Noise coming from just behind steering wheel at about 65-80 mph
Had a mechanic check it out but was stumped , sounds like a belt slipping but mechanic checked and said no. seems to be coming from just behind the speedo, sound is quiet loud and threshhold for the problem can vary from 65-80. any suggestions
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First check your power steering fluid for the proper level and check the belt.Also Get a Friend to sit in your car and turn your steering wheel giving you an idea of your problem area.But it sounds like the belt slipping on the power steering pump or its low power steering fluid level.
Steering wheel locks up? or does it get very hard to steer? If it gets very hard to steer sounds like your Serpentine belt is slipping. You may have a bad belt tensioner or possibly somthing leaking on belt causing it to slip. The belt runs the alternator and powersteering. Also check condition of the belt itself. Shiny or streached belt could cause it to slip also.
Horrible squeal. If my 740 made a horrible squeal I would be upset also. These ideas - timing belt has somehow slipped out of time. Easy check. One of the other belts are slowing the engine any of them can squeal:
The alternator belt
The power steering belt
The fan belt.
Does the noise occur only when driving? Does the engine sound normal when revving in neutral?
Does turning on the lights or a/c affect the noise?
Does the power steering work when car is standing? Is the squeal heard when turning the wheels.
A logical diagnosis will identify and eliminate these easy to fix problems.
hi check your power steering belts not slipping when its as when the your driving your kia and it is hardly moving and you turn the steering it put more strain on the belt as it warms up it may not be as noticeable the noise is coming from the front of the car and not the steering wheel itself i presume if its coming from the steering wheel that totally differnt just let me know yates210456