Power Steering

Power steering provided mechanical steering assistance to the drivers of most land vehicles, including automobiles and trucks. Today, most power steering systems use hydraulic system in order to maneuver the vehicle’s wheels.

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Steering and Suspension
Power Steering
Chevy Cobalt

Where is the pOwer steerinG for 2009 Chevy Cobalt?

Under the dash on the inside of the car. AHHHHH electric power steering....

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Ford Escort
Ford F-150

Is it normal for power steering fluid to bubble in the reservoir of a 2004 f150?

No it is not normal. It means that air is being introduced into the steering line somewhere. The fluid bubbles because air will go to the highest point in the system. Check to see if you have any leaking fluid anywhere.

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Toyota Camry
Ford Crown Victoria

What power steering fluid do you need for a Crown Victoria LX 1994?

Type 'F' ATF.

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Cars & Vehicles
Steering and Suspension
Power Steering

What type of fluid does the rack and pinion take?

Petrol

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Power Steering
Grand Prix GT

What type power steering fluid to use for your vehicle?

Look in the phone book, call the parts dept. of a nearby auto dealer that sells and services the make of car you have, (for example a Chevy dealership, if your car is made by Chevrolet, etc.). Give the parts person the make and model of your car and they will gladly tell you what kind of fluid to use.

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Belts and Fluids
Power Steering

Where does power steering oil go in vauxhall zafira?

The power steering pump resivoir.

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Car Sounds
Power Steering
Chevy Silverado

What would cause a squeak when turning the steering wheel to the right?

One or both of your cv boot/s is torn or has a hole in it. the cv boot keeps the drive shaft lubricated and dirt/debris out of the gears that turn your wheels. chances are that you might already need a new half shaft.

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Skoda Fabia

How do you check power steering fluid level on Skoda fabia 1.9 diesel 2001?

Lift out battery and carrier; the reservoir is underneath.

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Steering and Suspension
Power Steering
Clutches and Flywheels
Ford Escort ZX2

Why would the power steering 'grunt'?

If that's the case, then I'd take it back to the dealer and leave it with them a few days when cold weather is expected. Since your paying in the neighborhood of .55 cents a mile for the first 36,000 miles to own it, let them earn it.

Is the car new or how many km's/miles has it done? Is the grunt a sort of a buzzing sound? Could be damage in the pump or the pump is drawing in air from somewhere.

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Grand Prix GT
Grand Prix SE

Why does the power steering whine when it gets hot even after the dealer replaced the pump and rack and bled the system properly?

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:

http://www.ricksfreeautorepairadvice.com/make-model/Chrysler-make-model/minivans/load-moaning-sound-on-cold-start-Chrysler-vehicles

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.

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Power Steering

Where is the power steering in a 87 Honda CRX?

they dont come with power steering *answered by darkmega :)

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Chevy Suburban
Nissan Maxima

What is the easiest way to remove a 1987 Nissan Maxima power steering pump hose?

ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT THE POWER STEERING PRESSURE HOSE?? IF SO, I JUST HAD MINE DONE ON MY 1988 MAXIMA. IF YOU CAN GET UNDER THE CAR COMFORTABLY YOU JUST NEED BASIC TOOLS. THE HOSE IS FLEXIBLE AND LIKE A U SHAPE WITH TWO WEIRD ENDS ON EACH END OF THE HOSE.

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Saturn Ion

Where is power steering fuses in Saturn ion 2004?

Under the hood fuse panel near the battery

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Brake Fluid and Lubrication
Power Steering

What vehicles are brake fluid and power steering fluids interchangeable?

vehicles

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Power Steering
Fuel Pumps
Citroen Saxo

Where is steering pump relay citroen saxo 99?

it is on top of the power stering pump. it looks like a grey multi plug but in fact it is the relay

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Power Steering
Fuel Pumps
Chevy Caprice Classic
Chevy Silverado

How do you remove the power steering pulley on a Chevy Caprice Classic?

