How to Fix Your Power Steering Problems

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power steering problemsPower steering problems can be surprisingly frustrating.  Like many luxuries in life, once you get used to them being there, they start to feel more like requirements than luxuries.  If you’ve ever suddenly lost power steering in your vehicle, then you know exactly what we’re talking about.  Power steering used to be a luxury available on many cars, but far from a standard option.  On a 1969 Mustang, power steering was an option available from the factory but cost an extra $94.95 to have installed!  Today it is hard to imagine even the most economical of cars not having power steering standard.

Power steering systems have also evolved a lot since the option that was available on the 1969 Mustang. Many cars still use a simple hydraulic system but some have advanced to electric systems.  The benefit of an electric system is that when the power assist isn’t needed the system can shut down.  A traditional hydraulic power steering system is always sapping power from the engine because the hydraulic pump is running whether you need help steering or not.  Some electric power steering systems use an electric pump to pressurize hydraulic fluid while others skip the hydraulics altogether and just use a large electric motor to assist in turning the front wheels.  For more information on the benefits of each system, try reading Car and Driver’s review of the two types of systems.

Why is My Steering Wheel Hard to Turn?

If you are having problems with an electric power steering system you will most likely need to take a trip to the mechanic as they will have the right computer diagnostic tools to figure out what is wrong with the system.

If your vehicle has a more traditional hydraulic system and is having power steering problems, we’ll talk you through what your system needs to work so you can find the problem yourself.

To avoid power steering problems your vehicle needs:

  • A good engine belt
  • A good power steering pump
  • Clear passageways
  • The proper amount of clean power steering fluid

A Good Engine Belt

Your power steering system gets its power directly from your vehicle’s engine.  This is done with a belt that runs from your engine’s crankshaft to the power steering pump.  Some cars will have just 1 belt that snakes its way through all the pulleys on your engine, called a serpentine belt while other vehicles will have individual belts for each accessory.  In either case, if this belt gets frayed, glazed or breaks altogether, it will definitely cause your power steering system to malfunction.  If you have a sudden loss in power steering in your vehicle, a broken belt is a likely cause.  If you simply have a squeaking belt, the problem may be an easy fix.

A Good Power Steering Pump

For a great explanation of your power steering pump, visit this How Stuff Works page for a detailed explanation!  Since your power steering pump is a simple machine, the most common cause of failure for a power steering pump is the bearing going bad.  The bearing supports the shaft that connects the pulley outside the pump to the impeller inside the pump.  After miles of use, it is not unusual for these bearings to wear out.  In most cases, worn bearings will start to hum or whine and will change pitch with your engine RPM.  When they get very worn, they can cause leakage around the pump shaft behind the pulley and even allow the pulley to wobble.  In this case, simply replacing the pump will get things back to normal.

Clear Passageways

Your power steering system’s lifeblood is the hydraulic fluid being pumped through it.  The high pressure this fluid is at is used as a motive force for helping turn your front tires either through a power steering gear or rack.  The actual mechanism for turning high fluid pressure into motion in your tires is relatively complicated and accomplished through a variety of small passages.  If these passages become clogged it can cause your power steering system to malfunction.  Unfortunately, clogs are very difficult to diagnose because there is no way to measure the pressures in your power steering system.  If a clog is causing your power steering problems the first thing to do is to try flushing the system.  If that doesn’t work, often times you have to replace the entire steering rack or gear.

The last and most common of the power steering problems you may encounter is a leak.  First, your system may actually have a leak where it is drawing air into the system causing your pump to whine.  This leak would be due to a cracked or loose hose in between the fluid reservoir and the pump.  If you have a leak like this you will notice your power steering fluid getting foamy and your pump whining due to the air in the system.  In this case, you can replace those hoses or tighten the clamps to stop the leak.

You may also have a leak on the pressure side.  This leak could be where a rubber hose meets a hard line or at a seal on your power steering rack where it connects to your tie rods or where the steering column connects.  These seals are usually not serviceable so to get new seals you would need to replace the whole steering rack or gear which can get expensive.  An alternative would be to repair the seals in your power steering system to stop the leak using BlueDevil Power Steering Stop Leak.  Simply pour a bottle into your power steering fluid reservoir and BlueDevil Power Steering Stop Leak will seal your power steering leaks as your drive fixing your power steering problems.  Simply top off your system with the manufacturer’s recommended type of power steering fluid and have your car back to driving like normal quickly and inexpensively.

 

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219 responses to "How to Fix Your Power Steering Problems"

219 Comments

  1. skip on August 3, 2015 at 8:37 pm

    anything for the famous ford power steering whine, have a 1999 ranger 4.0 and have replace the pump only to have it still whine, no clogs tried all fluids, atf etc, no luck??

    ps, used the head gasket sealer on a dodge hemi and worked GREAT …..

    Thanks

    • BlueDevil Pro on August 4, 2015 at 8:27 am

      Skip-

      First of all we are very happy to hear of your success with the BlueDevil Head Gasket Sealer in the past. Unfortunately, we do not manufacture any products that will help with the whine you are experiencing. Our Power Steering product is specifically designed to stop power steering leaks.

      Thank You!

      -BDP

      • Naomi on April 2, 2016 at 5:24 pm

        What is the difference between this stop leak and the others on the market? I have tried several but still leaks.

        • BlueDevil Pro on April 5, 2016 at 10:35 am

          Naomi-

          Some oil additives are made specifically to increase the oil viscosity (make it thicker) and will often slow the leak but often times will not completely stop the leak. BlueDevil Power Steering Stop Leak works by slightly expanding, reconditioning, and rejuvenating the rubber seals & gaskets in the power steering system system. Once the leak is stopped it is a permanent repair; the product only needs to be added 1 time. After 1/3 of a bottle of BlueDevil Power Steering Stop Leak has been added you can expect to start seeing results within about 100 miles of driving. Our BlueDevil Product also carries a money back guarantee.

          Thank you!

          -BDP

          • Pamela on September 1, 2016 at 7:22 am

            I have the problem with the steering wheel change everything but no change,now I have to take it back to the shop,Will asked mechanic to try blue devil



          • BlueDevil Pro on September 1, 2016 at 10:08 am

            Pamela-

            Please contact our technical support line at 888-863-0426 so that we can get a better understanding of the vehicle’s condition and to see whether you would be a candidate for BlueDevil.

            Thank you!

            -BDP



          • Tim Burton on June 25, 2017 at 1:11 am

            My car leaks about 2 teaspoons of power steering fluid every 3 days. Would Blue Devil work for me?



          • BlueDevil Pro on June 26, 2017 at 2:25 pm

            Tim-

            Based on your description, you would be a great candidate for the BlueDevil Power Steering Stop Leak. You should expect to see results after about 100-200 miles of driving.

