If the power steering fluid leaks out the steering would become very stiff, and perhaps "lock" if the car were parked.
the same as every strut mount. to hold the struts
Faulty power steering pump, low fluid level, and improper belt tension are the most common. It can be causes by damaged or restricted power steering lines, steering gearbox, steering rack and pinion, seized tie rod ends, strut mounts, ball joints, over sized tires, and so on. If you hear a whining noise while engine is running suspect fluid loss or damaged power steering system component. If noise is more of a creek or squeak over bumps or while turning the wheel (no noise while engine running and not turning wheel or moving in gear) suspect mechanical steering or suspension component.
One lower control arm for each front strut.
A strut is actually part of the suspension and not the engine. The strut is a shock absorber surrounded by a spring and provides the upper pivot point for the steering. I suggest doing a google search on "macpherson strut".
Remove the bolt on the botton of the Strut. Detach the steering Knuckle. Remove the three nuts on top and remove the strut from the car. Do not try and disamble the strut without a spring compresor. Get a whole new strut. Good luck
its in your car. it controls the steering. well its connected to your wheel and yea.
1. Loosen the lug nuts on the wheel. 2. Jack up car and support with jackstands. 3.Remove lug nuts and remove wheel. 4.Remove brake line bracket from strut. Unplug ABS sensor harness. 5.Mark strut-to knuckle bolts on strut and mark strut to steering knuckle on knuckle. 6. Separate strut from steering knuckle. 7.Support strut and remove the 3 strut upper mounting bolts (from engine compartment). 8.Remove strut assembly from car.
could be struts and or strut brg plate that mounts the strut at the top
It is on the passenger side strut tower
The reservoir is located on the passenger side strut tower.
== WARNING: DO NOT REMOVE THE NUT FROM THE STRUT ROD WHILE STRUT ASSEMBLY IS INSTALLED IN VEHICLE, OR BEFORE STRUT ASSEMBLY SPRING IS COMPRESSED. # Raise vehicle on jack stands or centered on a frame contact type hoist. See Hoisting in the Lubrication and Maintenance section of this MDS2, for the required lifting procedure to be used for this vehicle. # Remove the wheel and tire assembly from location on front of vehicle requiring strut removal. # If both strut assemblies are to be removed, mark the strut assemblies right or left according to which side of the vehicle they were removed from. # Remove the hydraulic brake hose routing bracket and the speed sensor cable routing bracket from the strut damper brackets Brake Hose And Speed Sensor Cable Routing NOTE: When removing nut from stud of stabilizer bar attaching link, do not allow stud to rotate. Hold stud from rotating by inserting a Torx Plus 40IP bit in the end of the stud as shown in Stabilizer Bar Link To Strut Attachment # Remove the stabilizer bar attaching link Stabilizer Bar Link To Strut Attachment from the bracket on the strut assembly CAUTION: The steering knuckle to strut assembly attaching bolts are serrated and must not be turned during removal. Remove nuts while holding bolts stationary in the steering knuckles. # Remove the 2 strut assembly clevis bracket to steering knuckle attaching bolts Strut Damper Attachment To Steering Knuckle # Remove the 3 nuts attaching the strut assembly upper mount to the strut tower Strut Assembly To Strut Tower Attaching Nuts and remove the strut assembly from the vehicle # To dissassemble and reassemble the strut assembly, refer to DISASSEMBLY AND ASSEMBLY in this section. == # Install strut assembly into strut tower, aligning and installing the 3 studs on the upper strut mount into the holes in shock tower. Install the 3 upper strut mount attaching nut/washer assemblies Strut Assembly To Strut Tower Attaching Nuts Then using a crow foot. tighten the 3 attaching nuts to a torque of 28 NÂ·m (250 in. lbs.) CAUTION: The steering knuckle to strut assembly attaching bolts are serrated and must not be turned during installation. Install nuts while holding bolts stationary in the steering knuckles. # Align strut assembly with steering knuckle. Position arm of steering knuckle into strut assembly clevis bracket. Align the strut assembly clevis bracket mounting holes with the steering knuckle mounting holes. Install the 2 strut assembly to steering knuckle attaching bolts Strut Damper Attachment To Steering Knuckle If strut assembly is attached to steering knuckle using a cam bolt, the cam bolt must be installed in the lower slotted hole on strut clevis bracket. Also, attaching bolts should be installed with the nuts facing the front of the vehicle Strut Damper Attachment To Steering Knuckle Tighten the strut assembly to steering knuckle attaching bolts to a torque of 88 NÂ·m (65 ft. lbs.) plus an additional 1/4 turn after specified torque is met. # Install stabilizer bar attaching link Stabilizer Bar Link To Strut Attachment on bracket of strut assembly. Install stabilizer bar attaching link to strut bracket attaching nut NOTE: When torquing nut on stud of stabilizer bar attaching link, do not allow stud to rotate. Hold stud from rotating by inserting a Torx Plus 40IP bit in the end of the stud as shown in Torquing Stabilizer Bar Link To Strut Attaching Nut# Tighten the stabilizer bar link to strut attaching nut using a Torx Plus 40IP bit and crowfoot as shown in Torquing Stabilizer Bar Link To Strut Attaching Nut to a torque of 88 NÂ·m (65 ft. lbs.) # Install hydraulic brake hose and speed sensor cable routing brackets on the strut assembly brackets Brake Hose And Speed Sensor Cable Routing Tighten the routing bracket attaching bolts to a torque of 13 NÂ·m (10 ft. lbs.) # Install the wheel/tire assembly on the vehicle. # Install and tighten the wheel mounting stud nuts in proper sequence until all nuts are torqued to half specification. Then repeat the tightening sequence to the full specified torque of 135 NÂ·m (100 ft. lbs.)
Failing strut, cv joint or steering bushing.
To replace the strut you have to jack up the car on the side you want to do and take off the wheel. Then, take it loose from the strut tower on the top. There are 3 or 4 nuts. Then take it loose from the steering knuckle on the bottom. The whole strut assembly lifts out. To replace the coil you have to have a strut compressor. It compresses the coil spring so the top of the strut can come off. Once the top of the strut is exposed the coil can be taken off the strut.
* Loosen the front wheel lug nuts,raise the car and support it securely on jackstand.Remove the wheels * Place a floor jack under the lower control arm and raise it slightly.The lower control arm must be supported throughout the entire procedure * Remove the ABS harness from the strut and remove the ABS sensor.If equipped * Remove the brake line bracket from the strut * Remove the stabilizer bar link from the strut * Mark the postions of the bolt heads to the strut then remove the strut to steering knuckle fasteners by loosening the bolts * Mark the upper strut mount in relation to the body,lower the control arm slightly and then remove the upper mount to body fastners * Separate the strut assembly from the steering knuckle and remove it from the car.Dont allow the steering knuckle to fall outward as the brake hose could be damaged.
Behind the strut support bar, behind and under the alternator is the power steering cap. It is difficult to get to. Good luck!