Question about 1997 Chevrolet Cavalier

1 Answer

Power steering line near the back is leaking? It is near the back of the front passengers side wheel. It is a some sort of metal line and there is a rubber thing on it holding it there ..Would this be a pressure line or a Return line for the power steering?

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.

    Master:

    An expert who has achieved Level 3.

  • Master
  • 501 Answers

If the rubber joins the metal pipe by a pressed looking collar,and its about 1/2" diameter[the rubber hose]its a presure line.the return line is about an inch at least in diameter...

Posted on Jul 05, 2010

Testimonial: "thanks"

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

Hard to steer


Can you describe your problem any further? Such as leaking fluid on the ground near the inside of the passenger side wheel or a whining noise of any sort (especially when turning the wheel). Have you checked the powering steering reservoir to make sure its topped up on steering fluid? Also, is there any difference in how hard the wheel is to turn when the engine is running versus when the engine is off? If you are getting a whine noise when you turn the wheel side to side or fluid is leaking on the ground from any of the lines you will get a major decrease in power assistance. If it feels the same as when the engine is not running you could have a power steering pump that has blown a seal. Usually the main seal goes out around the main shaft that holds the pulley and you could possibly see splatter marks on the pulley itself or around the belt.

Mar 04, 2014 | Pontiac Sunfire Cars & Trucks

3 Answers

When Im at a stand still and turn the wheel of the car, it makes a whinning noise


this sounds like a problem with the power steering system.it could be low on power steering fluid or you have air in the system that will have to be checked for leaks as air can be sucked into the system through the area of the leak.

Nov 03, 2011 | 2004 Ford Mustang

1 Answer

I have a leak coming from my power steering, and i dont know how to check and see where the leak is and what to look for.


There are two lines coming out of the back of the power steering pump. One is the high pressure line and threaded into the pump. The other is the return line, and has a metal tube coming out of the back of the pump. There should be a short rubber hose connecting this tube with another metal line that goes to the steering box. There are two metal lines threaded into the top of the steering box. The steering box is located at the end of the steering column and is bolted to the drivers side frame rail at the front of the vehicle. You will have to remove the left front tire to access these fittings. The rubber hose will be attached with hose clamps and are prone to leak. To tighten the threaded fittings, you will need a 16mm open end wrench, or preferably a flare nut wrench of the same size.

Dec 18, 2010 | 1997 Chevrolet Blazer

3 Answers

Steering hard to turn to the left like power steering is out but turns ok to the right. Checked power steering fluid. It is OK


bad steering problems,,your steering rack most likely,but,have you recently been stuck in ditch? when wheels are straight, look at front of car when parked. do wheels look funny? one going one way, and the other going the other? may be alignment. is it leaking any fluid on either side of the front of the car? drivers side? passenger side? if it's not out of alignment,,,wheels out of alignment,,the steering rack is the problem. it may be faulty. if not leaking fluid,it may still be bad. first i would make a visual test look under the vehicle while someone turned the steering wheel to right and left while car is in park,emergency brake on!! look at the steering arms while they turn the steering wheel from right to left. no fluid leaks? any resistance in turning the wheel? any leaks,if so,go to leak and repair with steering line replacement.no leaks? suspect a bad steering rack. hope this helps and thank you for choosing fixya.com i love to volunteer

Dec 04, 2010 | 2000 Pontiac Grand Prix

1 Answer

Power steering fluid leak back side engine in the middle of van


I just repaired a leak in my 1995 Windstar power steering system. The leak was toward the back of the engine but more toward the right (passenger side) of the car. There's not much clearance so I had to jack the front end up just to be able to look underneath. In my case the rubber hose had come off the metal tubing portion of the high pressure hose near the right wheel.

Fortunately, it had a screw type hose clamp, and barely enough working room, that allowed me to reinstall and tighten without having to remove the hose assembly. Yours sounds like there may be a break in the metal tubing, in which case the hose assembly would probably need to be replaced. Hopefully not.

Another thing that may come into play is whether the leak is on the high pressure side or the low pressure side. It seems that the high pressure hose assembly is long and winds in and around the engine. Probably a real dog to replace. Bottom line is you need to locate the leak and that will determine which hose it is and whether you need to replace or not.

I realize that this question is a few months old and has probably been corrected by now but, for others who may experience similar difficulties, have confidence, power steering systems aren't all that complicated and, usually, are not too difficult to repair. Hope this helps. - David

Oct 10, 2010 | 1995 Ford Windstar

1 Answer

Red /yellow cloured oil leak around behind front wheel line


if it is yellow it could be the aircon compressor, if it is really red to pink, power steering or automatic transmission leak

Jan 08, 2010 | 1997 Mercedes-Benz E-Class

2 Answers

1996 buick lasabre


A 1996 Buick Lasabre is a front wheel drive (FWD) car, so the front of the motor is facing the front passenger side wheel of the car. That said, the power steering fluid reservoir should be close to the front passenger side wheel tower.

Apr 07, 2009 | 1996 Buick LeSabre

Not finding what you are looking for?
1997 Chevrolet Cavalier Logo

Related Topics:

195 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Chevrolet Experts

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

75077 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22095 Answers

Jeff Turcotte
Jeff Turcotte

Level 3 Expert

7768 Answers

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

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...