Does a car need a power steering cooler?
This extra stress produces heat which can damage the power steering pump and break down its fluid. Some vehicles like those made by Toyota require a power steering cooler when towing. Power steering units don’t usually have a factory cooler so adding one could only benefit it.
What is the purpose of the power steering cooler?
Hayden’s power steering oil coolers remove destructive heat generated within a power steering system, especially in vehicles with large tires such as motorhomes and off-road vehicles. Installation of a power steering oil cooler will prolong the life of the system’s pump, hoses, fluid and seals.
How much does a power steering cooler cost?
Power Steering Cooler Replacement Cost – RepairPal Estimate. Labor costs are estimated between $108 and $137 while parts are priced between $192 and $202.
Where do I put my power steering cooler?
The cooler should always be in the return line, between the gear box or steering valve and the reservoir. It should always be mounted physically lower than the reservoir. This will prevent fluid “drain back” where fluid can empty from the cooler and lines into the reservoir when the engine isn’t running.
Where do you mount a power steering cooler?
How do I know if my power steering cooler is bad?
Also, if the cooler cannot pass fluid through the cooler core, the cooler will block power steering fluid from returning to the power steering reservoir. If this occurs, the driver will likely be alerted by groaning, squealing, or gurgling from the power steering pump and reservoir due to lack of fluid.
Why does my power steering pump get hot?
A failing power steering pump will often generate excess heat through the grinding of worn bearings and gerotors. The fluid on the low-pressure side of the pump will begin to boil and rise through the reservoir.
Why do I need a power steering cooler?
Power steering coolers are designed to protect the power steering fluid from overheating. It helps to prevent damage to power steering system components and maintain a smooth function of the entire system.
Do I need a power steering cooler?
This extra stress produces heat which can damage the power steering pump and break down its fluid. Some vehicles like those made by Toyota require a power steering cooler when towing. Consult the owners manual to confirm for any vehicle. Power steering units don’t usually have a factory cooler so adding one could only benefit it.
Why would a power steering fluid cooler needed?
In general, power-steering coolers significantly reduce the temperature of the fluid by both increasing the system’s fluid capacity as well as the amount of time it takes for the fluid to return to the pump where it is pressurized and heated again.
How does power steering cooler work?
Fluid heated by the transmission, engine, or power steering pump flows to the cooler. The air moving over the fins of the cooler cools the fluid, which is then routed back to the transmission, engine or power steering pump in a continuous loop through the return line.