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Whine coming from left front side of the engine. It sounds like its low on poer steering fluid but it is not.

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PS pump could be going out

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Check your power steering fluid level. If low will cause unit to whine when turning left or right. If fluid level has gone very low you will need to bleed system. With car jacked up start engine and turn your steering wheel all the way left then right a few times. Good Luck Friend.

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Terrible whining in the steering? What could this possibly be?


Thank you for the inquiry.
For some reason power steering fluid does get contaminated and needs to be replaced. Worst case the fluid is low and you are hearing gear whine. It's a known issue with this pump to whine when the PSF is contaminated. Needs to be checked and serviced.
Here is a procedure for you Do It Your-self-ers:
You can easily change the fluid yourself, and save a ton of money.

If you follow the lines that go from the steering rack to the cooler located around the radiator area, there's a hose that comes out of the cooler, and connects with a hard line right above the left front frame rail. The connection is a simple spring clamp.

Easy but fairly messy to change. Engine OFF, lift the front of the car to get the front wheels off the ground, put a pan under the hose line, and pulled it loose from the hard line. The bad fluid will drained out, then slowly turn the wheels from side to side a bunch of times to pump out all of the fluid from the rack. When all of the fluid is out, reconnected the line, then fill the fluid reservoir with a high quality Power Transmission Fluid. You can again, turn the wheels side-to-side to get the new fluid into the rack. Then, start the car, again turning the wheels side to side. Top off the reservoir, and should not have any more noise from the power steering pump. It will take a little less than a full quart to completely refill the system.
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It's the transmission fluid of the power steering fluid check the level on the transmission with it in park at idle if it's not on the stick do not drive it till you get it filled up it may be the transmission cooling lines going to the engine loose or the power steering hose loose or even the front axle output shaft seal on left side. check the transmission fluid first then check power steering fluid. If either is low do not drive it or you could destroy the pump on either one. Hope this helps. Thanks for using fix-ya.

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