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Power Steering Pump

The power steering pump provides the hydraulic pressure necessary to operate the power steering system.

Symptoms of Wear or Failure

  • Power steering pump may leak or get noisy
  • Increased steering effort

Related Repair Advice

  • If the power steering pump is belt driven, the belt should be inspected and replaced as necessary
  • We recommend flushing the power steering fluid when replacing the power steering pump
  • We recommend checking and replacing worn or leaking power steering hoses when replacing the pump
  • Be sure to consult your owners manual before adding power steering fluid. Many manufacturers require specific fluid and use of an incorrect fluid can damage the system.

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