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post #1 of 3 Old 04-15-2012, 09:32 AM Thread Starter
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Whining noise when turning

So this is going to sound ridiculous, but I've noticed this obnoxious whining noise when I turn my steering wheel at low speeds. It's inside the cab and it happens when turning left or right. The sound is similar to noise made when a house window isn't closed all the way and the wind goes howling by creating a whistling type sound. It's not very audible and I only notice it at parking lot type speeds. I was thinking a seal on the firewall where the steering shaft exits the cab but I honestly don't know.

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Whining when turning.

I have had the same problem before, I fixed it by flushing out the powersteering fluid with new fluid. I used Amsoil multivehicle automatic transmission fluid. It will take about three quarts to do a pretty good job flushing it out. The noise should go away as soon as the trapped air gets out of the system.
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Mine is making the same sort of sound, however my steering also becomes difficult when at low speeds. Could it still just be air in the system?

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