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Steering and Suspension

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Steering and suspension work together for a safe and comfortable driving experience. Steering minimizes the amount of force needed when turning the car’s wheels; whereas suspension maximizes the friction between the wheels and the ground.
The best thing is to refer to the manual for this.
Is this a single belt or a serpentine belt system, if so look for  belt tension idler pulley and loose belt, or single belt then you  will need to loose and release tension on the power steering pump  assembly.
Standard fluid should work, although we could be more accurate if I  knew which model vehicle it is.
Start by removing the lines, drain the fluids, then remove the pump  pulley. After that, remove the mounting bolts.
Have the power steering system flushed and refilled with new power  steering fluid. Next time ask someone for help. Your local auto  parts store counter person will help you.
It is time for a professional car mechanic to have a look. The  steering may be caused by dry joints (needs greasing), the revs may  need the engine to be adjusted to run slower.
The power steering pump also provides power for the power brakes.
I just removed the rear struts on my 2004 Chrysler Concorde. To  remove the arm you will need to use a little force. You will notice  first a hose with a join in the middle where the arm meets the  cowel of the car (the plastic vent shaped piece right by the base  of the wind shield). This hose...
According to the 2004 Mercury Sable Owner Guide :( Motorcraft MERCON automatic transmission fluid is used as the powersteering fluid )
under the hood by the steering box
  how to change preasure hoses for power steering   how to change preasure hoses for power steering
The back of the PWC is pushed to the left when a PWC's steeringcontrol is turned to the right.
See Ganderton's Answer search for "How do you change power steering fluid". . Hope it Helps.
  == Answer ==   salvage yard
After bleeding the power steering the pump may make a noise because there isn't enough power steering fluid in it.
The column has to be diassembled, there are 3 torque screws that come loose and also there is a bering that wears
  == Ford Explorer Automatic Transmission Flu ==   Ford Mercon, Type H specifications.   Also, the OEM dipstick should also tell you.
  no, two different suspension system specifications.
using the right and proper way to turn the steering wheel
Do not repalce just the joints. It is easier and cheaper to purchase a replacement rebuilt cv axle. I have found the best deal and good help at my local Bumper To Bumper Auto Parts store. You should be able to purchase one for under $100. As to how to do it, check you local library. They should have...
It's built into the power steering reservoir. To replace it you need to replace the whole reservoir. Fortunately, this is an inexpensive part... ($30).
  With the engine cold, remove the cap on the power steering pump. Inside the cap is a dipstick with a marking for both the cold and hot fluid levels
Jerky steering and possibly squealing. Most vehicles today have a serpentine belt and automatic tensioner that operates not only the steering pump but also a number of other devices. Either the belt, or the tensioner or both could be faulty. If the belt is at incorrect tension, you might also notice...
Your EVO sensor probably went out. It basically tells the pump how hard to work, (high speed vs. Low speed) it's the same on tahoes, yukons, etc... look that up, and you can actually just leave it disconnected if you dont want to pay for the new sensor.
Stupid power steerin means P.S
The power steering fluid dip stick is made to the reservoir cap.  Pull the cap off to read the stick.
Power steering systems can be diagrammed into two chief components.  These are the power steering pump and the rack-and-pinion steering  gear. The power steering pump sends pressurized fluid into the rack  which moves the gear actuating the tie-rods, which moves the wheels  in the desired...
A sway bar re-distributes weight while turning (to increase steering performance) and a control arm connects the body of the car to the steering knuckle which the wheel attaches to.
You will need to go through the pulley of the power steering pump through the holes provided, loosen the bolts and back the pump off far enough to provide necessary clearance. Thanks for the help, I figured it out.
If the Impala is the same as my 2001 Monte Carlo with a 3.8 L engine, the resivoir is on the pass. side way down low in back of engine compartment. You need a bright light to see it and it is very hard to get at!
== Answer ==   The bolt that is behind the power steering pulley can only be removed by removing the power steering pump.   == Answer ==   you should be able to just pull of the pully with a power steering pully puller   == Answer ==   I got the pulley off but cannot figure out how to...
There are two methods in solving this automotive mechanical  procedure. The most common and easiest is to install new lower  control arms which have bushings and the ball joints included as  part of one complete assembly. The OE replacement lower control arm  assembly for the 1995 Ford Taurus GL...
