Posts Tagged “Pump”

Removing the Power Steering Pump Pulley

By |

Removing the Power Steering Pump Pulley

There are many times where removal of the power steering pump’s pulley is needed. Some p/s pump replacement kits, for example, do not include a replacement pulley and expect the mechanic to remove the pulley from the old pump and install it on the new one. Sometimes the problem isn’t a broken p/s pump, but…

Read more »

Washers not working, pump is fine

By |

Washers not working, pump is fine

Every so often, windshield washer problems crop up in our forums. Sometimes, they’re just leaking somewhere, as someone with a Jeep Liberty brought up in December. While fixing that leak was relatively easy, now we have a new one that isn’t so simple. Read more at 10w40.com

Read more »

Fuel pump removal / installation

By |

Fuel pump removal / installation

When a vehicle won’t start, it is usually one of three problems: fuel delivery, spark ignition, or air flow. A combustion engine needs these three things to operate (fuel, fire, air). When fuel is the issue, the problem may trace to the fuel pump. At that point, obviously, the fuel pump has to be replaced….

Read more »

Diagnosing power steering pump failure

By |

Diagnosing power steering pump failure

Power steering failures are definitely not any fun. In our forums, scsalin had a problem with his 2003 Hummer H2’s power steering going out completely. It was a sudden failure, which is a sign that it is most likely a p/s pump failure. This cannot be taken for granted, however, and with a replacement pump…

Read more »

Bad Fuel Pump vs Bad Fuel Pressure Regulator

By |

Bad Fuel Pump vs Bad Fuel Pressure Regulator

In our forums, user jnepton1 is lucky enough to own a Corvette and wanted to know the difference in symptoms between a bad fuel pump versus a bad fuel pressure regulator. Read more on 10w40.com

Read more »

Power steering pump removal and replacement

By |

Power steering pump removal and replacement

Common questions in the Ask a Mechanic forums involve power steering pump removal or replacement. Sometimes these are after a specific problem has been diagnosed to the p/s pump and other times they are direct questions about a specific make/model. Regardless, the removal of the power steering pump on most vehicles is basically the same…

Read more »

Steering Problems – Not Always the Pump

By |

Steering Problems – Not Always the Pump

From the initial description of the steering seeming “different than normal”, being affected in both right- and left-hand turns, and an occasional whining noise accompanying the change in steering, the assumption would be the power steering pump or belt. In many cases, this assumption may be correct, as this is the most likely part to…

Read more »