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Carmaniac
11-22-2005, 10:54 PM
i have this loud whining noise coming from my car everytime i turn, especially sharp turns. i can also hear it a little bit while cruising also. the first time i discovered this noise i checked the power steering fluid and it was pretty low, so i filled it and the noise went away. now this noise has come back 3 times now and i just keep filling it up with power steering fluid. do i have a leak? how can i check for one and how can it be fixed?

Panacea
11-22-2005, 11:22 PM
Power steering, steering gear, bad hose, etc. could be a number of things. Get it checked out.

freakydeaky
11-23-2005, 07:37 AM
The two most common power steering complaints are noise and leaks. A slipping drive-belt on the power steering pump can produce a loud squeal, especially when turning sharply. A bad valve or bearings in the pump itself can make a growling noise. Leaks most often occur at hose couplings or on the power cylinder seals.


the entire article (http://autorepair.about.com/cs/generalinfo/l/bldef_628.htm)
another link (http://www.forparts.com/techpowersteer.htm)
leak diagnosis and repair (http://www.forparts.com/ICpowersteeringleakt5.05.htm)