I damage my system if I drive without any fluid in my
usually damage to your pump will happen within a short
period of time if you continue to drive with little or
no fluid in your power steering reservoir
I use a 'stop leak' type product in my power steering
fluid to stop a leak?
would strongly recommend that you do not use any of the
available products that are sold as additives to stop
a leak from the system they work by swelling up all of
the rubber in the entire system and can in the long run
cause more damage than the original leak.
have power steering fluid collecting in the rubber bellows
at either end of my steering rack, is this normal?
the rubber bellows are designed to keep dirt and debris
out of your steering rack and not to keep fluid in. The
rack bellows should only have a small amount of grease
inside them. Any signs of fluid in your bellows would
indicate a faulty power steering rack.
I have no steering if my power steering fails?
you will always have steering albeit heavy steering even
if you lose your power steering.
I have power steering fitted to a car that does not have
vehicles can have power steering fitted but it does depend
on the exact year and model of the vehicle and is usually
I have my power steering made heavier or lighter?
modifications to the pinion valve are sometimes possible,
it is both difficult and expensive to do.
I have my own faulty rack/pump rebuilt?
we can collect, rebuild and then return your unit to you,
usually within 48 hours. The costs are very similar to
having an exchange unit. Some people prefer to have their
own unit rebuilt if so please ask.
I need to flush my system through when I change my rack
debris and contaminants build up in the power steering
fluid over time and although the fluid will be partially
renewed when a rack or pump is changed about a third of
the old fluid will remain in the system together with
contaminants that will get into the new fluid and in turn
this may cause damage to your new rack or pump. Flushing
the system thoroughly with our purpose made flushing fluid
will help to extend the life of any power steering system.
Please ask for details.
is a reconditioned unit?
us at Western Power Steering a reconditioned unit is one
that has been completely stripped, cleaned meticulously,
all worn components replaced with O.E. quality parts,
rebuilt by a trained technician and tested to ensure the
Western Power Steering, Unit 6, Hanham Business Park, Memorial Rd, Hanham, Bristol, BS15 3JE. Tel: 0117 960 2906