Notices

No power steering pump or fluid?

 
Old 09-22-2011, 08:26 AM
  #1  
Registered Member
Thread Starter
 
ferio8's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 44
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
No power steering pump or fluid?

our car dont have one? i wonder where is it?...
ferio8 is offline  
Old 09-22-2011, 08:29 AM
  #2  
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 372
Liked 28 Times in 20 Posts
we don't have power steering. i guess you're just so strong you didn't notice.
its rayden is offline  
Old 09-22-2011, 08:43 AM
  #3  
SEEYOU2CREW
 
TSXKid2010's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Houston | New Orleans
Age: 24
Posts: 2,532
Liked 207 Times in 155 Posts
Electric steering - no power steering fluid. My dad took all day to figure that out until i cam home and told him...
TSXKid2010 is offline  
Old 09-22-2011, 08:47 AM
  #4  
Карты убийцы
 
Professor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Cochabamba, Bolivia
Age: 49
Posts: 8,264
Liked 124 Times in 99 Posts
Man... I just paid for a power steering flush ($279) and had the air in my tires changed to a fall/winter blend (more nitrogen I think) at $200.
Professor is offline  
The following 2 users liked this post by Professor:
ed_423 (09-22-2011), MCDavis (09-22-2011)
Old 09-22-2011, 09:14 AM
  #5  
SEEYOU2CREW
 
TSXKid2010's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Houston | New Orleans
Age: 24
Posts: 2,532
Liked 207 Times in 155 Posts
^ lmfao!
TSXKid2010 is offline  
Old 09-22-2011, 10:54 AM
  #6  
Registered Member
 
saucy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Acworth, Ga
Age: 34
Posts: 433
Liked 51 Times in 32 Posts
Funny story on this topic.

Last month I paid to get my oil changed by a shop (mistake) but none the less. Guy at oil shop said, "whelp, you see, we checked your all your fluids including transmission, oil, wiper, power steering, and your coolant, all looked good"

To that i responded, "thanks but how full was the power stearing, can you show me how to check this, its been really hard to turn lately", he stared back at me for a while. I asked for my keys. Will NOT return there.
saucy is offline  
Old 09-22-2011, 11:26 AM
  #7  
7# werC 2uoYeeS
iTrader: (1)
 
mrstak's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: NYC
Posts: 3,415
Liked 527 Times in 387 Posts
LOL saucy...that mechanic sounds mad gooooooooood

well thanks for sharing that info...i did not know power steering fluid is not needed...
mrstak is offline  
Old 09-22-2011, 11:55 AM
  #8  
Registered Member
 
saucy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Acworth, Ga
Age: 34
Posts: 433
Liked 51 Times in 32 Posts
Originally Posted by mrstak View Post
LOL saucy...that mechanic sounds mad gooooooooood

well thanks for sharing that info...i did not know power steering fluid is not needed...

Lets just say, this place of business does not get to service "Big Nasty", as I call her, any more.
saucy is offline  
Old 09-22-2011, 12:07 PM
  #9  
SeeYou2Crew #2
 
ed_423's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Socal 626
Age: 26
Posts: 8,574
Liked 823 Times in 634 Posts
great stories guys
ed_423 is offline  
Old 09-23-2011, 03:16 AM
  #10  
Registered Member
Thread Starter
 
ferio8's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 44
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
you got ripped~~~
ferio8 is offline  
Old 09-23-2011, 03:18 AM
  #11  
Registered Member
Thread Starter
 
ferio8's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 44
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
so anyone here knows the maintenance for that EPS electric power steering.
ferio8 is offline  
Old 09-23-2011, 05:13 AM
  #12  
ceb
Registered Member
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 5,018
Liked 1,151 Times in 855 Posts
Originally Posted by ferio8 View Post
so anyone here knows the maintenance for that EPS electric power steering.
Change the watts every 10k miles and do a voltage flush every two years.
ceb is online now  
Old 09-23-2011, 07:35 AM
  #13  
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 67
Liked 7 Times in 6 Posts
In case anyone reading this thread is serious about maintaining their electric power steering:

Yes, you do need to do maintenance. Acura recommends replacing the AA batteries every 2 years. The batteries are located behind the horn button on the steering wheel. Do it before they get too weak and you start to lose steering assist. I'm putting Energizers in when I service mine.
loner is offline  
The following 2 users liked this post by loner:
saucy (09-23-2011), urbanstereo (05-31-2017)
Old 09-23-2011, 09:24 AM
  #14  
Registered Member
Thread Starter
 
ferio8's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 44
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
i thought its triple AAA batteries. it is in the manual on page 378.
ferio8 is offline  
Old 09-23-2011, 09:42 AM
  #15  
You see me, I CU2
 
Mr. NC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Toronto
Posts: 2,616
Liked 358 Times in 284 Posts
I was about to do a DIY on the power steering flush too...

