Advice 1: How to repair power steering

Power steering is an important part of the steering mechanism, which is designed for easy and smooth control machine. This improves not only comfort, but safety while riding in the vehicle.
You will need
  • - small round container;
  • - tube for hoses;
  • - screwdriver.
Pull the tank with oil for hydraulic steering up to it. Then slightly loosen the clamp and disconnect the hose. Bring round capacity to the location of the leak. Then remove the return hose from the clamp and remove the hose. To prevent fluid leaks, close the hose tubes.
Connect the hoses immediately after done procedure, and then fix them with clamps. Again pour the fluid carefully and check if there where any leaks. If you find any defects, be sure to eliminate them, and then bleed the system.
Remove the tube pressure, if you detect any malfunction. To do this with a screwdriver on the pump, remove the fitting from the connection. Then raise the car and secure her position on the supports or stands.
Remove the nut fixing the pipe line pressure, then disconnect fitting attached to a tube return line and the input line. Tubes close tubes to avoid the ingress of dirt and leakage. Then inspect all connections for any leaks after installation.
Put under the leak in the tank if the defect formed in the tube is the return line. Then lift the car and Unscrew the fitting. Then lower to the ground car and loosen the clamp that secures the hose to the return line to the tank. Then gently replace the tube and assemble all parts in reverse order.
If you want to replace the pressure switch power, then you will need to unplug the electrical connector and remove it. Then put the tube on the pump and refit the pressure switch. But tighten it with the torque 17-23 N*m.
Next, connect the electrical connector and check the system for leaks. If you don't find them, it is possible to assemble the parts back. Do not forget to fasten the bolts, nuts and clamps very tightly, so they are unable to work loose due to vibrations while the vehicle is in motion.

Advice 2: Why buzzing power

Motorists in the course of operation of the machine sometimes faced with the fact that the steering begins to buzz. Beginners tend to get scared and send their cars to the service, and it is possible to identify and eliminate the cause on their own.

The causes of hum in the steering may become: a critical condition of the oil, requiring replacement; the faulty steering rack of the hydraulic booster; failure of the power steering pump; the deplorable condition of the drive belt.

If you do not monitor oil and late to change it, it loses its properties, becomes useless and further use may result in a hum of power.

Oil should not smell fumes and have a cloudy color. Oil, having the above signs should be urgently replaced.

For oil replacement in the hydraulic booster it is necessary to use the stamps only those oils that are recommended for this type of car.

The fluid in the power steering must be changed on average every year and a half.

The reason why the rotation of the steering wheel accompanied by a roar, may be hiding in faulty steering rack-steering, which fails because of the peculiarities of the Russian climate. For local weather peculiar to sudden changes in temperature and humidity. The tradition of filling up the road salt has a negative impact on the protective elements of the steering rack — damaged dust caps and gaskets, and the power steering starts to leak and buzzing.

Faulty steering rack can be repaired or replaced.

By the way, even in Moscow not so many garages and companies, where repair steering racks. It is possible that the owner of the car will have to buy a new rail.

The cause of the hum may be the condition of the belt to the power steering. He may have worn out and should be changed, or maybe they just need tightening.

Another cause of hum may be a fault with the power steering pump. The pump needed to pump the working fluid in the power steering system of the vehicle. If it has failed, it is better not to try to repair, better to replace.

Otherwise, the steering is pretty reliable unit not requiring constant attention and control. You should follow the guidelines for fluid replacement and to periodically monitor the condition of the drive belt.

You need to remember that when driving a car hold the steering wheel in the extreme right and left positions for more than 10 seconds is not recommended.

Leave a parked car turned to the right or left wheels is also highly undesirable.

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