Hydra-Steer

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use a 'stop leak' type product in my power steering fluid?

We do not recommend this type of oil additive as it swells rubber components to help “seal” the leak. This type of additive can potentially cause problems with other components in the steering system.

Will I have no steering if my power steering pump fails?

No, you will always have steering but it may have a heavy/manual feel.

Do I need to flush my system when I change my gear or pump?

Yes, over time contaminants build up in the steering system. This debris could cause premature failure of repaired components. A complete flush and fill is recommended after every component change.

Can I have my power steering made heavier or lighter?

There are many factors that influence steering feedback. Some modifications can adjust road feel but are dependent on vehicle spec (tires, weight etc.) Please contact your nearest Hydra-Steer for recommendations.

What is a rebuilt unit?

A rebuilt unit is one that has been completely stripped, cleaned and inspected. All worn components are replaced with O.E. quality parts, rebuilt by a trained technician and tested to ensure they meet OEM specifications.

What kind of fluid should I use?

Always follow OEM recommendations for oil type.

Will I damage my system if I drive without any fluid in my power steering?

Yes, damage can occur very quickly if pumps are operated with little or no fluid in the reservoir.

How much does a gear/pump cost?

Prices vary depending on model. Please contact your nearest Hydra-Steer for more information.

What is your warranty?

Please click here to view our warranty policy.

Can I have my own faulty gear or pump rebuilt?

Absolutely, we can rebuild and return it to you. Most custom repairs are completed within 24 hours. The costs are generally very similar to providing an exchange unit and a cost of repair will be quoted prior to any work being performed.

I just replaced a steering component. Why does the reservoir overflow when I shut off the truck?

If the system was run low on fluid, or the wheels were turned when the pump was not running (as is sometimes done during repairs), air becomes trapped in the power steering system. It is this trapped air that is causing your fluid to foam and overflow when the vehicle is shut off.

I have replaced my gear, why does my truck now have a limited turning radius?

Heavy truck applications require a pressure relief or poppet adjustment when installed on the vehicle. This procedure varies based on brand and style. Please contact your nearest Hydra-Steer for instructions.

*Automotive applications do not require this adjustment.

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Edmonton: 1-800-661-9938

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