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I just had my power steering pump come up empty. No warning signs, or lights. I refilled it and t is still hard to turn plus smells like something is burning. A lot of smoke comes out of the tail pipe

Just want to know if I can fix it.....please

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For it to come up empty there has to be a leak, find the leak replace the item then refil, the burning smell has to be the power steering fluid on the exhuast.

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  • Kimberley Jan 12, 2013

    I had over $500.00 of work done on my car last spring to fix the smoking problem and the jerking of the car when accelerated but a few wks later it started again. It is the only vehicle I have just want to salvage it

  • Bill Eager Jan 12, 2013

    500 these days is nothing, look on the exhuast for a wet spot, fill the fluide up, watch under the hood and under the car, have someone start the car and turn the wheel, watch for the fluid, I would suspect a bad hose, pull the hose and bring it to your local parts store and they will give you a new one, simple, after you replace the hose refill the system and then bleed by turning the wheel all the left and then right a few time and top off the system

  • J-Alain Lalonde
    J-Alain Lalonde Jan 12, 2013

    for a Hyundai the most commun problem with the P/S it's the high pres, hose going in your rack'n pinion

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