            Thank you!

            -BDP



          • anthonyl Martin on October 27, 2020 at 5:40 am

            Does blue devil make or sale a product that flushes the entire power system?



          • BlueDevil Pro on October 27, 2020 at 8:24 am

            Anthonyl-

            Unfortunately, we do not manufacture a power steering flush additive. However, you can simply flush the power steering system by pumping out the old fluid and refilling the system with fresh, clean power steering fluid.

            Thank you!

            -BDP



    • Cristina on June 6, 2017 at 8:37 pm

      I own a 2008 Toyota Corolla(electric steering). I recently got in an accident. I was driving on the freeway @about 75mph when my car had vibration and felt wobbly and would not stay straight. When I tried to correct, the car seemed to over correct and sent my car out of control. I’m wondering what could’ve caused this to happen?

      • BD Auto Pro on June 7, 2017 at 7:41 pm

        Cristina,

        Thanks for your question about your 2008 Corolla. The problem you experienced sounds more like a failed steering linkage. If your steering to heavy or hard to turn it could have been due to a failure in your power steering system, but the vibration and wobbling at high speeds sounds like you had a tie rod end or ball joint fail while you were driving which would allow one or both of your front wheels to wonder significantly off track making your car unstable and very hard to control. We hope that you didn’t get hurt!

        Thanks again for your question!
        -BD Auto Pro

    • Alonzo on September 14, 2017 at 5:24 pm

      I replaced my power steering fluid I flushed it I put I put some new power steering fluid in Connected everything back together now when I try to drive my car it would not pull I will put it in drive but it would not pull or reverse

      • BD Auto Pro on September 14, 2017 at 8:58 pm

        Alonzo,

        Thanks for your question. It sounds like your car won’t move forwards or backward when shifted into drive or reverse. If that is the case, our recommendation would be to check and make sure the lines you flushed were power steering lines not transmission fluid lines. If you drained your transmission fluid, possibly through the transmission cooler lines, it would have caused the problems you’re having. Try checking your transmission fluid level and condition and going from there.

        Thanks again for your question!
        -BD Auto Pro

  2. ashley trahan on October 27, 2015 at 3:41 pm

    Can I use bluedevil power steering stop leak in a 2003 lexus es300?

    • BlueDevil Pro on October 27, 2015 at 4:15 pm

      Ashley-

      Yes, the BlueDevil Power Steering Stop Leak is compatible in your Lexus. You will be adding 1/3 of the bottle into your power steering reservoir. You should start to see results after about 100-200 miles of driving.

      Thank you!

      -BDP

  3. Dejana Robinson on November 11, 2015 at 11:39 am

    Hi every time I was turning my car my steering wheel would make a strange noise it was doing it for months then all of sudden my steering wheel just got hard to turn put power steering fluid in it and it loosened up a lil bit but still is hard to turn can you tell me what that problem may be

    • BlueDevil Pro on November 17, 2015 at 12:49 am

      Dejena,

      Thanks for your question about your power steering. Based on the fact that things got better when you added power steering fluid, it sounds like you’ve simply got a leak in your system. Add BlueDevil Power Steering Stop Leak (available here: http://store.gobdp.com/power-steering-stop-leak-00232/) to seal your leak, then top your system off with the proper amount of fluid. After you top things off you may have to drive for a few days and turn your wheels all the way to one side, then the other a few times to get all the air out and quiet things down.

      Thanks again for your question!
      -BD Auto Pro

  4. Ashley on November 12, 2015 at 8:28 pm

    My ps was stiff and whined. Just replaced the pump bled it and everything seemed fine. Went to back out, no steering and no whining. A little squeak from the belt possibly from fluid getting on it. Any ideas?

    • Ashley on November 12, 2015 at 8:29 pm

      It’s a 2005 Honda Accord ex v6

    • BlueDevil Pro on November 20, 2015 at 5:20 pm

      Ashley,

      Thanks for your question about your power steering. If I’m reading your question correctly, after you replaced your power pump you didn’t have any power assist in your steering. If that is the case, it sounds like you’ve actually got a problem in your power steering rack or steering gear. Your pump may have been whining due to an excessively high pressure due to damage or a clog in your steering rack. If this is the case it could cause your power steering to stop working altogether even with a good pump.

      Thanks again for your question!
      -BD Auto Pro

    • Hunter Dane Jentzsch on June 28, 2020 at 9:27 am

      2002 Dodge ram 1500 …

      I replaced the water pump n then as I’m pulling out my power steering went to a halt… Very hard to turn … Any ideas?

      • BlueDevil Pro on June 29, 2020 at 11:51 am

        Hunter-

        Thank you for asking about your Dodge Ram 1500. Does the power steering fluid appear to be low or did you notice any fluid on the ground? Are you hearing any noises when turning the steering wheel like a grinding or whining? Please contact our technical support line at 888-863-0426 so that we can get a little better understanding of the vehicle’s condition and be able to make any appropriate recommendations.

        Thank you!

        -BDP

  5. Edna Juarez on January 5, 2016 at 6:11 pm

    Hi my 00 Chevy Silverado still runs never had a squeaking noise, still have steering wheel fluid in the reservoir but hard to turn, can you please help me out

    • BlueDevil Pro on January 22, 2016 at 9:45 am

      Edna,

      Thanks for your question about your Silverado. It sounds like you’re in need of a power steering fluid flush. Old fluid can lead to small clogs in the system, poor lubrication or other problems that can lead to stiff turning in your vehicle. Try having your system properly flushed to remove all the old fluid and any clogs or debris. If that doesn’t get your steering back to normal it could be an indication that your power steering pump is starting to wear or you have a clog somewhere in your steering gear.

      Thanks again for your question!
      -BD Auto Pro

  6. Ahleeyah on January 8, 2016 at 6:50 pm

    Good evening I had a previous PS pump that was making that loud whining noise even if I put in PS fluid, so I bought another PS pump. It is a remanufactured pump but now the steering is super hard and I can hardly steer the car.
    PS I drive a 2011 Ford Focus

    • BlueDevil Pro on January 12, 2016 at 1:15 pm

      Ahleeyah-

      Thank you for asking about your Ford Focus. Being that you have just replaced the power steering pump, it sounds like you may be losing fluid from another area of the power steering unit, ie the rack and pinion. We recommend using the BlueDevil Power Steering Stop Leak. You should expect to see results after about 100-200 miles of driving.

      Thank you!

      -BDP

  7. Casey Brown on January 12, 2016 at 9:12 pm

    Had power steering pump and belt both replaced and steering wheel still a little stiff to turn at all speeds. When I run through a rain puddle it gets better then once it dries it’s back to being stiff. What could be the cause of the issue please I’ve spent enough money on this issue.

