Category Archive: Power Steering

Flushing Power Steering System in Lexus

Car Information:
Lexus/ ES330
Year: 2006
Engine Size: V6 cylinder
Trans: Automatic

Issue / Question:
The service adviser at the dealership suggested to drain and flush the power steering system. The mileage will be at 45,000 miles at the next oil change service.
I have never heard of flushing this system. I looked in my owners manual and there is no mention of this type of service. I am not having any problems with the steering.
My question to you is do you think this is a beneficial service? Looking forward to your advise and expect opinion.

Answer:
I do, replacing the power steering system fluid around every 60 K.
Keeps wear to a minimum and the seals in the power steering system from leaking.

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Hyundai Brake and Power Steering Fluid needs to be changed

Car Information:
Hyundai Santa Fe
Year: 2005
Engine Size: 2.2L
Trans: Automatic

Issue / Question:
I was at the dealer recently and was told that my brake and power steering fluid was no longer clear and should be changed. I bought the vehicle new and have less than 24,000 miles. I contacted my local mechanic and was told that I would need to change these at 30,000 miles. I plan to change them at 25,000 . The local mechanic is a lot cheaper
than the dealer.

Is it OK to wait or should I change it now?

Have a great day!

Answer:
Your fine just let your mechanic do it. They cannot penalize you as long as the service gets done, doesn’t make any difference who does the service as long as it gets done even if you do it! Just keep the paper work so if any questions come up you can prove the service has been performed.

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Power Steering Pump leaking fluid

Car Information:
Mitsubishi Montero
Year: 2000
Engine Size: 6 cylinder
Trans: Automatic

Issue / Question:
Had to remove power steering pump when replacing valve cover gaskets on my daughter-in-law’s Mitsubishi. Now power steering fluid is bubbling out of reservoir. Followed proper bleeding instructions, but doesn’t seem to help one bit. Daughter-in-law says power steering pump was making noise before we ever removed it, but it wasn’t bubbling like this. Don’t think pump is bad, because it is making all this bubbling. No apparent leaks in the lines that we can see. My son & I need help before his wife loses patience. Valve covers nice and dry though.

Answer:

Sounds like there’s air in it. Sometimes removing the belt and by hand rotating the pump pulley backwards sometimes helps remove the air.

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Power Steering Fluid Maintenance

Car Information:
Lexus ES330
Year: 2006
Engine Size: V6
Trans: Automatic

Issue / Question:
The service adviser at the dealership suggested to drain and flush the power steering system. The mileage will be at 45,000 miles at the next oil change service. I have never heard of flushing this system. I looked in my owner’s manual and there is no mention of this type of service. I am not having any problems with the steering. My question to you is do you think this is a beneficial service? I’m looking forward to your advice and opinion.

Answer:

I do, replacing the power steering system fluid around every 60 K. This keeps wear to a minimum and the seals in the power steering system from leaking.

 

For professional Orlando Auto Repair you can call our shop today at 407-629-2661.

 

Chevy Malibu Power Steering Issue

Car Information:
Chevy Malibu Maxx
Year: 2006
Engine Size: 3.5 V6
Trans: Automatic

Issue / Question:
I bought this car new at a local dealer and it now has 74000 miles on it. Under heavy acceleration, a dinging bell goes off and my engine info display lights up “power steering” for a second or two. My car has electric power steering. The manual says to take it in for service and I did. However, at the dealer they said not to worry about it. It’s been doing it more and the last time, the steering locked up and I almost ran up on the sidewalk across a 4-lane road. Still, they can’t find anything wrong. Any ideas?

Answer:
Yes, have the power steering module replaced before you kill yourself! This is a known issue with your model of car.

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