Removing Power Steering Fluid Reservoir Cap Step 2 - The steering pump is driven by a serpentine belt which is used to transfer energy from the engine to the hydraulic steering pump assembly. If the belt is in poor condition or has failed completely it will render the system non-operational. Learn More
Replacing a Serpentine Belt
Replacing Steering Pump Step 4 - If everything checks out and power steering problems still exists the rack and pinion or steering box is the only component that remains. When replacing a pump be sure to flush the system before refilling it with new fluid. Helpful Information A power steering system is designed to utilize power from the engine to assist in the force needed to steer the vehicle. A pump pressurizes fluid and transfers it through hoses which are connected to a power steering box or rack and pinion. If the power steering malfunctions the vehicle can be difficult to control. It is advised NOT to move a vehicle with the power steering system not operating or engine not running.