Steering an old car is a good way to develop your forearm muscles. It requires a real effort just to turn the
wheels. Driving your vehicle with a power steering pump problem is a pretty close facsimile of driving
an old vehicle that was produced before the days of power steering. We have many reliable steering pump
options, choose the best for your vehicle.
There are a few ways to determine if your vehicle's power
steering pump is failing. If you hear a whining or growling noise when you turn the wheel, you
might only need to add hydraulic fluid, but you might also have a
leak. Excess vibration of the wheel, even at idle, is another sign. Of course, any time you notice that
it's more difficult than usual to turn your vehicle, you should check the fluid level in the reservoir
along with the fluid lines and their connections.
Reconditioned power steering pumps are one option if you need to replace this part. Internal
components of a pump that can break are basically limited to the rotor,
vanes and the relief valve. Vanes are essentially fan blades set into the rotor. They retract into and
expand out of the rotor as it spins, generating the force required to move fluid from the reservoir for use
and then back.
Since only some of the individual vanes are working at any given time, you can compare this operation to how
old-time watermills, with some compartments full of water and some not, worked. Electric power steering
pumps are a much more modern invention. Aside from being more fuel efficient than hydraulic types,
they use motors rather than fluid, making them leak-proof.
Shop with us to find reliable remanufactured power steering pumps, with or without accompanying
reservoirs. Save money over the price of a new part with the reassurance of our store warranty on all