Lube Mobile, the Mobile Mechanics repair or replace your Power Steering Pump.
Don’t worry about searching for a mechanic near me, book online with Lube Mobile instead and we’ll come to you for all of your car repairs and car service needs, including your power steering pump repair and power steering pump replacement. Our fully qualified technicians are mobile mechanics, equipped to inspect and repair your vehicle on site, wherever you are. Arrange for your power steering pump repair at your home, your office or anywhere else you happen to be. As long as the area you are parked in is safe and there is enough room for our mobile mechanic to complete the job, we can attend and repair your vehicle on the spot.
The power steering in your vehicle is the reason why it’s so easy turn your vehicle and when you need a power steering pump repair, often the steering is the first indicator that something is wrong. The pump is designed to circulate power steering fluid throughout the steering system. The reason for a power steering pump repair or a power steering pump replacement is usually related to fluid leaks, bearing or pulley issues, or other internal problems. Normally, a power steering pump will comfortably last throughout a vehicle’s lifetime but if a problem has occurred and the pump is no longer able to circulate fluid, then it will need to be replaced. The cost of a power steering replacement will vary between $500.00 and $1,000.00 depending on the make and model of the vehicle and what else may have gone wrong as well.
The most common indications that your power steering pump requires inspection, repair or replacement will be that you notice difficulty or resistance when turning the steering wheel, even while you are idling. There may be a jerkiness when you turn corners, also. If the pump is leaking power steering fluid, then you should notice patches of fluid beneath the car when you pull away from wherever you have parked. Finally, a whining noise will often accompany a failure in the power steering system, particularly if it is making noises in a higher pitch when you are travelling at speed.
If you have detected a noise that you believe is related to the power steering pump and believe a repair or replacement is necessary, then the first thing to do is book a mechanic online. We attend our customers anywhere in Australia including Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth and Brisbane, as well as the towns and suburbs in between. You can book online for a repair or replacement and when the mechanic arrives, they will undertake a fully and thorough inspection of where you believe the problem to be located. This inspection will include a road test to see if the steering wheel is hard to turn as well as whether there is any free play in the steering. It will also be inspected for any signs that there is a leak present and whether the fluid levels are correct in the fluid reservoir.
Other related issues may also include the need to replace a steering rack or a steering shaft. If there is a check engine light on your dashboard then the technician will able to use specialist equipment to check which fault the engine management system has registered.
If a power steering replacement needs to occur, then the mechanic will first locate the pump and then begin removing it. The first step is to remove the power steering belt and then to disconnect the wiring connector (if there is one) before removing the power steering pressure and return hoses. The fluid is then completely drained. Once the mounting bolts holding the pump in place have been removed then the pump can be completely taken out and the new or reconditioned steering pump installed. All of the power steering lines are then replaced with the wiring and power steering drive belt. The fluid is then replaced, and any air bled from the power steering system. The mechanic will complete a final road test to ensure that everything is working as it should be.
All of our work comes with our standard 12 month/20 000km warranty. For more details regarding what is covered in that warranty, please speak with our customer service team.
If your vehicle has been regularly serviced, then there may be a way to complete a power steering pump repair rather than a replacement. If the pump is in good working order but you are detecting noises or difficulty turning your steering wheel, then the issue may be air bubbles in the power steering fluid causing small vibrations and the whining sound. Your mechanic from Lube Mobile will undertake a thorough assessment of the entire unit and advise you of what they have found. If we believe that the power steering pump can be repaired, then we’ll explain exactly what the issue is and how to fix it on site. If we believe that your vehicle needs a new power steering pump installed then we’ll give you a complete quote, including a full breakdown of what we need to do and how much each part will cost.
Book online today for your power steering pump repair or replacement from the mobile mechanics who travel to you.
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