Most cars do not need this service until closer to 100,000. However, some cars (the Tc included) do not properly cool the power steering fluid and the fluid overheats, scorches, and turns black.
I would replace the power steering fluid - a flush may not be necessary, just a drain and fill. You can do this yourself in < 30 minutes if you can take off the front passenger side wheel and have a pair of pliers to disconnect the power steering line.To do yourselfDisconnect the PS line behind the front passenger wheel, let the fluid drain out, reconnect the line and clamp, refill the reservoir. Put the wheel back on. If you have jack stands to properly support your car you can leave it up, if you only have the jack that came with the car, let the car down for these next steps.
To bleed air from the system - Turn the wheel lock to lock (all the way left, all the way right) and refill the reservoir. Turn the car on and let the air work its way out of the system (5 to 10 min) and refill the resevior. With the enginge running, again turn the wheel lock to lock and refill the resivior. At this point most of the air should be out of the system, if there is still air in the system your steering will be loud(gurgly?) intermittently. You can continue to turn the wheel lock to lock or take a (short) drive around the neighborhood to let any remaining air out.
When you're done, double check the resivior level and look for any leaks.
Mechanic that once worked at VW dealer told me it was hydraulic fluid, better know as power steering fluid. He recommended buying from the dealer to keep the same quality when adding to the reservoir.
A locked steering wheel can be repaired by a locksmith or a car dealer.
from a breaker's yard, authorized dealer or possibly even Ebay.
AnswerThe 98 Pontiac stores the odometer in the instrument panel cluster. The odometer can be reprogramed either by the dealer or there are companies that will re-program it for you (seach google, there are lots). Or you can buy the odometer programmer for about $1000 but its cheaper to just send the cluster module in. (not only is it legal to reset the odometer; its required in most states when you replace the engine. The odometer is required to reflect the mileage of the engine *NOT* the vehicle)
there is something wrong with the wires. take it to a dealer to let them check it out!
Sorry, it can't be done. You have to change the whole unit because the odometer is tamperproof. Check with your Nissan dealer to see what your options are.
It's part of the steering column and if yours is making klunking noises it has to be repaired at the dealer.
take it to the dealer........
Per the Chrysler dealer, a stand Power Steering Fluid can be used in the vehicle, but it can also take the ATF+4. When asked which is better, he said he would recommend that ATF+4. The cost, as of today, is $8.69 / per quart (USA) from the dealer. My local AutoZone carries Coastal ATF+4 - $5.99 / quart (USA). The Chrysler dealer recommended flushing the system if you are not sure what is in the system. It is the best way to be sure.
Castrol Hydrolic Steering Mineral Oil. Only available at Jaguar dealer. At my dealer cost is 13.00 per qt. hope that helps. :)
Steering boxes can be tricky to adjust. Takeit to a garage or dealer.
1. Turn the ignition key to the "OFF" position with the odometer reading shown.2. Turn the ignition key to the "ON" position while holding down the "ODO/TRIP" button.Hold down the button for at least 5 seconds. The odometer indicates "000000" and the light goes off.If the system fails to reset, the system will revert to the state before resetting operation. In this case, return to step 1 and try again.it is recommended to have your dealer( service dealer) do this.
If the odometer has failed, does the speedometer still work? They are both driven by a cable which spins. If the speedometer is still working, than the odometer has jammed. Probably a dealer fix.
At a GM dealer
what type of power steering fluid can i used in my 97 s320 mercedes besides going to the dealer
Speedometer is ran by electronic sensor on rear end. Odometer is ran from speedometer. If both don't work problem is sensor. If speedometer works sensor is okay. If speedometer works and odometer does not problem is in mechanical parts (gears) of of odometer and has to be replaced. Can get used from eBay (search for speedometer or odometer, is one unit) or take to dealer.
junk yard,GM dealer,
check the dealer
yes for the power steering assist. Talk to dealer.
Depends on the state where the car is being sold. It is against the law to sell a vehicle in most states without notifying the buyer in writing that the odometer does not work and the mileage is unverifiable. It is also illegal in some states to even sell a vehicle with an inoperable odometer.
Not if it shows 5500 on the odometer which makes it obvious that the car was a demo model or previously owned. If the odometer was reset to zero, than not only was that a breach of contract, it was an illegal act.
Synthetic power steering fluid from the dealer only. Do NOT mix drugstore power steering fluid, ATF, or non-synthetic fluid in your steering system. Damage to the seals/gaskets could result in leaks.
Contact the dealer or a local speedometer shop. Changing the mileage may be a federal crime.