The pully is pressed on, you need to get a pully remover.

I would take it to Advance Auto Parts, they are really good at helping you do this type of thing. Of course you would probably want to buy the hoses there as well. Advance does all kinds of free things for people. They also lend most speciality tools there for free (with deposit) which is cool.

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Chemical Engineering

What is power steering fluid made of?

power steering fluid grade

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Chevy Cheyenne

Why would your power steering not work right?

Your car is out of, or low on power steering fluid. (make sure you buy the proper steering fluid for your car, ex: Honda's only safely take Honda steering fluid)

Check the following Once you have checked the fluid level and the problem persists, rev the engine slightly to see if the steering improves. If it does, it means the flow rate of your pump is low and needs attention/replacement. If it doesn't improve, have your pump tested by a power steering repair shop. There is a slight possibility of there being a problem in your rack if the shaft teflon is damaged or the teflon rings in the spool valve have worn grooves into the housing. www.powerbrakeandsteering.co.za

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Toyota Corolla

What kind of power steering fluid is used in a 1990 Toyota Camry?

Answer- OK, I have the same car and went through the same confusion. Use Dextron 2 or 3 as Toyota recommends. Don't use power steering fluid and don't think about brake fluid. The steering pumps in these cars are weak and love being replaced. It's not an easy job to change these out so you better use the Dextron 3 and keep up on the maintenance of your 17 yo car and it will take great care of you! Answer Dot 3 Answer My 94 Camry has a note about the correct fluid right on the cap, it says "Dexron II". I am pretty certain that yours uses either Dexron or power steering fluid, but almost certainly not dot3 brake fluid. Answer DO NOT ADD DOT3 BRAKE FLUID TO YOUR POWER STEERING!!! dex II is correct Answer Dextron 3 is okay --Never Dot 3 Brake Fluid

I have a 1990 Toyota Camry DX. The Manufacture specs call for Dexron III. Its trany fluid. the same fluid used for the trany in the car.

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Auto Parts and Repairs
Power Steering
Dodge Durango
VW Passat

If the steering gearbox is leaking do you have to replace the whole thing or just get the rubber seal replaced?

There are seals to be replaced but you have to know what you are doing.

Normally there is a repair kit available. You should go to the parts shop and ask for the repair kit.

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Power Steering
Ford Escape
Ford Ranger XLT

Where is the power steering fluid located on 2005 ford escape?

the power steering fluid is located on the passenger side right in front of the wiper fluid resevoiur

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Saturn (car)
Grand Am GT

Does power steering fluid expand?

Yes somewhat when it gets hot, but not enough to matter one way or another. Check the fluid as instructed in your owner's manual or what is written on the reservoir cap.

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Auto Parts and Repairs
Car Sounds
Power Steering
Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer

What causes intermittent valve ticking with power loss?

Hey Mart==Generally just one valve ticking wouldn't cause a power loss. It deoends on what kind of car and engine you have. It could be an injector ticking which would cause a dead miss. GoodluckJoe

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Power Steering
Chevy Venture
Ford Windstar SE
1995-2005 Chevy Cavaliers

How do you replace the Power Steering Return hose on a 98 Chevy Cavalier 2dr?

pay 18 dollars for a new one and just screw the fittings on. Make sure system is bleed afterwards. The line is good for about 13 years.

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Power Steering
Oldsmobile Achieva

Why would a car's power steering quit and then start working again?

THE BELT COULD HAVE BEEN WET OR OILY . CHECK THIS OUT BY SRAYING WATER ON IT WHILE SOMEONE TRYS TO STEER . CHECK FOR GLAZING,CRACKS AND TENSION. .

Another possibilityThe above answer is correct and the first step to undertake. If this fails and the problem persists, you could have a pump problem. Possibilities are that the relief valve stick intermittently in the open position, a very worn cam and rotor assembly or a broken shaft.

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