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A constant whizzing

I recently had the belt replaced in my 2003 Mini Cooper and now there is a constant whirring whizzing whining sound come from the engine

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  • linax1982x Dec 04, 2008

    my steering makes a loud whizzing sound but doesn't seem to turn off when i turn the car off. this causes my battery to drain! when i first noticed the sound i stuck my key in and fiddled with the steering which stopped the noise...now i think i's got a mind of it's own and goes on and off on it's own so i still wake up to a car with a flat battery! any ideas on how to fix this??

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That whining noise is definately your power steering pump. the earlier models eg 2001-2003 just have noisy ones. so they say, if that noise become really excessive; its an early warning that its gonna fail. the newer pumps are much quiter, but i was quoted approx 1200+ CND for a new pump. I have a 2003 cooper, and the whining noise is loud. only once has the steering been really stiff, but i resolve that problem by restarting the vehicle. watch out tho, the power sttering could fail on you while your driving around a corner, and if you dont have both hands on the wheel, you'll go strait.

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