Power steering uses a hydraulic pump to operate the steering rack located underneath the chassis of the vehicle. The pump cycles hydraulic fluid through a series of hoses that interlock throughout the steering system. More »

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To find out the cost of a power steering system repair, it is best to contact a few local mechanics for a quote based on the make and model of the vehicle. In some cases, an estimate for repairs is available online. More »

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The power steering pressure switch is a device that stabilizes the idle speed of a car while the steering wheel is on full lock, either to the right or left. When the system exceeds power steering load limits, the switch... More »

Possible causes for a stiff steering wheel are a loose or damaged power steering belt, low power steering fluid levels, a damaged or leaking power steering rack or a broken power steering pump. Some of these issues are m... More »

Remove the vehicle's front wheels, detach the pinion shaft from the steering column, detach the tie rods, unbolt the rack from the chassis and disconnect the fluid lines. Disconnect the rack from the steering column and ... More »

Begin looking for a power steering rack leak by checking the power steering reservoir. If it is low, chances are there is a leak. Look for a leak around the power steering rack, and if one is present, it is likely that t... More »

Rack-and-pinion steering works by using a pinion gear attached to the steering shaft that converts the rotational motion of the steering wheel to the lateral motion of the rack. On the ends of the rack are tie rods that ... More »