Power-steering

How To : Replace your vehicle's power steering pump

Your vehicle's power steering pump is integral to your car functioning at all. That's because the power steering pump is what provides the hydraulic power for steering. Without it, your car would pretty much go nowhere. Inside the pump, retractable vanes spin, pulling hydrauli ...more

How To : Service a Peugeot 206 Compact Car

This video gives a step by step tutorial how to service a Peugeot 206 with the 1.4 liter engine. Please note that the video is not in English, but you can follow along by watching the video and following the written instructions below. Work under the car. Change the oil and r ...more

How To : Replace a leaking power steering hose on your car

Power steering is one of the nicest and least-appreciated amenities of the modern car, and if yours stops working you'll know it fast. In this video you'll learn how to check if your power steering hose is leaking and how to replace it if it is.

How To : Replace the hydroboost unit on a Chevy Astro van

If your Astro van is performing poorly (or perhaps not at all), one solution is to replace the hydroboost. Fix your power brakes and power steering with a new hydroboost. You'll need some moderate familiarity with auto mechanics to do this.

How To : Solve power steering moans

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to solve power steering moans. Users will need a vacuum pump. Begin by filling reservoir about half way full. Then draw a vacuum of approximately 20"/Hg and let the vacuum sit for 5 minutes. Now recheck the fluid level in the reservoir ...more

How To : Check and add power steering fluid in your car

Running low on power steering fluid could put you in real danger, causing hard steering, a sudden loss of control to the car and fatal car crashes, but here's a way to steer clear of that situation. Watch this automotive video tutorial to see how to check and add power steeri ...more

How To : Replace a serpentine belt on your car

Like a timing belt, a serpentine belt is an important tool that helps make sure that various tools are working. A/C, alternator, and power steering pump are just a small set of examples. Finding the right one for your car is easy, but adding it to your car can be a very diffic ...more

How To : Service a Porsche 944

This video gives a step by step tutorial how to service a Porsche 944. The service is demonstrated on an S2, but most steps are very similar for other versions. The video has a German soundtrack but English subtitles are available at YouTube. Working under the car Remove engi ...more

How To : Stop sudden unintended acceleration by your Toyota

Popular Mechanics' Senior Auto Editor Mike Allen shows you how to safely stop your car if you become the victim of sudden unintended acceleration. DO • Brake. Brake once, don't pump or ride the brakes. This will only heat up the brake pads, potentially overheating them and ma ...more

How To : Tune up your car

In this video series, learn from expert mechanic Nathan McCullough as he teaches and demonstrates how to tune-up a car and do a complete vehicle overhaul. Learn how to check your transmission fluid, air filter, power steering fluid, clutch fluid, brake fluid, radiator and cool ...more

How To : Clean and detail an engine

Learn how to clean your auto engine with these great tips. • Apply spray wax to fenders to prevent spotting on the paint, from engine degreaser. • An alternator is a crucial electrical device which must be protected from water and other chemicals. as a precaution, cover it wit ...more

How To : Check car fluids properly

Watch this "Grease On Your Hands" video tutorial from the Washington Post to see how to check car fluids properly. When servicing any automobile, you should always wear appropriate eye-protection as well as ensure your working environment is properly ventilated. When working ...more

How To : Check and fill car fluids

In these videos on automobile maintenance you’ll learn how to check all of the major fluids which keep your car operational. Expert Jon Olson demonstrates how to locate the dipstick to check your engine oil, how to check your transmission fluid, brake fluid, power steering flu ...more

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