Do NOT pour any additives into your Power Steering. Car makers specifically warn against these additives--especially anything with teflon in it. It can clog filters and destroy your P.S. pump.
Chrysler vehicles must be bled with a vacuum pump to remove any air.
If it still whines, the filter may be plugged. Here's how to replace it:
It is possible that it was not bled correctly. It may also be that because when the fluid gets hot it thins out, as with any type of oil. There are a lot of aftermarket products that claim to fix things such as this--I would recommend Lucas, or depending on the type of car, if it is not factory equipped with ATF for the power steering fluid, to switch it over to ATF, as tranny fluid is a better hydraulic fluid than power steering fluid, and will not harm any power steering components. In fact, most vehicles produced from 2002 on, use ATF as a factory-installed steering fluid.
I hate to tell you that the dealer draws from the same pool of techs that anyone else would. Not to mention the techs at a dealer are generally paid on the amount of work done. Sooooo... why do you assume that it was bled right?
I have a Nissan Altima '95. The engine of the car gives a very thin cranking noise when it is started. Auto repair guys told me that I need to replace the power steering pump. Can it be the reason for this?
( bled right ) is a great dealerships do not care , they are there to make money mean your money , you need to see if they ( the dealer) filled it with fluid. again they don't care about you or your property , ( money) is all.....
BLED RIGHT is the best i have seen, it doesnt matter how many times you change the pump if the reservoir where your fluid goes is dry or empty that is what is making th whine noise you hear nothing more nothin less. if you have no water in your washer its simply not going to wash right well same with the power sterring no fluid no turn, your trying to force a machine to do something it has no power sterring fluid to help it do. ITS SIMPLY DRY of FLUID!!..
There are many reasons to cause a whine even after bleeding. They include air in the system, plugged filter (though not all cars, particularly older cars, have a power steering fluid filter), and age. It is not uncommon that the pump itself may have problems with its working parts. My best suggestion is to replace the filter and use ATF fluid. Otherwise the easiest way to remove the whine is to replace the pump itself, which could be wearing out anyway. And no, it is not simply dry of fluid.
Was system purged totally and properly? Steering rack worn? Was system purged totally and properly? Steering rack worn?
1. Your power steering won't work properly, because it requires hydraulic fluid. 2. You may cause corrosion in your power steering system.
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.
Take it to a dealer to program if it is not done properly the system will lock up.
why do we need a steering system
Had the same problem on my 2003 CTS and it was the steering control sensor that needed to be replaced. No problem since
It doesn't. Saturn Ions don't use a hydraulic power steering system. They instead use an electric power steering system which uses a small electric motor to provide steering assistance. If you are having trouble with the power steering, take it to any GM dealer to have it serviced.
An integral power-steering system is otherwise known as a four-wheel steering system. It is also known as an all-wheel steering system.
stupid computer chip in steering system that is malfuctioning at least that's what dealer told me
RX 8s do not have power steering pumps they use an electric power steering system. If you are having trouble good luck the dealer I went to just wanted to change it out instead of a easy electrical fix.
If you have to ask how to do it, then you are unqualified to do so. 4-wheel steering systems are very complex in their design and operation, and require extensive Engineering to make them operate properly and safely.
Can be leaking from a hose not secured properly or a hole in the system.