  8. Kevin N on February 1, 2016 at 6:24 pm

    Hi, is your product compatible with a Mercedes Benz C180 Kompressor?

    • BlueDevil Pro on February 2, 2016 at 10:39 am

      Kevin-

      Yes, BlueDevil Power Steering Stop Leak is compatible to use in your Mercedes. Per the directions, you should add 1/3 of the bottle for proper application. You can expect to start seeing results after about 100 miles of driving.

      Thank you!

      -BDP

  9. Antoine D. on February 13, 2016 at 3:14 am

    Hi, I have a power steering leak from my 2008 ML350 (110,000 miles), very soft steering and no noise. Can I keep this problem and just add the normal red power steering fluid or this may worsen ? Mercedes dealer told me I have to fix it (cost around $ 1000) and it is NOT safe to add any “stop leak fluid” because it will harm the system.
    What’s you advice please. Thanks.

    • BlueDevil Pro on February 24, 2016 at 4:22 pm

      Antoine-

      We have safely and effectively used BlueDevil Power Steering Stop Leak in numerous BMW’s in the past. We recommend adding 1/3 of a bottle to your power steering reservoir. Once added you can expect to start seeing results after about 100 miles of driving.

      Thank you!

      -BDP

      • The One on December 26, 2017 at 10:17 am

        So will the car be safe to drive immediately.

        • BlueDevil Pro on December 28, 2017 at 11:14 am

          The One-

          Once the product seals, it would create a permanent seal. Typically, you should expect to see results after about 100-200 miles of driving.

          Thank you!

          -BDP

          • Brett on July 31, 2021 at 1:27 am

            Hi I have a 94 ford territory never had a problem with the power steering until I was on motorway . the auto gearbox had been slipping for a while before this when the top radiator hose split when on motorway . got tow truck home and noticed split hose had light colored oil in it. Topped up gearbox oil and now power steering isn’t working but resiviour is full. Please help.



          • BlueDevil Pro on August 2, 2021 at 9:00 am

            Brett-

            Thank you for asking about your Ford Territory. Are you getting any codes popping up on the dash? Prior to the issue you had on the motorway, were you hearing any whining/grinding noises? You can try bleeding the system to make sure there are no air pockets or other restrictions. If that doesn’t help, your best option may be to bring the vehicle into a shop for inspection.

            Thank you!

            -BDP



  10. Mrs Julia willoughby on February 14, 2016 at 12:00 pm

    My vauxallmariva power steering went about 8 weeks ago came back when I stopped the car took it to garage had it checked. has been going ok until today when it did it again so stopped engine and started up again it was back what do you thinkI should do about it .

    • BlueDevil Pro on February 25, 2016 at 3:29 pm

      Julia-

      Based on your description, we would recommend using the BlueDevil Power Steering Stop Leak, found here: http://store.gobdp.com/power-steering-stop-leak-00232/ . As long as you are not losing fluid too quickly, you would be a good candidate for the product. You should expect to see results after about 100-200 miles of driving.

      Thank you!

      -BDP

    • Phil M on August 12, 2016 at 10:18 pm

      There is a known fault with vauxhall meriva steering columns. Power steering is electric not hydraulic. It is highly likely that if you contact Vauxhall customer services and the fault can be proven to be attributed to this known issue that Vauxhall will voluntarily replace your steering column at their cost or at least assist in cost. Check out vauxhall owners group forums.

  11. Jeff H. on February 14, 2016 at 1:33 pm

    I have replaced the power steering pump, rack and pinion. Clean stop-leak fluid. No leaks are visible, more then enough pressure coming from the pump. Still has a whining noise. Need help.

    • BlueDevil Pro on March 3, 2016 at 4:00 pm

      Jeff,

      Thanks for your question about your power steering system. Whining noises are usually caused by clogs in the system, air entrained in the fluid or a bad pump. Since you’ve replaced so much, the only likely possibilities left is that there is a clog in the high pressure line, there is air leaking into the low pressure line or the replacement pump you installed is damaged or not correct for your vehicle. Try checking the high pressure line for clogs and tightening the fittings or clamps on the low pressure line to eliminate those problems. It might also be worth checking to see if the pump you installed is an OEM pump or remanufactured.

      Thanks again for your question!
      -BD Auto Pro

  12. Darren on February 26, 2016 at 5:22 pm

    Hi there,
    I have problems with my 94 Toyota mr2, cold mornings steering very hard to turn, improves when car has warmed up, can hear wining noise from pump, I’ve also turned key off and on while driving strangely this improves steering. Fuild is topped up, any advise will be greatly appreciated.
    Many thanks Darren.

    • BlueDevil Pro on March 11, 2016 at 10:29 am

      Darren,

      Thanks for your question about your MR2. The difficult steering could be an indication that your pump is failing, you have a clog in your system or you power steering fluid is simply very old. You can eliminate the problem of bad fluid or a clog by flushing your power steering system with clean fluid which will ensure you’ve got clean new fluid and will hopefully remove any clogs. If that doesn’t help, you may consider replacing your power steering pump to increase the pressure in your system.

      Thanks again for your question!
      -BD Auto Pro

  13. manny on February 29, 2016 at 3:08 am

    Hi, is your product compatible with a toyota vios model 2015?

    • BlueDevil Pro on February 29, 2016 at 1:07 pm

      Manny-

      Yes, the Power Steering Stop Leak is compatible with your Toyota Vios. You should expect to see results after about 100-200 miles of driving.

      Thank you!

      -BDP

    • BlueDevil Pro on February 29, 2016 at 1:35 pm

      Manny-

      The BlueDevil Power Steering Stop Leak is compatible to use in your Toyota!

      Thank you!

      -BDP

  14. miguel8920 on March 5, 2016 at 10:46 pm

    My 2006 nissan altima has a power steering leak i changed the pump but still leaking from the bottom its small drops will bluedevil work on 06 nissan altima 2.5s base 4cylinders

    • BlueDevil Pro on March 16, 2016 at 9:31 am

      Miguel-

      Thank you for asking about your Nissan Altima. Based on your description, you would be a good candidate for the BlueDevil Power Steering Stop Leak. You should expect to see results after about 100-200 miles of driving.

      Thank you!

      -BDP

  15. alan on March 10, 2016 at 10:46 pm

    my 2004 Toyota minivan for a while intermitantly lost power on steering every now and then was fine for months now starting again and with lose of power. it made some type of clank sound fluid never changed but does not look like it leaked any ideas?

    • BlueDevil Pro on March 19, 2016 at 1:24 pm

      Alan,

      Thanks for your question about your 2004 Toyota. Usually, an intermittent loss of power steering is due to a very low fluid level. If your fluid is up to the full line in your reservoir then that would rule out that possibility and would probably indicate an internal problem with your power steering rack. If the rack had an internal failure it would allow the high pressure fluid to leak by causing intermittent problems and maybe the clank that you heard.

