Problem with the Power Steering!

Ramesh Chandra

Asked by Feb 13, 2016 at 10:36 PM about the 2001 Acura CL 3.2 Type-S

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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I have a problem with the power steering in my 2001 Acura CL Type S. The
steering seems to be unusually stiff, I have found leaks from the power
steering reservoir. I have changed the power steering pump also but it did
not get any better. When the tires are in ideal condition there is no
problem, but when i steer left or right, there is a noise coming from the
steering pump. The oil level becomes zero after i drive for around 3-4
miles. Is it a problem with the hoses and their connections?? Is there a clog
in the system?? or has my rack and pinion system broken down?? How do
i know when the rack and pinion system is broken down and needs to be
replaced as i dont find any sort of leaks near the rack and pinion. Most of
the oil leaks right underneath the steering pump onto the ground!!

3 Answers


FIX any oil leaks...drain and you can sift for particles of brass or steel.(after the leak gets fixed) unusual play in the mechanism would indicate a replacement needed, no?~~


My mini cooper sounds like a mating pig while Cold...too lazy to have it changed...have become fond of this defect!~

Kelly Mayo

add some zmax to it better?

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