My car is burning fuel very quickly and is making a whinning nose when i drive and turn
This is a suggestion, but may not be the answer. Further information will be required to accurately diagnose your situation, which may be two separate problems.
The whining noise you hear while driving and turning can be attributed to 2 different things:
1. Power steering pump/apparatus. If you've run the pump low on fluid, its bearings may be wrecked. This will cause additional strain on the engine, lowering your fuel economy. You can note this situation by the feel of the steering. Is it hard to steer while sitting still or at parking lot speeds?
2. Transmission internal gear sets/clutches. If the whining noise occurs only when in forward or reverse gears, and not in park, it is probably something along the input shaft of the transmission, which could include clutch packs, torque converter, and bearings. If the noise goes away when in Park, and steering the wheel while sitting still doesn't make it come back, disregard option #1.
Based on the situation, I'm going to choose to elaborate on #2, as I presume this is your problem.
Since you note that the problem is there when you drive and when you turn, I'm recommending transmission service. At the very least, check your fluid level.
When is the last time your transmission was checked/serviced? More than likely, you've either lost some fluid and it's running low (which can/should cause other problems as well), or the fluid isn't getting where it's supposed to be getting. Either situation will cause severely increased fuel use.
Dec 16, 2009 |
2004 Pontiac Grand Prix