Answer . You do not have to remove it, but doing so will make the boot replacement a whole lot easier. Being able to clamp the axle in a vice is much nicer than trying to work around the front suspension pieces.
    A sway bar is a torsion bar mounted laterally on a suspension and is designed to reduce side sway. The sway bar attempts to accomplish this by transferring movement from one side of the suspension to the other. This is done through the connection of a torsion bar to each side of an axle...
  == Answer ==   You can find just about anything you need on E Bay.
    Compress the springs and lock them down. You best check on all the front end compomets while you are doing this job.
The power steering reservoir is located below the back, right side if the engine. First, remove the two screws that mount the antifreeze reservoir, lift it up (with hoses attached) and move it toward the radiator to make room to reach the power steering reservoir cap. Then, reach down the back,...
Nissan PSFII is the same compound as Nissan Matic-D transmission  oil...more commonly known as GM Dexron III
  it comes off the powersteering pump, driver side of the car right on top, its got a bracket on the head and one bolt on the firewall,also a quick releast clip under the car, follow it with your hand and you will find the right line under the car
The 1998 Dodge Dakota has both upper and lower ball joints. OEM  grade replacements are approximately 40-50$ per ball joint (as of  August 2014). Labor to replace will depend on how many need  replacement and time necessary. The changing of ball joints will  require an alignment upon completion...
  Lower ball joints call for 1.7 hrs per side for labor, app. $50 per hour = app. $85 per side for labor.
Power steering fluid is a hydraulic fluid and is engineered to do a specific job - it should not be mixed with anything.General purpose hydraulic fluids are used to operate machinery that does not normally race down the highway at 100km per hour with you behind the wheel. There are a few different...
Checking, inspecting and topping of the power steering (PS) fluidon a 1997 Buick Regal is a routine and simple procedure. The engineshould be shut off and the vehicle parked in a safe location. Careshould be exercised if the engine is hot. The PS cap can be locatedunder the hood with the symbol of a...
There are, so far as I know, two kinds of power steering fluid: the kind for Hondas, and the kind for everything else.
Red is the "normal" power steering fluid. If you can't get "power steering fluid," Dexron automatic transmission fluid is the same stuff. Clear is Honda power steering fluid.
In the reservoir in top of the power steering pump.
Yes they do have a version of power steering.
  == Answer ==     without seeing it the easy way would be at the pressure hose on the stering cylinder
\n. \n Answer \n. \n. \non the rear of the engine, sometimes these dont have power steering\n. \n. \n . \n Power steering pump\nIt is on the top of the engine - passenger side of engine near the front\nIt is about the size of your fist and has 2 hoses going into it and it has...
Answer . Undo each end and replace with new. However, it really depends on if you're dealing with the high pressure side or the low pressure side. In the video below, I will show you how to flush the power steering system and install an in-line power steering fluid filter to extend system...
Normally on most vehicles in need of lower "A-Arm" bushings the lower arm must be completely removed as the bushings are pressed on. Once the arm is removed you can easily press out the old and the new in. If you don't have a press most machine shops will usually do it for $10.00-$20.00. By the most...
  == Answer ==       you can replace power stering pump without moveing drive shaft but its fiddly.   to remove drive shaft undo 30mm nut in centre,undo bottom ball joint and pull strut out of way be ready to catch gear box oil.
Most likely your front brake rotors (or discs, if you prefer) are warped.This usually occurs from being overheated - just resting your foot on the brake pedal while going down a long hill is enough to do this - then when you stop the heat is trapped inside the rotor at the points of contact with the...
  == Answer ==     Shift rod is replacable, I believe a diagram comes with the part from the dealer.   == Answer ==   definately the dealer will have a partd diagram but you will also need the parts of the old shifter to salvage the lever itself as well as the spring (on the bottom)...
== Answer ==   The power steering fluid reservoir it is located on the front of the engine. it sits low, close to the firewall.   == Answer ==   it is very low and located on the left side almost touching the firewall in the back behind the engine. If you stand on the passenger side with a...
how do unlock steering wheel in ford f 150 when wrong key was used.Use the correct key.
I just finished doing one. If its the passenger side. undo the lowerball joint, and pop it out. undo the king nut on the tie rod end, and take it out. Take out the end links. Unbolt the center nut on the cv shaft. Use a tool to push the shaft out of the hub assembly..you can get the tool at a parts...
