Power Steering Pump Misdiagnosis: Dirty Reservoir Screen

UPDATED VIDEO HERE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JOJ5dDuEMm0 Are you trying to diagnose the source of your power steering pumps noise? It can be very frustrating to misdiagnose and use bad practice to solve your issues. This video encourages good practice of solving a dirty reservoir screen. Make sure that you do not punch a hole through the screen as it will not solve your issues and can lead to further damage. Instead, use cleaning products like brake cleaner or carb cleaner and make sure to allow evaporation time. Next, rinse the reservoir screen with fresh power steering fluid. Finally, replace the reservoir o-ring to further prevent leaks. CARDONE's ProTech video on a common misdiagnosis on many late model, Import and Domestic Power Steering Pumps. Learn how to spot and properly correct this problem. Was this video helpful. If so, make sure to like it, and be sure to subscribe to our channel. For technical bulletins regarding steering click here: http://cardone.com/tech-help/steering Don't miss our Best Practices Videos on Power Steering [VIDEO] How to Correctly Fill and Bleed the Power Steering System: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ts6vX8csaTA&index=14&list=PLA0886CC367133E6C [VIDEO] How to Use a Pressure Gauge to Pinpoint Power Steering Issues: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h9rgkZ_R-Mc&index=15&list=PLA0886CC367133E6C [VIDEO] Simple Power Steering Contamination Test: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EmkI9wutaA8&index=11&list=PLA0886CC367133E6C [VIDEO] Prevent Steerug Failure: Magna-Pure Inline Filters: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9jqDfLQeEcI&index=3&list=PLA0886CC367133E6C Website: http://cardone.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CardoneIndustries/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/cardoneparts **Disclaimer** At CARDONE we cannot guarantee against improper interpretation or application of the information we present in this video. You should always follow the enclosed safety guidelines, consult your OE repair manual for correct specifications when performing any install or repair procedure. Any injury, damage or loss that may result from improper use of tools, equipment, or from the information contained in this video is the sole responsibility of the user, and not of CARDONE Industries.

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