When must power steering fluid be changed if ever?
Unless it is dark or smells burnt, just make sure it is up to the correct level. If it isn’t broke, don't fix it. It's one of the few items people don’t bother to change but remember the fluid is hydroscopic and will absorbs water so needs to be changed every two years.
I don't think there is any more than one kind of power steering fluid. I've only ever seen one. Read More
I would say most likely HEAT! Does the power steering unit have a cooler? When you changed the power steering unit previously did you replace, not replenish, replace the fluid? Usually pwer steering pumps run a long time but once the fluid gets contaminated, either with dirt, debris or the lubricants are cooked out of the fluid then the fluid doesn't keep the seals soft. When the seals get hard the unit leaks and sometimes… Read More
Anytime I've ever heard a humming noise when turning the steering wheel on any vehicle,It has always been due to low power steering fluid Read More
If someone has put trans fluid in the power steering of a 1996 Explorer can it be removed and should you be worried?
My husband says not to worry. He puts it in his truck power-steering fluid frequently. It's best to use PS fluid, but tran fluid can be substituted in a pinch. However, you cannot put PS fluid in the tranny. Answer Actually, Mercon ATF is the recommended power steering fluid for 96' Ford Explorer XLTs. ANSWER no problem at all. its not the best thing in the world.. but it works. just don't ever use power… Read More
Cars need maintenance to work their best. Every 3,000 to 5000 miles the oil and oil filter needs changed. The air-filter, power steering fluid, and fuel filter need to be checked and replaced ever 15,000 to 30,000 miles. The spark plugs and battery should be checked and replaced every 40,000 miles while the brake pads, brake fluid, timing belt, tires, and power steering fluid should be checked and replaced every 60,000 miles. Read More
Follow the manufacturer's guide lines, if you have them. As a general rule you should change the fluid every 100,000 miles (or five years, which ever comes first) if it's "long life" fluid or 50,000 miles (or three years, which ever comes first) if it is "conventional" fluid. Read More
Power assist steering and Power Steering are the same thing, just difrent names from difrent Manufacturers. Read More
Power steering- low on fluid, low air pressure in tires, bad PS pump. Manual steering, that's the best it will ever be, oh and check the tire pressure. Read More
What might still be wrong with the power steering on a 92 ford aerostar xlt 4l - growls constantly like an over-steering noise replaced pump pressure hose and fluid but noise seems worse than ever?
Have your steering box inspected by a mechanic. Read More
Why would there be squeaking in the steering wheel of a Saturn Vue no power steering fluid is required.?
It is possible a family of mice have nested there and that is the squeaking sound you here. that is the most stupidest answer ever if u don't know the answer u shouldn't open your mouth.... Read More
Check your power steering fluid level , belt tension if ok sounds like you need a new power steering pump Another possibility Was any work ever done to the system? Could be that you have an air lock. Does it have a power steering box or a power steering rack and what sort of mileage has the vehicle done? www.powerbrakeandsteering.co.za Read More
1999 Ford Taurus his having problems with the power steering First the power steering fluid go low and foam when on and overflowing out of the top of the cap?
The fluid is burnt and has been overheated or in service too long. You may come out by draining the fluid from a hose connection at the lowest point of the PS system. Close drain. and refill with transmission fluid. Idle engine for 20 minutes and ocassionalyy turn steering wheel full left and right. any improvement? Drain fluid again and fill again with trans fluid, Improved? Replace with PS fluid. I've used transmission fluid in… Read More
How do you remove and replace the pitman arm on a 1991 Lincoln Town Car Executive and what does it look like?
ARE YOU SURE YOU HAVE TO CHANGE THE PITMAN ARM? MAYBE YOU MEAN THE IDLER ARM? THE PITMAN ARM IS RALREY EVER CHANGED. THIS IS THE ARM THAT CONNECTS THE STEERING LINKAGE TO THE POWER STEERING BOX. ITS AT THE BASE OF THE STEERING BOX , UNDER THE CAR, IT PROTRUDES FROM THE STEERING BOX SHAFT CONNECTING SAME TO THE CENTER LINK. Read More
have you ever had the transmission filter changed and fluid changed?? Great place to start looking. If you have already checked the fluid level! Read More
Haven't changed yet. Ever since we stopped driving right down the middle, we've always driven on the right side of the road Read More
Your car will explode and it won't drive the same way ever again. Read More
1997 Saturn SL1 makes a rattling noise when in gear idling but when the RPM's are brought to about 900 or so it goes away until the car stops again?
