Has your steering wheel been difficult or making a grinding noise when turning? Nancy explains 3 signs that you have steering problems!
Is your steering hard to turn? What happened to my power steering? Or, are you making a grinding noise when turning left or right? Or, have you lost power steering all together?
Hi, I’m Nancy at Kneble’s Auto Service Center.
Don’t ignore the signs when your steering system is telling you there’s a problem.
Some symptoms you may notice are:
- You may see fluid on the ground where you park. You could be leaking power steering fluid. Now it’s typically red, pink, or even brownish in color.
- You’re hearing a grinding noise when you’re turning left or right.
- Quite possibly you’re smelling a burnt oil odor, which that could be coming from the steering gearbox when it’s getting hot.
On most vehicles, your steering is comprised of many components ranging from:
- a rack and pinion steering
- a power steering pump
- steering wheel
- steering column
- steering gearbox
Most vehicles, use a hydraulic steering system as opposed to electric power steering.
Be aware that if you have electric power steering, you additionally have sensors, actuators, motors, and control units that can fail.
Your vehicle may even have a software problem inhibiting your steering. So next time you’re struggling to turn your steering wheel with power steering, have your technician diagnose the problem for you lose control.
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