Having said that

Noob question but instead of batteries why couldn't this just run off the cars main battery?
Mr. NC is offline  
Old 09-23-2011, 09:55 AM
  #16  
Registered Member
 
09TSXTech's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Vancouver, BC
Age: 53
Posts: 1,946
Liked 79 Times in 68 Posts
Originally Posted by Mr. NC View Post
Noob question but instead of batteries why couldn't this just run off the cars main battery?
You do know he's trying to be sarcastic, no car manufacturer will put AAA batteries for a safety drivetrain component.
09TSXTech is offline  
The following users liked this post: 09TSXTech
ed_423 (09-24-2011)
Old 09-23-2011, 10:25 AM
  #17  
You see me, I CU2
 
Mr. NC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Toronto
Posts: 2,616
Liked 358 Times in 284 Posts

Last edited by Mr. NC; 09-23-2011 at 10:30 AM.
Mr. NC is offline  
Old 09-23-2011, 10:27 AM
  #18  
ceb
Registered Member
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 5,018
Liked 1,151 Times in 855 Posts
Originally Posted by 09TSXTech View Post
You do know he's trying to be sarcastic, no car manufacturer will put AAA batteries for a safety drivetrain component.
Absolutely. All reputable manufacturers would use double A batteries.
ceb is online now  
Old 09-23-2011, 10:52 AM
  #19  
X spots the mark
 
whynot's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Concrete jungles
Age: 37
Posts: 1,520
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Ya'll got it wrong. Those AA batteries are the rechargeable kind. They recharge when you turn the steering wheel. So maintenance is pretty easy, don't drive in a straight line for too long!
whynot is offline  
Old 09-23-2011, 11:09 AM
  #20  
7# werC 2uoYeeS
iTrader: (1)
 
mrstak's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: NYC
Posts: 3,415
Liked 527 Times in 387 Posts
No lie...glad that Mr.NC asked those questions first...saved me the embarrassment of asking them thinking you guys are serious. Assholes.

Btw, do the DIY on power steering flush Mr.NC...we could all use a good laugh now...and I bet there'll be one or two people who'll take your DIY seriously.
mrstak is offline  
Old 09-23-2011, 12:45 PM
  #21  
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Jersey/nyc/philly
Posts: 3,670
Liked 680 Times in 474 Posts
please do a DIY! i can barely make a turn nowadays, the wheel is so heavy. i tried swapping the batteries but im afraid of pulling up the steering wheel because of the airbag ='( and my dealer wants 249.99 for a power steering flush. HALP MEH PULEASE
PyroDave is offline  
Old 09-23-2011, 01:12 PM
  #22  
Op is too busy to care
 
KillerG's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 5,257
Liked 911 Times in 539 Posts
i lol'ed

a few of you are real fucking assholes

its great
KillerG is offline  
The following 2 users liked this post by KillerG:
ed_423 (09-24-2011), TSXKid2010 (09-24-2011)
Old 09-23-2011, 01:21 PM
  #23  
ceb
Registered Member
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 5,018
Liked 1,151 Times in 855 Posts
Here's an iffy lube story from a few years back.

For those of you not familiar with Audi, the tranny is sealed - no dipstic. To change the tranny fluid (lifetime according to Audi but should probably be changed prior to 100k miles) you need to let the car sit for a few hours and you need an Audi/VW specific scan tool to reset some stuff - in addition to a special tool to fill in the fluid. None of which Iffy Lube has.

Audi/VW uses a coolant that is made to Audi/VW specs. It is not interchangeable with the green stuff or with the "compatible with everything" coolant.

http://forums.audiworld.com/showthread.php?p=14870843
ceb is online now  
Old 09-23-2011, 02:13 PM
  #24  
Registered Member
 
dominik331's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 410
Liked 25 Times in 22 Posts
LOLOLOL Great thread. Hilarious.
dominik331 is offline  
Old 09-23-2011, 06:52 PM
  #25  
Old Guy
 
Simba91102's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 2,860
Likes: 0
Liked 156 Times in 137 Posts
Originally Posted by ferio8 View Post
so anyone here knows the maintenance for that eps electric power steering.
rtfom
Simba91102 is offline  
Old 09-24-2011, 01:23 AM
  #26  
Registered Member
Thread Starter
 
ferio8's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 44
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
i wil try to do a DIY for this. The batteries are now charging so it should be good after 4hrs of turning left and right.
ferio8 is offline  
Old 09-24-2011, 01:50 AM
  #27  
SeeYou2Crew #2
 
ed_423's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Socal 626
Age: 26
Posts: 8,574
Liked 823 Times in 634 Posts
!!!!!
ed_423 is offline  
Old 09-24-2011, 08:50 AM
  #28  
ceb
Registered Member
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 5,018
Liked 1,151 Times in 855 Posts
Originally Posted by ferio8 View Post
i wil try to do a DIY for this. The batteries are now charging so it should be good after 4hrs of turning left and right.
That's the most absurd thing I have ever heard. Are you an idiot?

