Question about Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Recently replaced the power resorviuor and power oil, when I start the car, the steering is soft but when I drive in less than a minute the steering is stiffer than usual when making sharper turns

Mercedes Benz CLS500 2007 the power fluid level was fine and there were no leaks

Posted by Anonymous on


1 Answer

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.


    An expert who has answered 20 questions.


    An expert that hasĀ over 10 points.


    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 2 times.

  • Contributor
  • 47 Answers

Sounds to me like there is air in your line. There is a video on YouTube on bleeding your power steering a guy named Chrisfix

Posted on Dec 08, 2016

Testimonial: "will try it out thanks bro"


6 Suggested Answers

  • 2 Answers

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

Hi there,
Save hours of searching online or wasting money on unnecessary repairs by talking to a 6YA Expert who can help you resolve this 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.

Here's a link to this great service

Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

  • 29 Answers

SOURCE: Audi power steering pump location

Before you replace the pump, check the filter located inside the oil tank. This filter cleans the oil before going to pump. REMEMBER that Audi uses a special oil!!! Not your normal power steering fluid! Mixing them could cause damage to the entire system!

Posted on Feb 05, 2009

  • 1 Answer

SOURCE: Where can I check the transmission fluid level on my Kia Rio 2001

On your trany u got a plug just like a transfercase on pick ups.. thats how u check the oil level..

Posted on Apr 12, 2009

  • 109 Answers

SOURCE: power steering

Sounds like a bad steering rack & pinion assembly... is it only bad in one direction or both...?
If both then it's the rack assembly... Hope this helps...;-)

Posted on Apr 14, 2009

  • 5158 Answers

SOURCE: BMW 325i BAD transmission fluid leak/gush

i have to admit without more detail it's hard to say.... my educated guess would be that one of the hoses to the transmission cooler has blow and needs to be replaced. do NOT drive the car till that is done.


Posted on Jun 27, 2009

  • 227 Answers

SOURCE: Transmission fluid,power steering fluid leak cause burnt smell?

The smell you are probably smelling is the fluids that are leaking hitting something hot like the exaust. Unless the leaks are so severe that it takes constant refilling then you should be ok. But be aware that when yu have leaking parts that you must regularly check those fluid levels. Them leaking wont cause major damage, but you not keeping the fluid levels up will. I had a tranny leask in my van for a 1 1/2 and thought it was a expensive fix, but I ended up fixing my leak for about 6 bucks. My point is, check your fluids once a day if not more depending on the severity of the leak.

Posted on Aug 07, 2009

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


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



Related Questions:

3 Answers

Why is the transmission slipping when first started?

Sounds like dirty fluid and filter in the transmission. A filter and fluid change might help a great deal. The quicker the better

Mar 22, 2015 | Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

My 2005 Audi A5 steering is get stiff after few minutes of starting in the morning. This is the situation even with enough power steering oil. The power steering doesn't work. The gear system also has a...

Check the gear box oil level sounds low to me i had a similar problem with a auto box car before and as for your steering it could be a worn steering rack if the oil level is good

Feb 03, 2015 | Audi A5 Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

My steering is difficult to operate while sitting still, but works fine when im driving. the vehicle is a 2003 jetta tdi. any ideas? This just recently started; I have recently had my tires rotated and...

Check your power steering fluid level, it seems that it is low on fluid. If it is low then check for leaks. The power steering works off of a serpentine belt, during idle the belt doesn't spin that fast thus making the power steering pump not work as much. During driving speed the belt spins fast making the pump work more efficient but do keep in mind there isn't a lot of strain on the steering when moving.

Mar 07, 2011 | 2003 Volkswagen Jetta TDI

1 Answer

Recently I'm having trouble steering.

These are very good cars and very simple steering systems. The power steering pump needs to be inspected. They use bushings to aide in holding these inplace. If there is an oil leak, the bushings become soft and will not allow the belt to remain tight thus causing a slip and reduce power function. Let me know what you find and if you need further assistance.

May 27, 2010 | 1987 Volvo 240

1 Answer

I recently replaced the steering rack do to a

one or more return fluid lines in the rack is malfunctioning.. everything will always be fine once you start moving because the system has power assist

Aug 31, 2009 | 1994 Honda Accord

1 Answer

Stiff turning

you could be low on pwer steering fluid. CV joints won't affect steering. That is for powering the wheels.