      Thanks again for your question!
      -BD Auto Pro

  16. Rita Richardson on March 15, 2016 at 11:06 pm

    While driving a 2013 Hyundai Elantra on a 3 lane highway at 100 k, without warning the car jerked into the left lane, then into the right lane, back to the left lane and then to the right lane, at which time the driver was able to get control of the steering and exit the highway. Any idea of what caused the car to take over the steering would be greatly appreciated. The dealer has not found the problem. This happened early in the morning on a Saturday or it would most certainly have caused a serious accident.

    • BlueDevil Pro on March 30, 2016 at 7:40 pm

      Rita,

      Thanks for your question about your Hyundai Elantra. The problem you’re describing is really difficult to diagnose, it sounds like even for the dealership. I believe your car has an electronic power steering system, meaning there is an electric motor mounted to the steering column that assists you in turning the steering wheel. Our best guess would be that this motor malfunction and turned your car even when you weren’t attempting to. It may be worth having the dealership check the condition of that motor and its wiring to see if that could have caused the issue.

      Thanks again for your question!
      -BD Auto Pro

  17. Loyiso Masimini on March 17, 2016 at 1:28 am

    hi, i have a 2002 mazda etude recently i have noticed an oil patch on the ground where i park the car and i noticed that my ps oil level has droped and theres is oil on the belts and on the inside if the bonet. the car wheels still turning fine

    • BlueDevil Pro on March 17, 2016 at 9:36 am

      Loyiso-

      Thank you for asking about your Mazda Etude. As long as you are not losing power steering fluid too quickly, you would be a good candidate for the BlueDevil Power Steering Stop Leak, found here: http://store.gobdp.com/power-steering-stop-leak-00232/ . You should expect to see results after about 100-200 miles of driving.

      Thank you!

      -BDP

  18. ja on March 27, 2016 at 12:08 am

    Can I use your stop leak on a 1999 VW Jetta?

    • BlueDevil Pro on March 28, 2016 at 11:13 am

      Ja-

      Yes, BlueDevil Oil Stop Leak is compatible to use in your 1999 VW Jetta. You can expect to start seeing results after about 100 miles of driving.

      Thank you!

      -BDP

  19. ja on March 27, 2016 at 12:10 am

    Also, is your product available in Canada? London, Ontario to be specific.

  20. Rolando on March 30, 2016 at 5:44 am

    I have a grand caravan 2009 with approximately 70000kms. I went to dealer to fixed the my steering problem but still after a few days until now I encountered the same problem it’s stiff & hard to turn the steering wheel specially if I did not warm up the vehicle. They change my reservoir, they flush the steering oil and put a new one. But still it’s not good until now. So please I really need your advise to solve this problem of my van.thank you in advance and more power..

    • BlueDevil Pro on March 31, 2016 at 1:39 pm

      Rolando,

      Thanks for your question about your Grand Caravan. The first thing to do would be to check your power steering fluid level. If you have a leak you would find a low level in the reservoir and it would cause the problems you’re describing. If you do find a leak, use BlueDevil Power Steering Stop Leak (available here: http://store.gobdp.com/power-steering-stop-leak-00232/) to seal to leak. If you don’t have a leak, then it sounds like you may have a bad power steering pump and should have that replaced as well.

      Thanks again for your question!
      -BD Auto Pro

      • Bobbie N Hardaway on July 24, 2020 at 11:40 pm

        I replaced p/s pump and belt power steering was good for like 2 weeks … Then no p/s again so I replaced pump belt water pump and belt tensioner then I had power steering but belt was rubbing tensioner and frayed it.. so made sure p/s pump pulley was aligned bout new belt… Then the p)s went in and out, in and out.. like when I slowed down r turning I may r may not have power steering.
        A friend of mine said part house gave me wrong belt , belt was not long enough.. ok… Got long belt fix fraying issue but I have NO P/S AT ALLLLLL NOW… HELP ME PKEASE ITS AV02 PONTIAC GRAND AM GT1 3.4 LITTER WITH VARIABLE ASSIT STERERING… PLEASE HELP IM SICK OF SPENDING MONEY.. .

        • BD Auto Pro on July 30, 2020 at 9:28 pm

          Bobbie,

          Thanks for your question about your Pontiac Grand Am. We’re assuming you’ve now got the right belt and pump pulley is spinning properly. Since your car has the variable power assist it’s possible one of the sensors has gone bad in the system, either a speed sensor on one of your wheels or a pressure sensor in your steering system. You may be able to have your system scanned at a dealership or mechanic with an advanced scan tool to detect a bad sensor or you may have to manually measure the sensor values. Another possibility is that you’ve got a clog in your power steering that is inhibiting the power steering fluid flow causing the steering to get heavy. A power steering fluid flush or new rack and pinion may solve this problem.

    • Peter cherutich on August 23, 2020 at 3:33 pm

      I have honda airwave ,just noted ps stiff and some noise from the engine ..not sure of the problem

      • BlueDevil Pro on August 24, 2020 at 9:01 am

        Peter-

        Thank you for asking about your Honda Airwave. The best place to start would be to check the power steering fluid level to see if the fluid is low. If so, we recommend using the BlueDevil Power Steering Stop Leak to help stop the loss of power steering fluid. You would be adding 1/3 of the bottle into your power steering reservoir, topping the system off with power steering fluid (as needed), and you should expect to start seeing results after 100-200 miles of driving.

        Thank you!

        -BDP

  21. Sarah on April 1, 2016 at 5:09 pm

    I have a Ford Fiesta and has a slight power steering leak I still have power steering and no noise or no burning smell

  22. bobby on April 13, 2016 at 11:41 am

    i have a 2007 mustang and i was out with friends and did donuts in a rocky parking lot and after that every so often i would lose power steering for 2 or 3 seconds and it would come back and i have no idea what is wrong with it. Also, sometimes when i put the pedal down hard you can kind of hear a squeaking sound over the engine and im not sure if that has to do with the belt or thats just how the car is made.

    • BlueDevil Pro on May 10, 2016 at 8:38 pm

      Bobby,

      Thanks for your question about your Mustang. The donuts probably wouldn’t have damaged your power steering system, but it’s possible that running your engine at a higher RPM for an extended time could have damaged your power steering pump or overheated your power steering fluid. You might start with a power steering fluid flush if you haven’t performed one recently and see if that could remove any clogs or debris from your system that might cause the loss of power steering. The loss of power combined with the squeaking sound could also indicate that your engine belt is worn or glazed and needs to be replaced and is simply slipping on your power steering pump.

