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Power Steering System

Power Steering Repair

A vehicle’s power steering system makes it easy to turn the wheel. Don’t believe us? Try turning the wheel when your vehicle is turned off – it’s extremely difficult. Most people take their vehicle’s power steering system for granted. That is, until it stops working properly.

At Jay’s Garage, we are the Portland specialists in power steering repair and general car tune ups. We can help you get back on the road as quickly as possible.

How Power Steering Works

It all starts with the engine, which powers a special belt in your vehicle. The movement of that belt powers a pump, and that pump releases power steering fluid into your vehicle’s steering system. While it sounds like a complex system (and it is), the most important part of it is simple: clean power steering fluid.

When power steering fluid is dirty or low, heat can damage the steering system. At Jay’s Garage, we check your fluid to make sure it’s clean and at an appropriate level.

Power Steering Repair in Portland

How can you know if your power steering system is failing?

  • Is it difficult to turn the wheel?
  • Do you hear a groaning noise when you turn the wheel?
  • Is power steering fluid leaking?

If your power steering system isn’t working properly, we can help. Our experienced technicians will flush your vehicle’s power steering fluid to protect the system from damage. During the flush, the old fluid is removed, the system is cleaned, and we fill it back up with new, clean power steering fluid.

Sometimes, the repair is more complicated and requires more than a simple power steering fluid flush.

If the system’s pump starts leaking or fails, turning the wheel will become very difficult. If a leak is the problem, you will see fluid underneath your vehicle. At this point, you need to get your vehicle into a trusted local car mechanic shop like Jay’s Garage.

Power Steering Repair

If your power steering pump needs repairing, we will:

  • Inspect the pump to verify that it needs replacement.
  • Remove the failed pump and replace it with a new one.
  • Add clean power steering fluid, and bleed the system if necessary.
  • Inspect the belt and reservoir, and the rack and pinion system.
  • Check to make sure no fluid is leaking.
  • Take the vehicle for a test drive.

Jay’s Garage has more than 30 years of experience in auto repair and car tune ups for the greater Portland area. Our skilled and experienced technicians will repair your power steering system and get you back on the road in no time.

Call us today at (503) 239-5167, or stop by our shop on 734 SE 7th Ave to discuss your power steering repair.

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