Very important. Make sure shop did not overtighten a/c belt. If they did, you could be in danger of breaking your crankshaft snout. It may be a good idea to check that.

Also, did they tighten the power steering belt correctly?

Did this steering issue sstart after repairs

go here for help

  1. The tension for the water pump and power steering drive belt should measure 603-691 N (135-155 lbs) for a new drive belt, 495-583 N (110-130 lbs) for a used drive belt. The limit for drive belt tension is 196 N (44 lbs).
    1. Adjust the water pump and power steering drive belt tension as follows:
    2. Raise and support the vehicle.
    3. Remove the RH front fender splash shield (16102).
    4. Loosen the water pump and power steering pump drive belt idler pulley locknut.
    5. Tighten the drive belt tension by turning the water pump and power steering pump drive belt idler pulley adjustment bolt counterclockwise.
      1. Tighten the water pump and power steering pump drive belt idler pulley locknut to 33-37 Nm (24-28 lb-ft).
      1. Install the RH front fender splash shield.
      Deflection Adjustment
      1. NOTE: If the drive belt has been in service for some time, it should be inspected before adjustment. A drive belt that is severely glazed, frayed, cracked, or contaminated with oil must be replaced. Minor cracks in the back of the drive belt are acceptable as long as no large pieces are missing.

        Apply 98 N (22 lbs) of pressure to the drive belt at a point midway between the power steering pump pulley and the water pump pulley.
        1. NOTE: Always check the drive belt deflection when the engine is cold, or has been stopped for at least 30 minutes. A drive belt is considered new if it has been used on a running engine for less than five minutes.

          The drive belt deflection should measure 8-10mm (0.31-0.39 inch) for a new drive belt or 10-12mm (0.39-0.47 inch) for a used drive belt . The limit of deflection is 16.0mm (0.63 inch).
        1. If the drive belt deflection is not as specified, adjust the water pump and power steering pump drive belt tension. Refer to the procedure in this section.
  1. The tension for the A/C compressor drive belt should measure 603-691 N (135-155 lbs) for a new drive belt or 495-583 N (110-130 lbs) for a used drive belt. The lower limit for drive belt tension is 196 N (44 lbs).
    1. Adjust the A/C compressor drive belt tension as follows:
    2. Loosen the A/C compressor drive belt idler pulley tensioner bolt.
    3. Tighten the A/C compressor drive belt idler pulley adjustment bolt.

May 25, 2009 | 1995 Mercury Villager

2 Answers

Power steering pump replacement for Subaru Outback


  1. Remove ground terminal from battery.
  2. Remove pulley belt cover bracket.

  1. Loosen lock bolt and slider bolt and remove power steering pump drive V-belt.
  2. Disconnect connector from power steering pump switch.

  1. Disconnect pipe C and suction hose from oil pump. CAUTION:
    • Do not allow fluid from the hose end to come into contact with pulley belt.
    • To prevent foreign matter from entering the hose and pipe, cover the open ends of them with a clean cloth.

  1. Remove bolts which install power steering pump bracket.

  1. Place oil pump bracket in a vise, remove two bolts from the front side of oil pump. CAUTION: Do not place oil pump bracket directly in the vise; use soft pads and hold oil pump lightly to protect the pump.

  1. Remove socket from oil pump.
  2. Remove bolt from the rear side of oil pump.

Jan 18, 2009 | 2002 Subaru Outback

2 Answers

1996 ford windstar

you need to have someone check the oil pressure to see if it is actually losing pressure or if sending unit is going bad. this is done with a mechanical gauge. Or you can just replace sending unit this is about a $20 part so cheap enough to just try. If you are actually losing pressure then you have scored bearings on the crank shaft. If not too bad can replace main bearings and a new oil pump.

Sep 11, 2008 | 1997 Ford Windstar

Not finding what you are looking for?
Cars & Trucks Logo

Related Topics:

21 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Cars & Trucks Experts


Level 3 Expert

80531 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22326 Answers

john h

Level 3 Expert

15360 Answers

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

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides