Remy Automotive UK has produced a poster to remind installers to replace the steering rack and pump together.
The remanufacturer says that failing to replace both components at the same time leads to a 25% risk of premature failure of the replacement rack.
â€œOur research has proved conclusively that more than a quarter of steering racks and pumps have failed because of contamination,â€ says Michael Flensborg, Remyâ€™s sales and marketing director.
â€œQuite simply, if contamination caused a steering rack to fail, then the problem will not just involve the steering rack, it will affect the pump itself.
â€œNot changing the power steering pump at the same time gives a more than 25% risk of premature failure of the replacement rack.
â€œThis will lead inevitably to a very dissatisfied customer when he or her is told that another steering pump is required as the original problem experienced has not been solved.â€
The full colour, A1-size poster shows the technician how to locate the correct cause of the steering fault before embarking on the replacement.
It can also act as a sales tool when explaining to customers why the dual job should be done.