      Thanks again for your question!
      -BD Auto Pro

  23. Jude Mate on April 20, 2016 at 8:41 pm

    Can I use this BlueDevil stop leak to stop a power steering leakage in an 2008 Mercedes R350?

    • BlueDevil Pro on April 21, 2016 at 8:34 am

      Jude-

      Yes, the BlueDevil Power Steering Stop Leak is compatible in your Mercedes R350. You will be adding 1/3 of the bottle into your power steering reservoir. You should expect to see results after about 100-200 miles of driving.

      Thank you!

      -BDP

  24. Tina on May 2, 2016 at 1:21 pm

    I have a 1997 Nissan Maxima. Ive just replaced the power steering pump about a month or so ago. The fluid is still full in the reservoir, but its extremely hard to turn my steering wheel again. What could possibly be wrong??

    • BD Auto Pro on May 13, 2016 at 9:14 pm

      Tina,

      When you replace your power steering pump you should raise your front tires off the ground and turn them from lock to lock while adding fluid to the reservoir to ensure your system is full of fluid before starting the engine to avoid damaging your new pump. If you’re sure the fluid is full and the new pump is working properly then you may have a very large clog in your steer rack that may be lowering the pressure and making your wheels hard to turn. If you suspect this is the case, you may consider performing a power steering flush to try and remove the clog. This could also simply be an indication that the power steer rack is worn out and is failing to provide power assist and you need to replace the rack.

      Thanks again for your question!
      -BD Auto Pro

  25. Matt on May 13, 2016 at 11:46 pm

    I have a 2003 Honda and my power steering actually cuts in and out. It isn’t bad all the time, but it is some of the time. It seems to get better as I drive, like it warms up, but that isn’t always the case. It’s good sometimes and bad sometimes and is unpredictable. Any ideas?

    • BD Auto Pro on May 20, 2016 at 10:09 am

      Matt,

      Thanks for your question about your 2003 Honda. Usually when power steering is in and out like this its an indication of a low fluid level, or really old fluid. Try checking your power steering fluid level first. If you find a low fluid level, add BlueDevil Power Steering Stop Leak (available here: http://store.gobdp.com/power-steering-stop-leak-00232/) and top off your system with the correct type of fluid. Also if you find old dark fluid, you may consider having your system flushed and fresh fluid added.

      If neither of these seem to be the problem, then the problem’s you’re having probably indicate excessive internal wear in your power steering rack allowing pressure to bypass certain components and it may need to be replaced in the near future.

      Thanks again for your question!
      -BD Auto Pro

      • Matt on May 22, 2016 at 4:12 pm

        Thank you. This is very helpful.

  26. gavin holloway on May 25, 2016 at 1:57 pm

    hi i have a 2003 citroen xsara picasso when sat idle if i turn the steering wheel it makes the engine and revs fluctuate they rise then fall and the engine revs fall and sounds like the engine is going to cut out it hasn’t cut out yet and i haven’t experienced any loss in power steering when driving but would like to know why the engine keeps fluctuating when i’m sat idling the fluid is at the right level

    • BD Auto Pro on June 8, 2016 at 6:41 pm

      Gavin,

      When you turn your steering wheel it puts a significant load on your engine especially at idle speeds so it’s no unusual for your RPMS to drop when you initial turn the steering wheel. Most vehicles have a system to raise the idle when turning the steering wheel at idle to keep this from happening. You can check that system for proper operation by inspecting the vacuum hoses running to and from your power steering pump for cracks or brakes.

      Thanks again for your question!
      -BD Auto Pro

  27. Basil Lilly on June 9, 2016 at 4:01 pm

    I have a 2012 Chevy Silverado 1500 . When you first start the truck and start to drive the steering wheel is hard to turn. After driving the truck for a few miles it gets easier to turn the steering wheel.

    • BD Auto Pro on June 20, 2016 at 10:09 am

      Basil,

      Thanks for your question about your Chevy Silverado. The first thing we would recommend doing is seeing if your truck and steering system would still be under a factory warranty. Since your truck is so new, you may be able to have it inspected and fixed under a factory warranty.

      If your truck is out of warranty, then you can start by checking your power steering fluid level. A low fluid level would cause the problem you’re experiencing and as you drive the fluid would heat up and expand allowing things to work properly. If you find a low fluid level, add BlueDevil Power Steering Stop Leak (available here: http://store.gobdp.com/power-steering-stop-leak-00232/) then top off the fluid with the fluid recommended in your owner’s manual. If you don’t find a low fluid level then you probably have a clog somewhere in your system and should consider getting a power steering fluid flush.

      Thanks again for your question!
      -BD Auto Pro

  28. annie on June 17, 2016 at 5:02 pm

    I have a 99pontiac grand prix gt.there is no power steering and no leak also no whining.there is a rear main leak and it gets on the belt.the belt is tore a little thinner.can’tAfford to fix the rearmain seal.what do I do?

    • BD Auto Pro on June 20, 2016 at 12:00 pm

      Annie,

      Thanks for your question about your Pontiac Grand Prix. The first thing we would recommend doing is replacing the engine belt on your car. If that belt breaks it will leave you stranded and should be a relatively inexpensive fix. That may also get your power steering working properly again. If a new belt doesn’t help and you’re sure the power steering system is full of fluid, then you may need to replace your power steering pump.

      For your rear main seal, we would recommend you use BlueDevil Read Main Sealer (Available here: http://store.gobdp.com/rear-main-sealer-00234/) to seal the leak and keep your car safe.

      Thanks again for your question!
      -BD Auto Pro

  29. Brenda on July 18, 2016 at 9:50 am

    My vehicle is a 2002 Olds Bravada.
    I had low power steering fluid and when I filled it up it seemed fine. However, it usually works when I initially start the vehicle but seems to have issues after it has been driven for a bit. It is especially bad when reversing. That is when it doesn’t seem to work at all. I can usually get it to work again when the vehicle is cooled down and restarted.
    suggestions of anything I can do myself? Regular driving is usually ok but I pull a trailer often and reversing is awful with a trailer and no power steering. That’s when I have the most difficulty.

    • BD Auto Pro on August 11, 2016 at 5:03 pm

      Brenda,

      Thanks for your question about your Oldsmobile Bravada. If your power steering fluid is full and you’re still having difficulty steering then you might have a worn power steering pump, worn steering rack, or a large clog somewhere in your system. It is probably most difficult in reverse simply because of the low speed and the direction of force on your steering knuckly. The only thing you can try doing is flushing the power steering fluid to see if that could remove a clog or allow the pump to be more efficient. If that doesn’t work, you may need to replace the pump or the rack.

