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There is a whine coming from the left front of the engine. At first I thought it was just low on power steering fluid because thats what it sounds like. It was low but it did not take care of the pr

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Could be a serpentine belt pulley bearing.

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SOURCE: When I turn right or left, a moaning sound

The sound should indicate low fluid. Your power steering fluid should be red...may look black depending on how old. Your manual will tell you where to fill.

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That service engine soon light is signaling a problem detected by the engine computer, a trouble code detected. There is a malfunction in some engine control part. Have the trouble codes read to find out exactly what's wrong.

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the power steering pump will also make a whining noise too.

turn the wheel all the way to the right and hold steady pressure against the stop. this puts maximum force on the power steering pump and, if the power steering pump is the one making the whine, it will change the sound of it. (usually louder).

if the trans pump is making the whine noise, it should sound different in neutral compared to drive. this test will really only work if it make the noise without the vehicle moving. if it wont do it at idle hold the rpms at 2000 or so.

if you decide the noise is coming from the transmission, and the transmission filter has not been replaced (assuming you installed a used transmission), replace the filter by removing the oil pan.



oh and also, if it is the power steering pump you should be able to make it make the whining noise while the vehicle is stationary. if it wont make noise unless its moving its not the power steering pump.

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