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Do You Have a Power Steering Problem?

What to do if you begin experiencing issues with your power steering system

AAMCO Overland Park, KS  | 08/21/2015  | Auto Repair & Maintenance

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Do You Have a Power Steering Problem?

Do You Have a Power Steering Problem?
Power steering in modern automobiles made driving even better. Should you begin experiencing issues with your power steering system, it can be a constant reminder that your vehicle needs repair. 
Power Steering Related Issues 
• Pumps – You will surely know if you have a malfunctioning pump in your power steering because you’ll hear a screeching noise coming from a failing power steering pump that you can definitely notice within or near the vehicle. 

• Belts –You may start feeling some shaking in the steering wheel when you go to make a turn if your power steering belts become worn, cracked or dried. It’s may hear that ear-splitting screeching sound here as well. If you currently have a power steering belt issue, bring your car in for service as soon as possible to help ensure that the issue doesn’t transfer to other areas of the system.
• Fluids – Regularly check your power steering fluid to be sure that the level never gets too low. When the fluid level becomes critically low, it can affect the rack and pinion system which provides high-pressure fluid to the pump. This can be the cause of why your steering wheel has become rather hard to turn. 
• Leaks – Leaks in the line connected to the pump can occur when rubber hoses get dried out from high temperatures created by your vehicle’s engine. Leaks can also occur in the pump itself and drip onto the power steering belt. 
If you are able to perform some minor auto repair you can help to fix your leak problem by replacing the lines yourself. Your vehicle’s power steering system is a complex system within your vehicle.  If you don’t know how to check the power steering fluid, check for leaks and other power steering problem symptoms… but you think you may have a problem, call the expert auto repair technicians at AAMCO Overland Park today for an appointment to solve your vehicle’s issue.

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