      Thanks again for your question!
      -BD Auto Pro

  30. Jerry on August 4, 2016 at 7:34 pm

    I have a 2008 F150 and have a leak in the metal pipe that comes out of the bottom of the reservior
    Will this stop the leak until I can get it fixed ?

    • BlueDevil Pro on August 5, 2016 at 9:47 am

      Jerry-

      Thank you for asking about your Ford F150. The BlueDevil Power Steering Stop Leak is only intended for the rubbers in the system. Unfortunately, BlueDevil does not manufacture a product for the type of leak you have described. A hard part repair may be your best option.

      Thank you!

      -BDP

  31. Sam on August 10, 2016 at 3:09 am

    hi BDP

    thanks for reading my comment, my ps system make me sick. please help.
    I have a 08 Wrx STI , I have air leak into the ps system everyday. Cold start my car will come with whining noise when I turn my wheels, lots air bubbles in the reservoir, but noise and air bubbles will gone after 5 mins when the engine warm up. Already replace steering rack, some hoses and also some oring on the pump. And also used different brand no leak fluid. problem still there. now my workshop suggest I change the pump as well. I can not see any fluid leak outside of the ps system. What I am thinking is somewhere is leaking air in when the car cold,and after I start my engine, bubbles went out and noise gone. but I can not found any leaking outside the system, so I am just wondering will the ps pump leak? do you think is a good idea to change the pump?

    Thanks
    Sam

    • BD Auto Pro on September 3, 2016 at 5:59 pm

      Sam,

      Thanks again for your question about your WRX and we’re sorry you’re still having problems with your power steering. The problem you’re having isn’t super common but other Impreza drivers have talked about the same thing. You may consider checking out some Subaru forums to see if you can find someone else who has discovered the source of the problem. Replacing your power steering pump may help, just make sure if you do you bleed the system of air by raising the front tires off the ground and turning the wheel side to side multiple times before starting the car. Unfortunately, since you’re dealing with a very slow air leak it’s going to be very difficult to find in your system.

      Thanks again for your question!
      -BD Auto Pro

  32. Maria on August 17, 2016 at 9:21 am

    I had a new power steering pump put on my 2008 Chevy Impala, it is leaking power steering fluid and once again whining and steering hard, what could be the problem?

    • BlueDevil Pro on August 18, 2016 at 3:12 pm

      Maria-

      Thank you for asking about your Chevy Impala. Based on your description, we recommend using the BlueDevil Power Steering Stop Leak, found here on our website: http://store.gobdp.com/power-steering-stop-leak-00232/ . You will be adding 1/3 of the bottle to your power steering reservoir and should expect to see results after about 100-200 miles of driving.

      Thank you!

      -BDP

  33. Ike meracap on August 20, 2016 at 6:47 pm

    My vios 2007 had a electronic power steering problem heavy turning.power enough and PS indication on the hood.can this be reset by the shop having diagnosis test equipment.or is there any other problem.thanks

    • BD Auto Pro on September 3, 2016 at 6:14 pm

      Ike,

      Thanks for your question about your 2007 Vios. Yes, a mechanic should be able to use diagnostic equipment to find out why the power steering indication is on in your car. That should help you figure out why the steering is heavy and get things back to normal.

      Thanks again for your question!
      -BD Auto Pro

  34. tien nguyen on August 24, 2016 at 12:20 am

    My car is toyota sienna 2000
    When l turn the steering wheel to left sides is easy but when l turn to right side is very hard. Please help me out, thanks.

    • BD Auto Pro on September 3, 2016 at 6:40 pm

      Tien,

      Thanks for your question about your 2000 Sienna. The problem you’re describing could be anything from a clog in the system to bad steering component like a tie rod end. We would recommend having your front end checked first for alignment and bad components as that is a relatively inexpensive check. If everything checks out fine there you may consider getting a power steering fluid flush to see if that can clear up any clogs.

      Thanks again for your question!
      -BD Auto Pro

  35. Andy on September 20, 2016 at 9:32 pm

    Hi,

    I am driving a vios 2012, my EPS feels heavy when my car is in stand still. The P/S light is not on while driving, but yet it feels heavier to steer the car as compared to last time.

    What would be the causes?

    Thank you

    • BD Auto Pro on September 28, 2016 at 6:49 pm

      Andy,

      Thanks for your question about your 2012 Vios. Electronic power steering may become heavy due to a worn out motor so you may consider having your power steering motor tested to see how much current it is drawing. The heaviness of your steering could also indicate worn out steering linkage or even an underinflated tire.

      Thanks again for your question!
      -BD Auto Pro

  36. cynthia on September 24, 2016 at 4:28 pm

    i have a 2000 dodge dakota sport replaced rack and pinion, tie rods, belt and lines and it didnt leak for a solid month after replacing these parts and now it leaks on the passenger side boot on the rack …what could be causing it to leak after a month…the rack was a remanufacture product…

    • BD Auto Pro on September 30, 2016 at 12:38 pm

      Cynthia,

      Thanks for your question about your 2000 Dodge Dakota! It sounds like the remanufactured steering rack you purchased may have been slightly defective allow the leak to start so soon. Most remanufactured components like the one you purchased are covered by short-term warranties to guard against problems like this so our first recommendation would be to talk with the manufacturer of the part and see if they will replace it under a warranty.

      You can also try BlueDevil Power Steering Stop Leak (available here: http://store.gobdp.com/power-steering-stop-leak-00232/) to seal.

      Thanks again for your question!
      -BD Auto Pro

  37. Tim Newman on September 25, 2016 at 2:47 pm

    My 05 nissan altima has a crack in the housing and the mechanic says replace it at the tune of $500. Will Blue Devil seal the leak in the cracked plastic housing? Thank you.

    • BlueDevil Pro on September 27, 2016 at 9:25 am

      Tim-

      Thank you for asking about your Nissan Altima. The BlueDevil Power Steering Stop Leak is only intended for the rubbers in the system. Unfortunately, a hard part repair may be your best option.

      Thank you!

      -BDP

  38. Irma on October 5, 2016 at 10:05 am

    2005 Buick Lacrosse. Stirring wheel very hard to turn on both sides. Reservoir is full. No noises coming from pump. When I then wheel to either side I hear hissing.

    • BD Auto Pro on October 7, 2016 at 12:18 pm

      Irma,

      Thanks for your question about your 2005 Buck Lacrosse. It’s possible that you’ve got a large clog in your power steering system reducing the pressure and making your steering wheel difficult to turn. You may consider having a power steering fluid flush performed on your vehicle to see if it can clear up the clog and get your steering feel back to normal.

      The other possibility is that you’ve got a worn or damaged steering components like an inner or outer tie rod end. You may also consider having those components inspected and possibly an alignment performed.

