought a quart of cheap ATF and ...
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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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Is this reservoir for power steering fluid? (1989 Fleetwood Southwind Motorhome)

Low-speed steering on this RV causes a loud squeal, presumably a slipping belt. I am trying to find check the level of the power steering fluid. I found this unmarked reservoir in the forward ...
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Is a power steering flush likely to be necessary at 60k miles?

I was recently sold a power steering flush on a 2010 Civic with 60k miles. Cost: $150. They said the fluid was 'filthy'. I've since read that P/S fluid should last much longer than this, If it was ...
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will running my 89 accord without power steering fluid burn out my pump?

The guy I bought my car from rearended somebody and since was leaking power steering fluid so he drained it. Will that burn out the pump
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Squeaky steering?

Before going off to college, I had my car carefully inspected by a trusted mechanic whom I asked to inform me of any major problems. That is to say, the car has none now. However, I just noticed (don'...
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Testing a used car: steering is not 100% light

A very newbie driver here. The only car that I tried was the car I used in the driving lessons. It was a Golf 2013. Today, I tried the first car and it is a Mercedes Benz C200 (it has power steering). ...
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Can I use Dexron III H for power transmission requiring Dexron IID/III?

I've got a Freelander 1999 2.0L DI. I need to top up some power steering fluid. In the manual it says to use Dexron IID or Dexron III. I'm wondering whether I can use Dexron III H (e.g. Castrol ATF ...
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How to find source of power steering fluid leak?

How do I pinpoint a power steering fluid leak without replacing everything? fluid leaks out completely if filled up. I am not sure if i am skilled enough to do job myself or if its too dangerous. if ...
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Intermittently loss power steering on low RPM

My 2000 Model 323f Mazda AT, 1.6L suddenly has problem on power steering. Yesterday morning, I started the engine and after half a minute started driving slowly. While backing and doing the curves, ...
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Rack and pinion replacement alternatives

I noticed a (pretty slow for now) power steering fluid leak on my Mazda 6. During regular maintenance at my dealership I asked them to take a look and they told me that that entire rack and pinion ...
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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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2001 Hyundai Santa Fe power steering leak

Where is the power steering return hose on a Hyundai Santa Fe? Is there a diagram somewhere that shows how it is run?
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1993 Mercedes 300e should there be movement in my power streering pulley?

Been hearing a sound coming from the car. I thought maybe water pump as I had changed it once before. What happens is when I start car it begins to smoke up front and I hear a scheeking sound. I tried ...
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Fluid Leak Near The Power Steering Pump

When I took my 99 Nissan Almera in for a pre inspection check and they put it up on the lift one thing we saw was a redish fluid leak from the steering column area. They indicated to me that it was ...
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What Power Steering Fluid to use with a 99 Nissan Almera?

What power steering fluid should be used with a 1999 N15 Nissan Almera GX 1.6L GA16DE engine? I've read that many modern vehicles can't use ATF and need specific fluids specified by the manufacturer. ...
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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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2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee — quiet whine from steering wheel — what's causing it?

I have a 2014 Grand Cherokee Laredo. There is a very low high pitched whine that comes from the steering wheel. If I turn the wheel two inches to the right or left, the whine goes quiet. If I let go ...
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Replace shaft seal in power steering pump [closed]

I want to replace the shaft seal (4th element on the schematic) in my power steering pump. My question is: How do I remove triangular element of power steering pump? Thanks.
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Power steering seems to cutout whilst stationary.

Ford focus 2009 (UK) Power steering seems to cutout whilst stationary and kick back in when moving. Is this normal. Power fluid is black/dirty. Garage changed fluid but only 'sucked out reservoir and ...
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Can I break power steering by turning too far

Will I damage power steering in a 2008 Camry XLE if I routinely turn the steering wheel to its limits, i.e. where it will not move further?
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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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Mercedes Benz ML320 Faulty Power Steering whine?

Just recently replaced MAF sensor to fix fuel mix problem. Works great, but now a new problem. It now whines like it's low on power steering, but it's slap full?! I have 0 clue where to even begin to ...
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what is exactly steering feedback?

I have heard people say that cars with HPS and Non PS have nice steering feedback while the other cars with EPS steering's have vague feeling and has no feedback at all.I have driven few cars, A fiat ...
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Adjust sector shaft on newly installed steering gear box?

I replaced the steering gear box on my 2004 E250 with a remanufactured one. I'm still getting play in the steering wheel, about an inch as measured by the circumference of the wheel. I took a look ...
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Losing power steering fluid 2011 Honda Accord 4cyl

Car is losing power steering fluid very slowly. Months go by before it needs to be topped of again. No apparent leak, no noise, no foam in fluid.
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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 pulley wheel

The diameter of the original power steering pump pulley wheel on my 2004 Mercedes ML 350 is approximately 110 mm. The diameter of many replacements is 130 mm. Will the original serpentine belt still ...
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Broke one of the two power steering pump brackets/anchors

Vehicle: Toyota Tacoma 2007 V6 4L While I was taking my power steering pump out, I manager to brake one of the two brackets (or anchors) that attach it to the main body of the engine. It is an SOL ...
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2003 Honda Accord V6 - steering sounds

When I turn the steering wheel more than 30 degrees one way or the other, I start to hear a zzzzhhhhhh sound. What could be causing the sound? How would I go about diagnosing what is causing the ...
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Accidentally put regular PS fluid instead of DEXRON-III

Vehicle: Toyota Tacoma 2007 V6 4WD 4L I accidentally (ignorantly) put regular power steering fluid in the reservoir after needing to take the pump out but I took it out again and drained the ...
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2005 Town & Country Power Steering Hose Repair [closed]

I just got my power steering hose replaced. I'm faithful to this shop but I'm a little currious about this last repair. I was charged $42 for inspection, $62 for the hose, and $127 to do the repair. ...
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Compare repair quotes [closed]

My car: Toyota Camry 1994 LE, 4 cyl, 4 door sedan, automatic 127000 miles. It failed the MD state inspection and following repairs are required. Power steering belt. Power steering pump leak. Power ...
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Remove stuck steering gearbox mounting bolt?

I'm removing the steering gearbox from my 2004 E-250. I'm trying to remove the gearbox from the frame, but one of the three bolts that mount it to the frame is stuck. I've managed to get the bolt ...
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Steering very difficult on 1996 Taurus

I'm trying to help a friend diagnose/fix a problem with the steering on his 1996 Taurus wagon. When the vehicle is not moving, turning the steering wheel is extremely difficult, even moreso than if ...
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My Mazda 626 is loosing power steering; however, it is NOT leaking under car… What's wrong?

My Mazda 626 is loosing power steering; however, it is NOT leaking under car. What's wrong? I am not a mechanic; I'm puzzled why I'm loosing power steering fluid; however, it is not visibly leaking! ...
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2003 Ford Escort ZX2 has creaky steering

It doesn't squeal. It creaks in a constant, staccato fashion while I make right turns at low speeds. What could this be?
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Automatic trasmission gear lock when accelerating

For awhile now since getting my first car (and only driving Automatic transmissions) I've had plenty of experiences where when making a turn out of a parking lot with my wheels turned a bit too much, ...
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Why is my 2005 Volvo S60 losing its power steering fluid?

Last year, I bought a 2005 Volvo S60 for my wife to drive to her job. The car had 103,000 miles on the clock, so a few weeks ago, I installed a new timing belt, tensioner, idle pulley, and water pump....
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Car electronics [closed]

I am developing system and I have this converter: Picture And I need to connect this to car electronic. Where is the best spot to connect this? Can you post a picture to show me the wires.