TECHSTOP 17: Hydraulic Power Steering Servicing

Hydraulic Power Steering Servicing

Most car owners are too young to remember life before power steering. Now power steering is standard. Let’s look at how it works. The heart of any power steering system is its pump. The pump pressurizes the power steering fluid that assists steering. Most pumps are driven by a belt that is run by the engine and a few are electrically powered. A high-pressure hose passes fluid from the pump to the steering gear. A low pressure hose returns the fluid back to the pump.

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