If a vehicle with power steering suddenly becomes hard to turn, it is typically a sign that it doesn't have enough power steering fluid. If there is enough fluid or the issue persists after adding more, it may be necessary to have a mechanic inspect the steering column for problems.Know More
It is necessary for the vehicle to be warm when checking the power steering fluid, so either check it after driving or start the vehicle and let it idle for a few minutes. The vehicle should also be parked on a flat surface.
When the vehicle is warm, turn the steering wheel each direction as far as it goes a few times. Then pop the hood and look for the power steering reservoir, which is usually near the engine. Depending on the type of vehicle, the fluid is either checked using a dipstick or by looking at the markings on the side of the reservoir.
If the level is low, add enough power steering fluid to fill the reservoir. Make sure to use the specific type of fluid recommended in the owner's manual. After filling the reservoir, check the hoses and seals around the reservoir for leaks to prevent the problem from reoccurring.Learn More
To change power-steering fluid, siphon out the old fluid, and refill the reservoir with a fluid recommended by your car's manufacturer after flushing the system. You need a siphon bulb or turkey baster, an empty container, a quart of power-steering flush and power-steering fluid.Full Answer >
The top reason ignition coils fail is bad spark plugs or plug wires. Another potential cause is heat and vibration, which can damage the ignition coil's windings and insulation. If an engine is experiencing repeated coil failures, the underlying cause may be resistance from worn spark plugs or excessive spark plug gap. In rare cases, the failure may be due to a lean fuel condition caused by leaky valves.Full Answer >
Putting the incorrect type of fuel in a car potentially causes problems to the engine, fuel pumps and fuel system in general. The amount and type of damage caused by incorrect fuel depends on several factors, such as whether cars and trucks operate on diesel or standard gasoline and whether drivers turn on cars after fueling with the wrong gas.Full Answer >
A gearbox is a complex mechanical gadget that enables cars to operate at varying speeds on the road while maintaining an acceptable revolution range of the engine. The majority of the performance cars are fitted with some switches that are located behind the steering wheel and popularly known as sequential gearboxes; however, they are either electronic manual controls or standard automatic controls and do not operate on real sequential mechanism.Full Answer >