Power steering systems generally work off of a belt-driven pump that maintains hydraulic pressure against either a rack and pinion or steering gear. When the steering wheel is turned, this pressurized fluid is moved from the pump, through a pressure assembly, and into the steering assist mechanism to help steer the vehicle. Return assemblies carry that oil away from the pump and back into to the fluid reservoir, where it cools and is returned to the system. Worn assemblies can leak and are prone to failure, putting all other costly components in the power steering system at risk.
Gates offers over 2000 pressure assemblies, 500 return assemblies and almost 700 repair kits. These assemblies are the industry standard and come with everything needed for a complete repair. All assemblies are tested to ensure a proper fit and exceed performance requirements.