Posts Tagged “Steering”

Removing the Power Steering Pump Pulley

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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…

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2016 Infiniti Q50 sports sedan debuts new engines, next-gen adaptive steering

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2016 Infiniti Q50 sports sedan debuts new engines, next-gen adaptive steering

Infiniti has unveiled the 2016 Q50 ahead of the Detroit Auto Show. The significant refresh for the model will bring five powertrain options, a next-generation steering system, and a new digital suspension tuning system. Read more at Gizmag.com.

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3 Common reasons for power steering whine

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3 Common reasons for power steering whine

Modern power steering is a boon to the average driver, who often thinks nothing of this bit of technology under the car’s hood. Today, there are two basic types of power steering: hydraulic-assist and electric-assist. Whining noises are most likely to come from hydraulic power assist, but can come from electric-assist if the source is…

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Diagnosing power steering pump failure

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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…

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Power steering pump removal and replacement

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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…

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Steering Problems – Not Always the Pump

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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…

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