- If you need clarification, ask it in the comment box above.
- Better answers use proper spelling and grammar.
- Provide details, support with references or personal experience.
Tell us some more! Your answer needs to include more details to help people.You can't post answers that contain an email address.Please enter a valid email address.The email address entered is already associated to an account.Login to postPlease use English characters only.
Tip: The max point reward for answering a question is 15.
I had an SVX, and loved it! Had to replace the power steering pump too, but I found that until I did a really thorough flush that it still didn't work right. Jack the front wheels off the ground. Have a helper get in the car to start it and turn the wheel back and forth. Before starting it, disconnect the low-pressure return hose from the pump and put the end of it into a bucket. Be ready with a couple of quarts of ATF fluid (you don't need to use power steering fluid.) Start the car and pour fresh fluid into the pump while the steering wheel is being turned all of the way back and forth a couple of times. Don't let the fluid level get down to where it pumps any air! Shut it off just before you finish pouring in the second quart of ATF. Reconnect the low pressure hose, run it again and adjust the fluid level. This worked for me - the steering operated like new. Good luck.
Usually located at the pump. With most cars there is a resavoure behind the pulley. Vans are famous for tucking things away so as a last resort follow the hose from your rack back to the pump and if there is another hose coming from the pump follow it to the resavoure
Transmission fluid and power steering fluid are the one in the same. They are both hydraulic fluid. Only the red dye. Your vehicle will operate fine on transmission fluid in the power steering pump. Just don;t put power steering fluid in your transmission
The power steering fluid reservoir is on the passenger side of the engine compartment. The cap should say power steering fluid.
If its shrieking it's not low on fluid. The belt is loose.
It will make more of a moan when the fluid is low.
Let me know if you have any questions and I'll do my best to answer them. Thank you for using FixYa.com!
2005-2009 models used electric power steering assist exclusively. There is mo power steering pump, reservoir, or fluid on these models. Instead they use an electric motor mounted to the steering column to provide steering assist 2010 models still use the electric power steering on the four cylinder models but also use a conventional hydraulic power steering on the v-6 models.
If you have no power steering assist check the 60 amp main fuse for the power steering in the under hood fuse block if that is o.k. You will need a scan tool to find out what is wrong with the system. It is not uncommon for the electric motors to fail or for the fuse to blow while jump starting the vehicle.
you should only use the fluid required by the car manufacture as some fluids have friction molecules in them that work with the components that were built to use a friction type fluid system.others don`t have this friction molecule in it to be used by a system that doesn`t require the friction molecule.its like using the wrong transmission fluid in a transmission it will cause transmission problems because of it.and just for your information not all red power steering fluid has the correct properties for a particular application.thats why its important to use the proper fluid for the application.