Power Steering System
What is it and how does it work?
The system allows you to apply little effort to the steering wheel when turning your vehicle.Power steering fluid within the system converts your turning effort into very high hydraulic pressure, which moves linkages, attached to your steering wheels.
KEY SYSTEM COMPONENTS Power-Steering Fluid-
Power-Steering Fluid is highly formulated hydraulic oil transferring power from an engine driven hydraulic pump to hydraulic chambers attached to steering linkages.Precisely machined, gears, valves, and tubing rely on the fluid to lubricate and cool the system in all driving conditions.
The Power-Steering Pump is the heart of the system, which creates the hydraulic pressure required to assist in turning the wheels.Supplied by its reservoir, the pump pressurizes the Power-Steering Fluid and directs it through tubing to the steering gear.
The Steering Gear is the component that causes the wheels to turn.It has small diameter passages and spring-loaded valves that directs pressurized Power Steering Fluid to reduce steering effort.
What could go wrong?
Similar to your engine oil, when subjected to extreme temperatures and friction, the fluid breaks down.The results are: contamination, loss of lubrication properties, and formation of varnish deposits.Worn out, contaminated Power Steering Fluid can cause valves to stick and accelerate wear in the pump.This can lead to pump squeal, leaking seals, and chatter.Ignoring these problems can lead to mechanical failure and costly repairs.
How does Wilderness Auto Service make it right?
A trained Wilderness Auto Service technician will flush your Power Steering System using fluid exchange equipment that removes all of the old worn out fluid and replaces it with new fluid.Cleaning agents used during the exchange process removes varnish build-up and deposits.