Is it necessary to replace complete rack-pinion or can you just install new seals when the steering is leaking Assuming power steering fluid seal would not work?
Yes, you can replace just the "boots" on the end of a rack-and-pinion steering provided that the mechanism is not damaged. Unfortunately, the boot is just a dust cover and if the inner mechanism has started leaking there really isn't much that can be done without completely disassembling the mechanism. The fluid in a rack assembly is under pressure from the power steering pump and once it starts leaking the rack is pretty much "done".
Why is it NECESSARY to remove the steering wheel to replace the ignition switch on a 1994 Ford Explorer?
Do you have any ideas on how to get the key to turn so the engine will start on a 93 Chevrolet standard tilt steering?
What could the problem be in a 2001 Grand Am GT that's very difficult to turn and No noticeable leaks and it has power steering fluid?
The power steering reservoir is located under the hood in this application. The power steering reservoir will be marked with a removable cap having the symbol of a steering wheel on it. It will be accessible directly from the top of the engine area without any special tools necessary to check the fill level.
When replacing the heater core on a 1998 Blazer is it necessary to remove the entire steering column surrounding components?
How do you fix the power steering on a 1969 Ford F-350 pickup truck if the leak is not in the lines?
2004 SUBARU IMPREZA WRX. How do you get the air out of the power steering system this is after repacing power steering pump?
When a car is anticipating a turn isn't the steering wheel providing the centripetal force rather than the road friction?
If your steering rack is in front of the front axles or CV joints, that wheel will flop out and at best you will come to an uncomfortable and frightening stop with a minimum amount of damage. If the steering rack is behind the axles or the CV joints you can coast to a stop. The way to avoid this is to have your front suspension and steering checked every time you have your tires…
First top up the power steering fluid, then with the engine running, turn steering slowly all the way to the left, and then, still slowly, all the way to the right. Check that power steering fluid level hasn't dropped, and top if necessary. Repeat the process half a dozen times and you should be good to go. Cheers.
ATF+4 is recommended by Chrysler/Dodge/Plymouth as per TSB NUMBER: 19-005-03. It also states to only use it (ATF+4) if you are doing a complete flush and not to top off the system, as it should not be mixed with standard Power Steering Fluid. This is how to flush and purge your system. 1 With the engine at operating temperatures and NOT running, remove the power steering return hose from the hose nipple at the bottom…