To change the torsion bar on an Iveco Daily you need to pick up the  frame and take off the suspension. At the end you will see the  torsion bar which can be rotated and removed. Then. a new bar can  go in its place.
Answer . Short in the wiring with the steering column.
Not knowing what vehicle you have I can tell you that most power steering pumps require a special puller to remove the pulley off the pump and install the pulley without damaging pump or pulley. This puller can be rented or purchased from most auto parts stores.
  == Answer ==     By loose, I assume you mean that the entire steering column is loose. That requires you to remove the steering wheel (wheel puller required) and also digging through several layers of electrical components: first layer is the turn signal. second layer is the ignition...
  == Answer ==   The exact same thing has been happening to my Corsica for a little while now. I just took it into the shop yesterday and today they told me that the trans fluid was dirty, air-filter dirty, cracked water pump (my car was leaking anti-freeze). I don't know exactly what has...
  == Answer ==   Rubber suspension bushing do not need lubrication.
== Answer ==   I need help on how to remove my powersteering pump?   You must first remove the power steering pump pulley. Most part stores have a tool loaner program so you can borrow the puller and and return it and get your money back. After the pulley is removed there are 3 bolts...
Well this will be interesting as I will be doing this very same thing to my 2000 Dodge Durango. The basics (according to the Hayes Book) is to. 1. If you have the 4.7L engine, disconnect the "pressure sensor" electrical plug that is on the top of the line next to the power steergin pump. unscree the...
There is a good chance your power steering fluid is low. Check the fluid level. If it is low, then add some fluid. If that is not the case then you might possible just have an air bubble that will work itself out shortly. Let me know how you come out!
  == Answer ==     You need to remove the left front tire and inner fender cover to see where the leak is. The problem may be a broken hose. I need to do this also in the next week or so on my 93 due to a large fluid leak and I can't see where it is because of the brake master system.  ...
My Haynes book says that all Ford Taurus(es) & Mercury Sable(s) from 1986-1990 use Motorcraft Type F automatic transmission fluid for the power steering fluid.  The transmission fluid doubles as the power steering fluid.FYI 1986 and 1987 automatic trans-axle fluid is Motorcraft Type H...
Power Steering Belt EB Series 2 . \nTo change the belt just loosen off the big nut around the ajuster with an appropiate spanner or shifter. This will slacken the belt off.\nRemove belt. Put new belt on. \nTo adjust the belt get an appropriate double hex spanner and put it on the inner adjuster...
It transmits the steering input from the steering box to the wheels. This turns the wheels.
  == Answer ==   The  power steering hydrolic washers needs to be replaced and be sure to use the correct hydrolic oil !!
This is a simple bolt-on installation. I'd suggest buying a manual if the procedure is not obvious.
In my Montana, if you are facing the car in the front, the power steering reservoir is on the left top of the engine. To the right of the washer fluid reservoir. It was tricky to find because some wiring was going over the top of it.
The first thing you do is have a look if you have run out of power steering fluid. look into the top of the power steering fluid container and if you can not see any top it up to the point indicated on the container. run the engine move the steering around a little and see if you need topping up...
Answer . yes it is possible. what you need to remember is that any component needed has to be purchased brand new as you will have no exchange units to return.. the major items being the PAS pump and the rack itself costing up to and in excess of £1000 (UK), combined with hoses, brackets,...
you should be able to replace just the inner tie rod ends without replaceing the whole rack and pinion.    AnswerIf the bushing has not gone away totally and you have not "wallered" out metal, a "moog" repair kit with bushings and sleeves should do the job. About $15.00Be sure and ck the ...
The tundra does not have torsion bars, buy a lift.
Automatic transmission fluid is used for the power steering system.
  we can put more load on the vehicle which is fitted with Bogie suspension compare to other  suspension systems.
Torsion bar , short - long arm independent , rack and pinion steering
If you have rack and pinion steering, the steering gear will need replaced.
Any brand of Dexron II transmission fluid can be used in place of  Castol Dexron II. There may be some minor differences between  Castrol and a cheaper brand, but for the most part, the performance  will be the same.
holding back a liquid
If you mean the rag joint, the easiest thing to do is try to find one at a junkyard. Another option is to buy a new one. Lmc truck and Bronco graveyard sell them for about $80.00.
To locate the power steering reservoir, please watch this video in youtube by YMSCanadian: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=quU4QiXTUx0