Possible causes for a stiff steering wheel are a loose or damaged power steering belt, low power steering fluid levels, a damaged or leaking power steering rack or a broken power steering pump. Some of these issues are more prominent when the vehicle is slowing down; if this is the case, it should be fixed as soon as possible.Know More
If steering is an issue when slowing down, check the power steering belt. If it has slipped or is loose, it can cause heavy steering, but if it is loose, it is likely to cause a loud screech, especially when the car has just been started when it is cold. If the belt is loose, it will likely have worn down and should be replaced; however, it can be adjusted to stop it from slipping. If the belt is damaged, it will need to be replaced in a short amount of time. Replacing it as soon as possible may save time in the future.
It is a good idea to check the power steering fluid levels at regular intervals and refill it if necessary. If the fluid is low, it can cause harder steering. If the fluid gets low soon after it has been refilled, there could be damage to the steering rack and the fluid is leaking out. Check the steering rack, and if there is any damage, replace it right away. The power steering pump should be checked to see if it is keeping the right amount of pressure. If not, it needs to be replaced.Learn More
The purpose of the Fleetguard filter cross reference is to be able to take a filter's Fleetguard number and interchange it. To get to the interchange guide, there are specific instructions users must follow exactly.Full Answer >
There are many symptoms of drive shaft problems, including car noises, difficulty turning the car and shaking of the car. It is important to diagnose and fix drive shaft problems early because no car can shift from idle to drive without a functioning drive shaft.Full Answer >
The most common problem with the 2003 Oldsmobile Alero is the failure of the passlock sensor in the ignition lock cylinder. This causes the security system to prevent the car from starting. Replacement of the lock cylinder corrects the problem.Full Answer >
There are hundreds of Ford engine codes, or on-board diagnostics, but some of the more common ones encountered are P0455, P1000, P1131, P0171 and P0102. A vehicle's on-board diagnostics is its way of communicating any issues found during self-diagnosis. Under the on-board diagnostics system, all light duty card and trucks must monitor specific systems and use generic codes to indicate any problems that are found.Full Answer >