General Maintenance & Repairs - power steering issue?
09-26-2008, 12:05 PM
i think i'm having a power steering issue with my car. i can't accelerate quickly while having the wheel even slightly turned without a loud whinning and slight stiffening of the wheel. where should i start looking into?
09-26-2008, 02:01 PM
To start, check the fluid level/condition ASAP... If the fluid is fine, let us know.
09-26-2008, 04:36 PM
man i feel so stupid. the fluid is soo low it doesn't even touch the stick at all.
09-26-2008, 06:17 PM
so the pump is already whinning, i'm assuming. so does that mean it needs to be replaced?
09-26-2008, 06:41 PM
no, after u put in the fluid drive it around till the fluid circulates in the rack to remove all the air bubbles, or u can try the lucas power steering fluid that stuff will make any pump quiet
09-26-2008, 09:55 PM
Also check for any leaks and get that fixed.
09-26-2008, 11:32 PM
I replaced the whole rack and pinion to fix the problem. I kept pouring fluid in and just got tired of the mess and grease in the engine bay.
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