      Thanks again for your question!
      -BD Auto Pro

  39. Charles Phillips on October 22, 2016 at 5:14 pm

    My 2001 Volvo v70 XC AWD Wagon started doing something strange lately. Will be driving along and the steering tends to move to the right and then corrects itself. No leaks, pump sounds ok and fluid level is ok. Would adding this product help, possible a sticking valve in the rack and pinion system. Your response would be appreciated. Any comments/advise on this issue.

    • BlueDevil Pro on October 24, 2016 at 12:30 pm

      Charles-

      Thank you for asking about your Volvo v70. Based on your description, the symptoms you are having lead more towards an alignment issue than a power steering problem. We recommend bringing the vehicle for an inspection and possible alignment job. If it turns out that a sticking valve in the rack and pinion is causing the issue, the product may be used to revitalize and recondition the rubbers in the system. Feel free to contact our technical support line at 888-863-0426 with any other questions.

      Thank you!

      -BDP

  40. Edmunds on October 31, 2016 at 5:00 am

    Hello! Can i use The BlueDevil Power Steering Stop Leak on Mercedes Benz C320 W203 2000 year. Got problems with steering wheel pump, it does sounds when steering and when i checked oil level it was almost empty, so i added oil to max, now it`s better sound is less but still it`s there, under the pump there is oilly ground, and my car goes to right side, allingment is perfect and tiers are good. Any suggestions?

    • BlueDevil Pro on November 1, 2016 at 9:51 am

      Edmunds-

      Yes, the BlueDevil Power Steering Stop Leak is compatible and safe to use on your Mercedes Benz C320. You should expect to start seeing results after about 100-200 miles of driving.

      Thank you!

      -BDP

  41. Jade Brunet on November 21, 2016 at 9:00 pm

    I appreciate this article about how to fix power steering problems. It is good to know that a good engine belt will help the system to work properly. It would be best to seek professional help when it comes to installing this belt to ensure that the job is done correctly.

  42. Ace on December 11, 2016 at 6:36 pm

    I have a good one. 1981 Ford f100. I replaced the power steering pump and bled the system while front lifted. The wheels will turn all the way to the right on their own. New tie rods etc. Also put a remanufactured gear. Any ideas?

    • BD Auto Pro on December 19, 2016 at 6:13 pm

      Ace,

      Thanks for your question about your 1981 F100. It sounds like you’ve got everything replaced in the power steering system so that shouldn’t be the problem. The natural ability of your wheels to fall to center rather than one lock or the other is created by the caster. Caster is number of degrees that your steering knuckled axis is tilted backward or forwards. It is a normal value to have measured during an alignment, so it may be worth having an alignment performed on your truck to see if your caster is off and having it adjusted back to factory spec.

      Thanks again for your question!
      -BD Auto Pro

  43. willy busienei on January 9, 2017 at 1:45 am

    when i turn steering wheel,it make strange noise.what might be problem

    • BlueDevil Pro on January 11, 2017 at 9:28 am

      Willy-

      What kind of strange noise are you hearing? Please contact our technical support line at 888-863-0426 so that we can get a better understanding of the vehicle’s condition and be able to make any appropriate recommendations.

      Thank you!

      -BDP

  44. Dennis E Lang on January 11, 2017 at 1:09 am

    I changed my PS pump because it waqasleaking like a sive.After R&R the pumpfilling it with fluid,motor running pump spinning and cant turn the stering wheel. What do you think could be causing this?.I am a pretty big manand quite strong and I couldn;t turn the wheel with all my might.

    • BlueDevil Pro on January 20, 2017 at 9:28 am

      Dennis-

      Are you still noticing a loss of power steering fluid? Please contact our technical support team at 888-863-0426 so that we can get a better understanding of the vehicle’s condition and be able to make any appropriate recommendations.

      Thank you!

      -BDP

  45. Brandy on January 27, 2017 at 12:08 pm

    I have a shimmy from front end. My power steering comes and goes. I turn the car off and on a few times and its fine. What could this be

    • BlueDevil Pro on January 27, 2017 at 2:36 pm

      Brandy-

      Based on your description, we recommend checking your power steering fluid to make sure it is at the proper level. If not, we recommend refilling your power steering fluid and adding the BlueDevil Power Steering Stop Leak http://store.gobdp.com/power-steering-stop-leak-00232/ to help stop your fluid loss.

      Thank you!

      -BDP

  46. Hermione Stinson on March 31, 2017 at 3:23 pm

    I’ve gotten my power steering pump fixed twice it a work one minute the next it wont the wheel a get stiff then it dont it does this when i driving xould it be a block in the system i have a 2007 kia Sedona

    • BlueDevil Pro on April 3, 2017 at 11:56 am

      Hermione-

      Thank you for asking about your Kia Sedona. Based on your description, it is quite possible you have some kind of a restriction in the power steering system. We recommend having the power steering flushed and filling it with clean power steering fluid. This should get you back to proper functionality.

      Thank you!

      -BDP

  47. SIYANDA on April 7, 2017 at 11:42 am

    I got 2010 polo had my power steering pump changed in 2015 then last month I started seeing the power steering warning light goes on and off but the steering is working normal for few minutes then sometimes it becomes stiff for few minutes then goes back to normal while the light is still on,what might be the problem?

    • BlueDevil Pro on April 7, 2017 at 1:50 pm

      Siyanda-

      Are you noticing a loss of power steering fluid? If so, we recommend using the BlueDevil Power Steering Stop Leak (http://store.gobdp.com/power-steering-stop-leak-00232/). If not, it may be that fluid has become dirty or that there is an air pocket trapped in the system. For this, we recommend draining the fluid and refilling the system with fresh, clean fluid.

      Thank you!

      -BDP

  48. eric on April 28, 2017 at 10:31 pm

    i have a 2004 mini cooper. I’ve changed my PS pump 3 times in the last 18 months, they keep going bad on me. no leaks, i’ve been replacing them with rebuilt pumps costing between 5-650 bucks, 2 doormans and one bosch. the bosch is in there now and currently on its way out, the bosch has been in there for about 3 months but started giving me problems the second month. thanks for the help

    • BlueDevil Pro on May 1, 2017 at 11:23 am

      Eric-

      Thank you for asking about your Mini Cooper. Your power steering system’s life blood is the fluid being pumped through it.  The high pressure this fluid is at is used as a motive force for helping turn your front tires either through a power steering gear or rack.  The actual mechanism for turning high fluid pressure into motion in your tires is relatively complicated and accomplished through a variety of small passages.  If these passages become clogged it can cause your power steering system to malfunction.  In most cases, these clogs will cause abnormally high pressures in the system which will cause your pump to whine and possibly fail prematurely.  Clogs in your power steering system can be hard to identify but if you have a whining power steering pump or a difficult to run steering wheel this may be the cause.  In some cases, a system flush and new fluid can clear the clog, but in some cases you may simply have to replace the power steering rack or gear.

