Problems Caused by Low Power Steering Fluid?

Answer Power steering systems require a special type of hydraulic fluid. Housed in a vehicle's power steering pump unit, power steering fluid performs a variety of critical roles necessary to ensure the p... Read More »

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Power Steering Fluid Problems?

There are three things you should become familiar with before understanding the problems that can be caused by power steering fluid. You'll need a quick understanding of how the steering mechanism ... Read More »

Brake Fluid Vs. Power Steering Fluid?

Brake fluid and power steering fluid are not interchangeable and should never be mixed or substituted for each other. They are made of different substances and have different functions.

Is brake fluid the same as power steering fluid?

No, brake and power steering fluid are not the same. The power steering fluid lubricates the system that helps turn the steering wheel. Brake fluid lubricates the system that works with the brakes,... Read More »

Is power steering fluid the same as hydraulic fluid?

Power steering fluid is hydraulic fluid. It allows for the power to be transmitted in the power steering. You will notice a difficulty in turning the steering wheel when your fluid gets low. If thi... Read More »