About Power Steering Pressure Switch Replacement
What does the power steering pressure switch do The power steering pressure switch sends information about the fluid pressure in the power steering system to the vehicle's computer. The computer can then adjust the engine's operation to account for increased demand. The switch uses a diaphragm, as well as two electrical sensors which can sometimes fail over time or due to exposure to heat. How do you know your power steering pressure switch needs to be replaced Power steering assist is lacking The engine may begin to stutter under heavy steering load How are the battery cables replaced by a mobile mechanic? The hood of the vehicle is opened and the engine is left to cool, then it is drained of fluid. Power steering pressure switch is removed from the pressure line. A new pressure switch is installed The power steering system is refilled with fluid and purged of air The vehicle is run and the power steering operation is checked How important is it to have your power steering pressure switch replaced? Because problems with the power steering pressure switch can mimic many other problems with the system, it is important to have a professional do the complicated inspection. A fully functioning power steering system is vital to ensure your vehicle can be handled as easily as possible while driving.