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Where does the power steering fluid go, the interior lights…

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Where does the power steering fluid go

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The interior lights are flashing, the radio won't come on, and power is being drained when I turn the steering wheel

Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: Hyundai
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Hyundai Mechanic: 350matt, Engineer replied 7 months ago
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can you tell me what year and model your hyundai is please?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
2007 elantra
Hyundai Mechanic: 350matt, Engineer replied 7 months ago

the power steering reservoir is located at the back of the engine bay

see this video

https://www.carcarekiosk.com/video/2005_Hyundai_Elantra_GLS_2.0L_4_Cyl._Sedan_(4_Door)/power_steering_fluid/add_fluid

as to why the interior lights are flashing I'd say to check that the battery connections are bright and tight and also check the condition of the high power ( 25A+) fuses in the engine bay fusebox

Also check that the alternator is actually charging the battery in the car by taking a battery voltage reading with the engine off then another with the engine running. The 2nd reading should be higher than the 1st and climbing steadily. And also check that the alternator is secure to the engine as this provides the ground for the charging circuit and make sure that the engine / gearbox earth strap is secure and the contacts are clean and bright.

if the alternator appears not to be working - take it to a electrical specialist and ask them to test it as sometimes you can replace just the diode pack and this will repair the alternator without requiring replacement

And one last thing is – how old is the battery? – As even good quality ones need replacing every 5 years and faulty battery just won’t hold a charge

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Hyundai Mechanic: 350matt, Engineer replied 7 months ago

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Hyundai Mechanic: 350matt, Engineer replied 7 months ago

Hi
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