Technical Support

Troubleshooting

The power steering system in your vehicle enables you to steer your vehicle in the direction you would like it; more specifically, it is the system to help steer your car easily. It is never a wise idea to ignore sounds, leakages or other problems with your power steering system as this system is a critical element of your automobile. A defective power steering system may lead to loss of control of your automobile and unwarranted accidents.

1. Noise

Possible sounds from your power steering system may include whining, squealing, clicking, or knocking sounds. Various causes can be attributed to these sounds, some of which are:

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Low, dirty or old power steering fluid

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Loose, worn or damaged power steering belts

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Air getting into the power steering system

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Bad power steering pump

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Faulty wheel bearing

2. Hard Steering Wheel

Some possible reasons for a ‘hard’ steering wheel include:

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Loose, worn or damaged power steering belts

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Low, dirty or old power steering fluid

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Damaged or leaking power steering rack

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Bad power steering pump

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Control valve malfunction

3. Leakages

Oil leaking from the vehicle’s reservoir may be due to:

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Clogged oil filter

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Presence of air in the power steering system

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Low power steering fluid

4. Steering Wheel Play

Some possible causes of play:

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Worn ball sockets or idler arm

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Too much clearance in steering gear box

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Steering gear improperly adjusted

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Loose or worn universal –joints or coupling