Experiencing signs that you may need a power steering pump replacement?
Have you found it harder than usual to turn your steering wheel? Or do you sense a lag to the response when you turn your steering wheel? Is there a whining sound when you turn your steering wheel? When you experience these signs, it could be that your power steering pump is not working properly, and you may need a power steering pump replacement.
Power steering is something that most of us have now gotten much accustomed to, with the system that supports this allowing us to turn the wheels of the car easily in spite of the weight of the car. It is hence essential that the power steering system is in good working order to ensure that the easy drive is continued, especially with the many multi-storey car parks we encounter here in Singapore. The power steering pump delivers the power from the engine to assist you in the steering of the wheels. Therefore, when this is not functioning, one of the issues you would face is around the loss of ease of steering, making it harder to turn the steering wheel. When you experience the above mentioned symptoms, it could hence be that you may need a power steering pump replacement.
What causes power steering pump to be damaged
Typically, the power steering pump damage is from wear and tear, from accumulated usage. The bearings can deteriorate, and resulting from this, around the pump’s shaft, leakage can occur. Additionally, the connecting pulleys could also start to wobble.
Power steering pump replacement
Before we can carry out replacement for your power steering pump, we would first need to assess if this is indeed the problem or that there are other causes, such as insufficient power steering fluid.
If we indeed determine this is the case, we would then need to drain the system, and disconnect the various linked parts, such as the power steering belt. This would then allow us to remove the power steering pump and put in a new one. The proper alignment of the parts would then be done, and parts bolted back and tightened.
A flush of the pump is then carried out, followed by topping up with the necessary fluid.
Power steering rack repair
The rack and pinion system is a common feature used in today’s cars. With a cylinder attached to the rack, hydraulic fluid is delivered to the system to help deliver the easy steering.
When you start to feel that the steering wheel seems to be tight to turn and steer, rather than the steering pump not functioning properly, this could be from pressures at the steering rack, caused by heat generated in the process. If your steering wheel tends to wander, it could also be a sign that the rack is damaged and you need power steering rack repair, instead of power steering pump repair.
Other possible causes include strut bearings problems, which can also cause the steering wheel to wander. Let our expert technicians help you take a closer look when you experience these issues, and get your car back to its tip top running condition again.
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