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Old 07/16/2008, 04:39 PM   #1 (permalink)
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power steering sound?????

I don't know if this is a problem or not, but my car keeps making the power steering noise when i hit the gas? You guys know the noise your car makes when you turn your steering wheel all the way to the left or right? Well my car makes that noise all the time for some odd reason, when im driving, anytime i press the gas, and turning (basically anytime i the rpm goes up). It hasn't cause me any problem but i don't know if this is the beggining of a problem or if something is going bad. I know my car did not make this whining power steering noise before unless i was turning. Does anyone no what this might be or experiencing something similar? (110,000 miles 03 gts 5spd)
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Whats the fluid look like? Black and murky? Has it ever been changed? Is it up to the proper level? If the fluid is good, you may be loosing the pump.
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Old 07/16/2008, 05:30 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Whats the fluid look like? Black and murky? Has it ever been changed? Is it up to the proper level? If the fluid is good, you may be loosing the pump.
I believe the only time it was change is when i did my 70k maintence, the fluid is pretty dark it is at the right level (it is not on low but not on full..pretty much right below full) because i dont see how i could get more in the resevoir maybe just alittle. Would the pump going out cause the noise when ever i just simply press the gas? If im in neutral and gently press the gass you hear that type noise?
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Old 07/16/2008, 05:34 PM   #5 (permalink)
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99% of all power steering problems are actually the belt. Look there first.
Ok, i will check that out, i did not realize power steering had a belt with in that system to be honest i dont know much about powersteering on the mechanic side. I will look into that.
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Old 07/16/2008, 08:54 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I just listen to it again in my drive way i revved the engine just a little to about 2.5k rpm and it kind of sound like something dealing with the power steering but then again it kind of reminds of the the sound cars make when they are driving in reverse its just not as loud as that it kind of like a whining sound similar to turning your wheel all the way to the right or left....Does anyone else have an idea of what this maybe??
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I believe the only time it was change is when i did my 70k maintence, the fluid is pretty dark it is at the right level (it is not on low but not on full..pretty much right below full) because i dont see how i could get more in the resevoir maybe just alittle. Would the pump going out cause the noise when ever i just simply press the gas? If im in neutral and gently press the gass you hear that type noise?
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I just listen to it again in my drive way i revved the engine just a little to about 2.5k rpm and it kind of sound like something dealing with the power steering but then again it kind of reminds of the the sound cars make when they are driving in reverse its just not as loud as that it kind of like a whining sound similar to turning your wheel all the way to the right or left....Does anyone else have an idea of what this maybe??
It doesn't sound like the belt is squeeling by your description. It sounds more like a gear noise. "...the sound cars make when they are driving in reverse..." If the sound is in fact coming from the power steering pump, plan on having to replace it in the near future.
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It doesn't sound like the belt is squeeling by your description. It sounds more like a gear noise. "...the sound cars make when they are driving in reverse..." If the sound is in fact coming from the power steering pump, plan on having to replace it in the near future.
Yea it does not squeel or anything it is just a faint noise similar to turning the wheel all the way to the left or right. My power steering seem extremely loud to me it could just be me. I do no that it should not make that noise when the wheel is straight and im just sitting in my drive way in neutral and press the gas. I hear it when ever i press it im going to have checked out eventually when i get the funds...thanks for your help.
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Sounds like power steering pump...

Sounds like the pump is on the way out... There are some power steering fluids that you can buy to help silence the pump (usually they have an anti noise additive in them). That might help it quit down for awhile.

The only other thing might be one of your idler pulleys is going... These are what keep the drive belts tight, there should be one or two... These can make a similar noise when the car is revved, etc.

Something to look into

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Sounds like the pump is on the way out... There are some power steering fluids that you can buy to help silence the pump (usually they have an anti noise additive in them). That might help it quit down for awhile.

The only other thing might be one of your idler pulleys is going... These are what keep the drive belts tight, there should be one or two... These can make a similar noise when the car is revved, etc.

Something to look into

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