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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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 ...
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Power steering stiff after hybrid cold start at -20C

Today, the outside temperature was -20 degrees Celsius and I forgot to connect the cord for the block heater, cabin heater and 12V battery charger. My 2016 Toyota RAV4 hybrid blinked the "READY" light ...
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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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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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squealing sound turning steering wheel when engine is cold

Squeals when turning steering wheel, only when engine is cold. Fluid has been checked and is full; when warmed up the sound goes away.
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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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Dispute with insurance over broken tooth in power steering drive - do I have a case?

My wife was in an accident around August 22, 2017 in our 2010 RAV4. Another driver hit her from the side in the front right corner. The wheel was bent in. We got the car back around Sept 13th. They ...
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Power steering question

So I ended up driving a few blocks at low speeds without any power steering fluid in the reservoir. It was only 4 turns. Would this dumb mistake have killed the power steering pump or the belt?
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Leaking Power Steering Rack

The Honda dealership service department advised the power steering rack was leaking badly on my 2008 Honda CRV. It has 103,000 miles on it. Honda advised on a scale of 1 - 10, the leak was a 7. I ...
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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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No power steering.

I have a 97 CRV that has a bad leak in the power steering on the rack and pinion. I have taken the belt off the pump. How long can I drive it this way?
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Differences between these power steering pressure hose options?

These are 2 results from a search for es300 power steering pressure hose - on the same site, and by the same manufacturer. CARQUEST Power Steering 16MM Banjo x 16MM Female O-Ring CARQUEST Power ...
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Does regular Stop Leak fluid work in Asian vehicles such as ES 300?

For my 1997 Lexus ES300, the power steering fluid I'm using is Prestone AS269 which is specifically marked as suitable for Asian manufactured vehicles including Lexus. Prestone also sells AS263 ...
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Diagnosing the leak location in a power steering system

My 1997 Lexus ES300 has recently sprung a leak in the power steering system, and the mechanic who diagnosed it only said it could be in either the pump or the hose, and replacing both would be around $...
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Noisy steering after pwr steering leak fixed

I had a power steering leak for six months in my 2007 Honda Odyssey. Fixed the leak, but now, when I turn corners, sometimes, I hear a creaking/crunching sound coming from under the car from the ...
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WRX Power Steering Engine Light

I replaced my power steering pump in my 2006 WRX but it's playing up for some reason. The power steering reservoir is boiling when the car is on, and the steering wheel is incredibly hard to move ...
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Power Steering Fluid Leaking from some kind of ECU controlled actuator

I've got a 99 Nissan Almera 1.6L MTX ( European version of the Sentra ) and I've noticed that occasionally power steering fluid ( ATF ) will leak / squirt out from this thing: First of all, I'm not ...
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Power steering squeeling

I have a 65 Chevy truck with 350 engine. New power steering pump and new belt but it squeals really loud for 1 to 2 minutes every time I start it. Pump fluid is at cold temp level. When I put pump on ...
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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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Oil leak, weird engine noise, power steering cuts in and out [MX-5 Mk1 1997]

Last time I drove my car, it was making an odd whirring/quacking sound, mainly in lower gears and when I turned. The power steering was cutting out for a fraction of a second at a time, while making ...
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Power Steering Failure on 2008 Ford Taurus

2008 Ford Taurus SE, 123K miles Symptoms Hard to turn – seems to be left of center (get to left of center, harder to turn left; hard to turn right until you break right of center). No leaks ...
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Oil Treatment made Nissan Altima harder to use steering wheel

The weirdest thing happened to my 2001 Nissan Altima. I was changing the oil and afterward, I put in oil treatment into the engine - and when I started to drive, the power steering started to make the ...
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Can a belt burn without squeeling?

Just yesterday I replaced all of the drive belts on my 1998 Kia sportage because they were old. Now when I start my car I get a little bit of a burning smell, but there is no squealing noise ...
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Can a check engine light be connected to power steering? (Hyundai Getz 1.1 Gsi 2007)

THE HISTORY 1.Intermittent CEL light seemingly triggered by roundabouts and/or wet weather 2. Mechanics could not reproduce 3. Codes PO300 and Po303 4. Could feel the misfires INTERIM EVENT Heard ...
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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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Power steering fluid looks orange

My 1996 Impreza has a power steering pump leak that I have been nursing along by adding fluid maybe twice a month. Got car back from shop yesterday and drove today just 12 miles or so and pump was ...