Question about 2000 Oldsmobile Alero
Whines when the wheel turns. had it look at he said the ball and pinions were bad.
This is caused by a defective power steering fluid pump, replace it and flush the system of all fluid.
Posted on Feb 17, 2012
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Make sure that u get all the air out by turning the steering wheel from left to right.. And most important make sure the power steering fluid is for GM product.
Hope this helps..
Posted on Jan 26, 2010
SOURCE: When I start my car
that would be your power steering pump. It isn't happy, i would say it's going out but they can last along time after they start whining. I wouldn't worry to much about it. If your wheel starts getting harder to turn you might want to get it replaced, or you could just have hard steering. It won't affect how your car runs. I hope that tells you what you need to know.
Posted on Dec 16, 2010
SOURCE: while turning the steering wheel
you can hear your power steering pump working and if it's whining, it may be low on fluid.
Check the fluid level with the engine running and be very careful of moving or rotating parts.
Locate the pump and check the level (the cap will usually have a dipstick to measure the level attached to the cap and you read it the same way as your engine oil dipstick). DO NOT overfill the pump as it will just leak out and cause other issues.
If the level is very low, top it up then work the steering from side to side a few times then recheck the level. Careful, power steering fluid can get very hot!!
If the fluid in the pump looks dark or black, take the vehicle to your local mechanic and have the fluid replaced and the system flushed.
Posted on Jan 14, 2011
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