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Power Steering?

Has anyone figured out how to get rid of the noise while turning at a very low speed? If I turn my wheels while stopped or even rolling very slow..it sounds like the power steering isnt doing anything.It kinda sounds like dry bushings rubbing or something .Kinda hard to describe..My daughter says it sounds like Chewbacca from StarWars
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Heard changing to synthetic tranny fluid helps.
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Is your fluid low?

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Yeah, I'd probably feel a bit drained after firing twice in rapid succession.
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Fluid level is good.Its acts like the pump just isnt turning fast enough.


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Not real sure, the pump could be going bad. How many miles you got on it?

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Not real sure, the pump could be going bad. How many miles you got on it?
Almost 151,000..everything is dry too.I hope it dont start leaking after saying that.


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Hm, don't know for sure what to tell ya. You could try replacing the pump, and if it don't work take the new one back. How loud is it growling? Is it hard to steer?

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Its doesnt change the steering..as far as binding or anything..just kinda annoying(sound that is).It reminds me of driving one with low power steering fluid.


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With my experience, which by no means am I an expert, growling means its on its way out. You may have another year or more out of it, or it may die next week or sooner. Not saying for sure that yours is going out but it could be. You could try changing the fluid. Thats something that i think no one really does. Try that and see if it helps.

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I will give it a shot this weekend and see if anything changes.


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