Experiencing signs that you may need power steering leak repair?
Has your steering wheel become stiffer? Or do you hear a whining sound when you turn your steering wheel? Have you seen oil spots at your parking spot? If you have ascertained that this is not accompanied engine oil leak or coolant leak signs, these could be signs that your power steering may be leaking and you may need a power steering fluid leak repair.
Almost all new cars come with power steering nowadays, and these typically come with a hydraulic power steering system. The power steering system is important as it makes it easy for drivers to turn the steering wheel and hence turn the wheels, without which the force on the wheels would be large and hence hard to steer. Adequate levels of power steering fluid is necessary for the system to function properly. As such, it is essential to get a power steering fluid leak repair to ensure ease of steering control when driving. This is especially given the many multi-storey car parks we encounter when driving in Singapore, where ease of steer would be important.
Parts of a Power Steering System
Some of the components of a hydraulic power steering system include a pump, and is driven by the pulley and belt. The control is via a steering rack and pinion, or alternatively, a steering box. The latter tends to better take tougher driving conditions, and hence tends to be used in sports utility vehicles as well as trucks.
Causes of Power Steering Leak
Usually, the leakage of power steering fluid comes from wear and tear of components from usage. Over time, for instance, the connecting O rings and seals get weathered, and leakage can occur from these deteriorated parts that lose their form. The connecting power steering hose is also another part subject to wear and tear and the leaks can happen from the deteriorated form.
Power Steering Fluid Leak Repair
Sometimes, the issues could just be triggered by the power steering fluid level running low. If this is the case, we would need to top up the fluid to ensure sufficient lubrication for your system so that it does not get damaged. However, if it is a leakage, we would need to determine the source of this and have it repaired. In the case, if the deteriorated O rings and seals is in the inaccessible parts of the power steering pump, we would have to have the power steering pump replaced.
Power steering hose replacement
Another the source of the power steering fluid leak could be from the power steering hose. These hoses are subject to high pressure and could also be worn out with use. In such a case, we could assist you with a connecting power steering hose replacement for your power steering fluid leak repair.
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Our skilled mechanics would carry out a careful check of where the issue with your stiff or noisy power steering is arising from. If it is just that the power steering fluid has run low, we could do a top up for you. Otherwise, if there is a leak, we would recommend you the appropriate power steering fluid leak fix. We look forward to delighting you with our good service and competitive quotes for our car servicing, maintenance and repair services.