Everybody knows that turning left requires left requires more power. Accordingly, the batteries are good for 4 hours of right turns, but only 2 hours of left turns. Sheesh - what is wrong with you guys? Is everyone in this thread a noob?

ceb is online now  
Old 09-24-2011, 08:57 AM
  #29  
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 67
Liked 7 Times in 6 Posts
Stay tuned for my 9V battery mod. I'll be able to turn the wheel with my pinkie.
loner is offline  
Old 09-24-2011, 10:18 AM
  #30  
Registered Member
Thread Starter
 
ferio8's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 44
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by loner View Post
Stay tuned for my 9V battery mod. I'll be able to turn the wheel with my pinkie.
yup i heard that if you put a custom 9v batt even just blow on the steering wheel can drift!
ferio8 is offline  
Old 09-24-2011, 10:35 AM
  #31  
Registered Member
 
dominik331's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 410
Liked 25 Times in 22 Posts
Originally Posted by ferio8 View Post
i wil try to do a DIY for this. The batteries are now charging so it should be good after 4hrs of turning left and right.
I think you need to drain and refill the batteries before they would recharge.
dominik331 is offline  
Old 09-24-2011, 12:11 PM
  #32  
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Jersey/nyc/philly
Posts: 3,670
Liked 680 Times in 474 Posts
this thread is full of win

PS: does a light come up on my dashboard when i need to drain and refill the batteries? i only do things when my dashboard tells me to
PyroDave is offline  
Old 09-24-2011, 01:09 PM
  #33  
SEEYOU2CREW
 
TSXKid2010's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Houston | New Orleans
Age: 24
Posts: 2,532
Liked 207 Times in 155 Posts
You guys! Giving all this info to the OP might confuse him. We gotta relate the information to his predicament.
...so, OP, are you posting because your steering has problems? Any aftermarket accessories? I heard HIDs or LEDs sometimes draw power from the AA batteries that power the electric steering. Are you sure that the last time you brought it in for service they used Energizers? Sometimes those pesky stealership or lube shops will use generic brand batteries which really will affect the performance of your car!!
TSXKid2010 is offline  
Old 09-24-2011, 03:29 PM
  #34  
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Jersey/nyc/philly
Posts: 3,670
Liked 680 Times in 474 Posts
wait we should probably tell the people who's pulley's killed their car! they probably used the wheel too much. those damn windy roads
PyroDave is offline  
Old 09-24-2011, 03:32 PM
  #35  
SeeYou2Crew #2
 
ed_423's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Socal 626
Age: 26
Posts: 8,574
Liked 823 Times in 634 Posts
usually a pack of batteries last me about 2 months

ed_423 is offline  
Old 09-24-2011, 04:03 PM
  #36  
Senior Moderator
 
Ken1997TL's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Better Neighborhood, Arizona
Posts: 45,435
Liked 2,152 Times in 1,228 Posts
Help, I now have trouble with excessive torque steer after my Tesla coil mod
Ken1997TL is offline  
Old 09-24-2011, 09:02 PM
  #37  
ceb
Registered Member
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 5,018
Liked 1,151 Times in 855 Posts
Originally Posted by ed_423 View Post
usually a pack of batteries last me about 2 months
That's what your wife says as well.
ceb is online now  
The following users liked this post: ceb
ed_423 (09-24-2011)
Old 09-24-2011, 09:58 PM
  #38  
SeeYou2Crew #2
 
ed_423's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Socal 626
Age: 26
Posts: 8,574
Liked 823 Times in 634 Posts
Originally Posted by ceb View Post
That's what your wife says as well.
nice one, if only i am that old
ed_423 is offline  
Old 09-25-2011, 12:14 AM
  #39  
Registered Member
Thread Starter
 
ferio8's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 44
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by TSXKid2010 View Post
You guys! Giving all this info to the OP might confuse him. We gotta relate the information to his predicament.
...so, OP, are you posting because your steering has problems? Any aftermarket accessories? I heard HIDs or LEDs sometimes draw power from the AA batteries that power the electric steering. Are you sure that the last time you brought it in for service they used Energizers? Sometimes those pesky stealership or lube shops will use generic brand batteries which really will affect the performance of your car!!
i always use energizer bunny
ferio8 is offline  
Old 05-21-2017, 12:15 PM
  #40  
New Member
 
Join Date: May 2017
Age: 31
Posts: 3
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
How

Originally Posted by ceb View Post
Change the watts every 10k miles and do a voltage flush every two years.
How can I change the watts or the flush? Is it a repair my mechanic can do, or is it dealer thing ?
Raul Vasquez is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: No power steering pump or fluid?


Contact Us - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.