Power Steering Pumps
What does the Power Steering Pump do:
The Power steering pump supplies pressurized fluid which allows you to turn the steering wheel so easily. The power steering pump is a vital component used in your vehicle's power steering system. The power steering pump allows the driver to direct the vehicle without exerting the effort it would require turning the wheel physically. In a power steering system, movements made on the steering wheel cause fluid pressure inside the hydraulic pump to move to one side or the other of the pump. This pressure causes a piston to move, and that cylinder directs the gears to steer the car.
Warning signs of a power steering pump issue:
- A failing power steering pump will make the wheels of your vehicle extremely harder to turn.
- The wheels will turn, but the force required to make this happen can be unexpected and problematic.
- If a power steering pump failure occurs while your vehicle is in motion, an accident can result.
KLM Performance strongly recommends that you immediately address any problems with your power steering system.