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I have a Ford 500 and my power steering makes a creaking noise when I turn either way,my fluid is normal and I noticed a burn smell when I cut the car off...what could it be..

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Anything from a slipping belt to a pressure pipe leaking ,even dry steering joints ,try putting some engine oil on top of the mc pherson strut ,under the bonnet and where the 3 bolts are in the middle is a bearing underneath and if it has plastic cover on top lift this out and introduce a few squirts of engine oil ,not that fish oil spray and leave the oil to soak down and this will lubricate the bearing .Other than that i have no idea without my head under the bonnet iam afraid .

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Does the fluid read overfull on the stick now? You might have stripped the splines in the converter for the pump shaft. This is common problem on this model. Also the Forward clutch piston are known for cracking.

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SOURCE: orange fluid leak (most likely power steering fluid)

could be a pressure line that is running from side to side on you steering rack the best war to find it is to get under the car and turn the wheel. orange is kinda new to me for power sterring , ive seen engine coolant orange keep an eye on your fluid levels

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SOURCE: '98 Ford Explorer creaking on turns

Have the shock tower check for the noise. The upper bearing to the strut may be bad

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SOURCE: mk 3 52 plate petrol, the steering is creaking

where is the noise coming from the top of steering column ,or elsewhere .Please be more specific i know my grandmother could read tea leaves because she was of irish descent,BUT??iam only a common cockney

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Might just be a loose connection on the power steering hoses. You'll need to get under (BE CAREFUL) your car or get it up on a car hoist. You or a mechanic, should be able to trace where the leak is and either tighten the connections or replace the hose. Cold weather brings on leaks ! !
I don't think the brake vibration has anything to do with it. Brake vibration usually means the brake rotors are warping. Common problem. Have you have your brakes checked lately? Might be time for new pads and rotors.
Good Luck

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