Did you ever find out how to fix this? i have this same issue... Sounds like what's wrong with mine, the idle air control valve. I haven't replaced my own yet, but it seems pretty straightforward. We had this problem with our 97 SL2 (Manual 5 sp) and it was serious and it sounds like what you guys have. The power steering fluid line leaked (Not enough to set off any system lights) all over… Read More
Under the hood on the passenger side, down low between the engine and the fire wall. You can reach the cap with your fingers but you can't see it very well. Who ever designed that one is surely not going to heaven. Read More
A little more Info... I have a 1994 Bronco. It has always had a little bit of a wine when the wheels are cut hard but never a problem. On the way home from work yesterday I started hearing a loud chirping sound under the hood. The noise only lasted a few minutes and went away. This morning when I started up the loud chirping sound returned. When I went to back out of my… Read More
My peugeot 205 keeps leaking when ever im running it but its not coming up on any of the hazard lights any idea what it could be?
transmission fluid?? Power steering fluid? Color of fluid leak? Rainwater collects in the bottom of the doors sometimes, and when moved sometimes it leaks out, it worried me at first but just make sure. Put it in neutral and roll it down a slope then brake hard and listen for sloshing. Usually it comes out of the front on the door near the bottom corner. Read More
Which aftermarket manufacturer makes a power-steering cap without a spring on the inside of the cap at the top and has a flat fluid level indicator?
The only one I can think of right off hand would be FORD. I dont think Dodge ever used a spring either but i`m not really sure about that. Ray Read More
It will contaminate the engine coolant and could change the properties of the antifreeze...you should have the cooling system flushed and refilled at a good repair shop...it is recommended by most car manufacturers that you have the cooling system flushed ever 2 years anyway. Read More
It should be at the left (Driver) side of the engine right behind the belt about half way down, the cover has a dip-stick on it, the dip-stick has two sides a hot and a cold. Check which ever side is appropriate. DO NOT OVERFILL!!! Read More
97 s10 blazer 120200 miles do not know if tranny fluid or filter has been changed yet would it be good to change fluid with the high mileage or should you let it ride out?
i dont think its ever a good idea to let 10 year old fluid ride if you wiliing to change it Read More
As a Warranty Administrator for Daimler Chrysler for over 7 years, I can tell you that neither Chrysler or aftermarket service contracts have ever covered power steering components with a drivetrain/powertrain service contracts. Examples of covered components may be engine, transmission/transaxle, transfer case, and differentials. Read More
Transmissions can go bad for any number of reasons, but mostly because almost nobody ever changes their transmission fluid. It should be changed at least every 50,000 miles . Read More
If you are referring to the first 10 Amendments - NONE has ever been changed and only one of the remaining has ever been altered - the 18th (Prohibition) was ever repealed. Read More
The very first two things to check are your radiator fluid and your oil. Those are the ones that need to be added most frequently. Then check your brake fluid, transmission fluid in automatic transmissions following owner's manual directions, and power steering fluid if you have power steering. Be careful not to overfill any of the fluids as it can cause damage to your engine, or to the parts the fluid goes with. Lastly, don't… Read More
Has this ever happen before when you have an oil change done at a quick oil shop if they put motor oil or power steering fluids into your brake reservior by accident?
if they did that your car could get damaged and you should sue! Read More
In short, probably not for long, and definitely not safely. In long, the steering gearbox needs to be mounted to the frame so it can remain static while it translates the rotational motion of your steering shaft into the left-to-right motion of your tie rods and wheels. However, if you've ever tried to turn the steering wheel without the aid of power steering, you'll know that there is a fairly large amount of force needed… Read More
Exactly where the switch is located depends on the type of engine installed in the vehicle, as this also would determine exactly which type of power steering pump is used. There are two engines that were available in the "2nd Generation" 4Runner, which was made from mid-1989 through 1995. Technically, the "switch" is NOT electrical, it controls a vacuum signal that changes the engine idle to maintain RPMs if the steering wheel is turned at… Read More
It is very hard to judge this. There is no ultimate answer but if you mean power as in money, then the most expensive city in 2010 has now been changed from Tokyo to Luanda. Read More
sounds like you need to change your tranny filter and fluid ( never ever have your older tranny power flushed) Read More
Do an oil change every 3000 miles or 3 months which ever comes first. Do a transmission fluid change and every 50,000 miles. Check air filter/change 30,000 miles. Get brake fluid flushed, change spark plugs if mileage warrants: 30,000 for regular plugs 60,000 for platium 90,000 for iriduim. Check/change antifreeze, Check air pressure in tires do this once a month. Check rear end fluid change 50,000 miles look at brakes does it vibrate when you… Read More