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Jeep Power Steering Groan

My car groans only every time I turn and I see some leakage on the road from where I was parked. What is this and can I go a few days without taking it to the shop? I also feel kind of a vibrating under my foot on the brake when I’m stopped (Jeep). ANSWER: Depending on how big the fluid spot is, you can…

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Ford Taurus No Power Steering After Rack And Pump Replaced

Can you tell me what else I need to do to fix my 2003 ford Taurus I replaced the rack and pinion and the power steering pump on it and the wheel is still hard to turn Answer: I assume you replaced these parts to fix a no power steering problem? But, if you replaced the rack and pump for, say, a leak and now…

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Ford Taurus Power Steering Pump Leak

2000 Ford Taurus replaced power steering pump now leaking at hose. Have installed the Teflon ring and neoprene o ring. When we tighten the compression nut to the pump we are still able to move the high pressure hose in and out and it leaks at that point. We have tried a couple of new pumps and the threads are not stripped. Answer: Did you…

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Location And Replacing 3.1L Cam Position Sensor

Live Chat: I need to see where the camshaft sensor is located for my car as i am trying to replace it. I think i see it but want to make sure before i go trying things apart. Is it on a 3400 engine? 3100 V6 engine. OK. Just just about the same engine. The cam position sensor is located behind and below the power…

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2003 Buick Century Belt Noise After Replacement

Last week I had the serpentine belt replaced in my 2003 Century, V-6 3.1, and soon after that it started to squeal loudly when car is started. The squealing stopped shortly after running. My instincts told me that the belt was not tight enough but the people who installed it checked it out and said it was ok. Do you think I need to replace…

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Power Steering Fluid Contaminated With Engine Oil

Ok ..so not all my buddies are all that hip on actual GUY stuff!! I check my fluids, pressure, heater hoses, tires…blah blah. ”Everyday” (well morning). So I’m in a hurry and ask a buddy….. Please go check my oil. Add if needed! So out the door I go. And yes I have to check behind all! Boy am I glad I did! I look…

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2006 Chevrolet Cobalt Power Steering Going Bad After Recall

I have a 2006 Chevy Cobalt and the electric power steering is going out again. I had it replaced a couple of years ago but now it’s now working again. It seems very odd to me that it would go out again so quickly, what can i do? Mechanic JK: Was the first repair done under any factory warranty or did you have to pay…

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How To Install Buick Century Power Steering Pump

I have a 2004 Buick Century and I need to see a picture of how the power steering sits. My nephew tore apart the engine. I know how to replace it but the issue is that I don’t know what bolts go where or if the unit is set right. Mechanic JK: What engine size in your Buick? I believe 3100. OK. I am an not allowed to…

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Maintenance Schedules For Car And Trucks

One thing quite a few people are confused about is regular maintenance intervals for their vehicle. Thing like oil changes, tire rotations, other fluid flushes, air filters, fuel filters, spark plugs, and many more. Just about everything that makes your car or truck run is in need of, and has, a regular schedule for maintenance. The absolute best place to find this information is in…

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1996 GMC Sierra Air Compressor Clicking

Why does my air conditioner compressor engage and click loudly when heater is on. ProTech: The A/C compressor will run when you have the heater on defrost to take the moisture out of the air in your car. If it did not run, you would have water running down the inside of your windshield. This is a normal condition. What would be causing the clicking…

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Electric Power Steering – Problems And Repairs

Many more of new cars and trucks today are using a new kind of power steering system. This system is all electric. That is, there is no hydraulic power steering pump that is driven by the engine drive belt. No fluid to build pressure to operate the rack and pinion. No power assist of any kind from fluid. There is not fluid reservoir to check…

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