Question about Hyundai Motor 2002 Elantra

1 Answer

Massive Power steering fluid leakage

My steering pretty stiff and I could not rotate it easily. So I opened the hood and found there was no fluid in reservoir. So I went to Walmart and bought prestone fluid and poured in reservoir. I could not find PSFIII. I started to observe massive leakage for my power steering fluid. It's like running water from a tap. There is a pool forming within minutes. I am not driving it. But don't know what to do. Afraid to drive it to mechanic too. Please advise. thanks Sid

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 500 times.

  • Hyundai Master
  • 2,007 Answers

You have blown a power steering hose. You'll have to drive it to somewhere to fix it if you can't do it. It shouldn't hurt the pump to drive it for a few minutes, but it's going to be stiff.

Posted on May 20, 2009

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

2 Answers

Chevy Impala leaking steering fluid and steering wheel stiff.


ck. p.s hoses 4 leakage fill pump have someone turn wheel back & forth look 4 leak

Nov 06, 2012 | 2000 Chevrolet Impala

1 Answer

Steering is very stiff in my 2004 jaguar xjr


You may have a fluid leak. The pipes are prone to leaking on that vehicle. The power steering top up reservoir is under the hood. Refer to reservoir caps for indication or owners manual.

Nov 04, 2012 | 2004 Jaguar XJR-Series

1 Answer

Are xj6 power steering because i am looking to buy one but went on a test drive the streeing was very very stiff far more stiffer that normal are xj6 power steering


Yes, they come standard with power steering. There was most likely a problem with the power steering pump on the one you test drove. The power steering fluid could be low or dirty. Also, the pump could be worn out which would make the steering a bit stiff as you found. I would ask the seller about it and also check the fluid level, if low or dirty then request it to be changed and then test it. Hope this helps!

Feb 28, 2011 | 1993 Jaguar XJ6

1 Answer

I find a red color fluid on the ground under my car? what should i do about that leakage?


Hello check your transmission fluid with engine running if really low you have found your leaking.Only other is power steering same method.Under the hood you will see a yellow colored stick that is the transmission dip stick.Power Steering is closer to the front of the of the engine and fan belt are top.

Dec 26, 2010 | 2004 Chrysler Sebring

1 Answer

I have problem with my power steering ( 1.8 model ) It is very stiff and do not operate like normal. I checked the power steering system and no sign of any leakage and the steering fluid maintain at...


Steering pumps do, just go out. It doesnt have to leak it can just stop pumping. Then there is the actual steering box which is where the pump, pumps the fluid to. I would check to make sure the pump is working by disconnecting the in hose and turn over if fluid spurts out it still good.

Dec 22, 2010 | 2005 Chevrolet Aveo

2 Answers

Heavy stiff steering on 2003 honda civic


Most likely a bad steering rack
That is what happens, when you don't change your P/S Fluid
Change fluid and add Lubgard Honda (only) Additive--found at auto parts store.
Use correct honda fluid also

Oct 12, 2010 | 2003 Honda Civic

2 Answers

Power steering keeps going stiff all the time


There are 2 things that cause power steering to go stiff. The power steering pump itself either from failure or "lack of fluid" and the rack and pinion assy under the car.
Most of the time the failure is the power steering pump itself. The teflon rollers fail inside the pump and it either stops providing an output pressure or it seizes up. You can loosen the power steering pump belt then try to rotate the pump by hand. It should move by hand. If it feels like it is intermittently locking up as you rotate, it the teflon rollers have failed and the pump will need to be replaced.

Thanks for using FixYa.

Kelly

Mar 20, 2010 | 2001 Ford Focus

1 Answer

Power steering is stiff at tight left turn.


You need to look to your power steering system. First check your power steering reseivor for proper amount of fluid. If you can see the fluid when you open the reseivor, there's enough fluid..
Next, check deflection in the power steering belt. Should be no more than a 1/2 inch of movement in the center of belt. Be sure the engine is off.

If all this is ok, problem can be in the power steering rack and pinion unit. These can not be repaired, only replaced.
One last check. With engine running, have someone slowly rotate the steering wheel completely from side to side while you watch the wheels to determine if they are traveling through a complete turn. If not, this can also be a problem with rack and pinion.
Bill

Nov 19, 2008 | 1998 Jeep Cherokee

Not finding what you are looking for?
Hyundai Motor 2002 Elantra Logo

202 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Hyundai Experts

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

75117 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22095 Answers

Jeff Turcotte
Jeff Turcotte

Level 3 Expert

7772 Answers

Are you a Hyundai Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...