      Hope this helps!

      -BDP

  49. Mark Widick on May 5, 2017 at 10:19 pm

    I have a 1998 Volvo S70 with a very little leak in my rack and pinion. It calls for ATF fluid in this model. Will Blue Devil power steering work in this type of system or not since it recommends ATF fluid?

    Mark

    • BlueDevil Pro on May 8, 2017 at 9:00 am

      Mark-

      Thank you for asking about your Volvo S70. Yes, the BlueDevil Power Steering Stop Leak is safe and compatible to use in a system with ATF fluid. You should expect to see results after about 100-200 miles of driving.

      Thank you!

      -BDP

  50. Darrin on May 28, 2017 at 8:34 pm

    i have a 2006 F150 .after driving a while the steering gets looser but at first its real hard to steer. Tried the bleeding thing and it works for a day and then it gets hard to steer again. The belt is new. tensioner on the belt is working fine. Fluids are up and a nice colour with no burnt smell. what do you suggest.

    • BD Auto Pro on June 7, 2017 at 7:26 pm

      Darrin,

      Thanks for your question about your 2005 Ford F-150. If bleeding the system helped, but things went back to being stiff or loose quickly you probably have a clog somewhere in your system. You may also have a worn steering rack or gear as well, but since things changed with the flush, a clog or debris seems more likely. You may try bleeding the system again to see if it helps again and can final dislodge and remove the clog.

      Thanks again for your question!
      -BD Auto Pro

  51. Dhruv on May 31, 2017 at 10:59 am

    I have infinity G35, 2006 coupe with sports tuned suspension. I feel my power steering is stiffer than usual, and I got it check with Mr. Tire. The guy says, nothing visible on the outside (the ends of rack were little moist) , but inside the rack there might be a leak causing this issue. He says, I might need to replace rack in future. Can this product fix this issue? If yes, how to use it?

    Thanks

    • BlueDevil Pro on June 5, 2017 at 12:03 pm

      Dhruv-

      Thank you for asking about your Infinity G35. Based on your description, we recommend using the BlueDevil Power Steering Stop Leak. As long as you are not losing fluid too quickly, you would be a great candidate for the product. You will add 1/3 of the bottle into your power steering reservoir and should expect to see results after about 100-200 miles of driving.

      Thank you!

      -BDP

    • Alex Callin on June 3, 2019 at 9:27 am

      Did you get this fixed? If so what was the issue?

  52. jon on July 2, 2017 at 10:45 pm

    I have a Mitsubishi Outlander 2013 EPS system, in the last 2months my steering L + R turns is stiff and heavy feels like the car is heavy to move driving in a S like maneuver feels stiff just general driving is sluggish due to the steering though i do NOT have the EPS light On at the dash which is strange.

    Is it possible that my battery may be low an may need replacing its 4yrs old has been in since i
    bought it new from the dealer Dec 2013, even though it still working fine still turning the headlights and interior lights on i dont get a battery warning light. Hence allowing me to turn L+R properly providing me with no steering assist.
    Do you think battery is worn out and there is not enough voltage getting to the EPS motor hence
    I going back to the dealer but im abit obtimistic about them telling me cant find faults in there EPS scanning tool due to no EPS light no illuminating at the dash.

    No EPS Light at the dash possible issues i think
    ??60AMP Fuse
    ? Battery being old 4yrs now may not be putting out enough voltage to EPS motor (Did leave the interior light on overnight for about ?10hrs might have drained the battery more)
    ? EPS motor malfunction

    • BlueDevil Pro on July 6, 2017 at 9:59 am

      Jon-

      Thank you for asking about your Mitsubishi Outlander. Based on your description, it is possible that the vehicle has developed a slight power steering fluid leak. We recommend topping the system off to the proper level and adding the BlueDevil Power Steering Stop Leak (http://store.gobdp.com/power-steering-stop-leak-00232/) to stop the loss of fluid. If the problem persists, you may want to bring the vehicle to the dealer for a proper diagnosis.

      Thank you!

      -BDP

    • Alex Callin on June 3, 2019 at 9:29 am

      Did you ever get this fixed? If so what was done?

  53. Richard on July 9, 2017 at 5:13 pm

    I bought a 2004 Chrysler Pacifica about two months ago. For a couple of weeks — I haven’t driven all that time as I was on a business trip — my power steering has become stiff every once in awhile. I had to add a small amount of power steering fluid. The fluid level has been full. I still have had this happen a couple of times. The steering would respond on its own or if I turned off the ignition. Today, we had a severe thunderstorm and I had to go out in it. The steering became several times, especially on a road with a lot of water runoff. Do you have any idea what the problem is and does driving in the rain puddles have anything to do with it?

    Thanks!

    • BlueDevil Pro on July 10, 2017 at 10:26 am

      Richard-

      Thank you for asking about your Chrysler Pacifica. Based on your description, a slow power steering fluid leak could be the culprit to your issues. We recommend the BlueDevil Power Steering Stop Leak (http://store.gobdp.com/power-steering-stop-leak-00232/) to help stop the leak and restore the system back to normal functionality.

      Thank you!

      -BDP

  54. JOHN W CARTER on August 7, 2017 at 5:44 pm

    I have a 1968 Chevy c10 I replaced the steer gear bled out the air of the ground. I went to start the truck and the wheels hooked hard right and I can’t move them at all left. I shut off the truck and I can move it left and right again. I checked the fluids everything is fine and bled out what is your idea?

    • BD Auto Pro on August 14, 2017 at 6:52 pm

      John,

      Thanks for your question about your 1968 Chevy C10. Based on the wheels turning hard right after you started it, it sounds like there is an internal failure in your steering gear causing the high-pressure fluid to turn the gear without the input of the steering wheel. Our recommendation would be to see if you can get a warranty exchange on the steering gear you installed and to install a new unit.

      Thanks again for your question!
      -BD Auto Pro

  55. Ietitaia on September 4, 2017 at 3:48 pm

    Hi thers noise when turn left or right on my kia grand carnival 2007 and also very hard to turn when 30km or less so I change power steering fluid completely it improves a little but ok when just start the engine but when the engine heats up same thing happen again, whats your advice

    • BlueDevil Pro on September 5, 2017 at 10:11 am

      Letitaia-

      Thank you for asking about your Kia Grand Carnival. From the sounds of it, you may be experiencing a slight power steering fluid leak. We recommend using the BlueDevil Power Steering Stop Leak (http://store.gobdp.com/power-steering-stop-leak-00232/) to stop the loss of power steering fluid and get the system back to normal functionality.

      Thank you!

      -BDP

  56. Don