Nowadays, many kinds of cars adopt hydraulic power steering system. Therefore, you can turn your steering wheel much more easier. However, you may experience that the power steering fault light is on when driving a car. When the power steering fault light light on, that means there are some problems in the power steering system. You will feel it’s heavy to turn the steering wheel.
Then what cause power steering fault light light on? Normally there are 4 reasons.
First, the connectors in the power steering system is loose, then cause the power steering fluid leak. Second, the wear of the piston cylinder is too large; oil sealing is not good; control valve broken or stick. Third, there are much of air in the power steering system, then cause it’s hard to turn the steering wheel. Last is that there is foreign body in the power steering hose, which cause the fluid control valve out of nimbleness.
How to deal with such problem?
1. Check the tire pressure. If you find there is less air in the tire, then charge it in time.
2. Change the oil or fuel hose, power steering pump or hose.
3. Check the connection points of power steering hose and fasten the screws.
4. Check the steering gear,steering pump control valve, steering oil and then clean the whole power steering system.
Can we still drive the car if the fault light light up?
When the power steering fault light light up, we suggest you stop driving the car. Because if the assistance function lost, the hand feeling will be strange to driver. So it’s not for safe driving. You’d better find a store around and repair it.
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