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Power steering pump keeps going bad

Steering and pump kept making noise, replaced pump twice. now second pump bad and no power steering at all

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It seems who ever did the work may have removed the power steering pump to access the water pump and timing belt. After refilling they failed to bleed the air out or possibly left a return hose loose causing the pump to **** air hence the bubbles. The brown color in the fluid may indicate they have reused dirty fluid to refill the pump. Unfortunately if you have driven any distance with the air in the pump it will most likely need to be relaced.I would call the place who did the work and register a complaint.

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The belt is almost assuredly to tight and needs to be loosened just a hair. It is hard sometimes to get the tension just right. Try looseneing it a bit and hopefully that will help. I have had the same problem in the past.

Posted on Feb 28, 2009

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have someone turn the steering wheel will the car is running so you can look to see exactly where the noise is coming from. sounds like a dry steering component.

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the fluid could be burnt and the filter may need to change. You would aslo need to check the air in your tires to see if one of the front tires is low on air, then the next thing would be to check to see if a brake caliper is sticking.

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Is it cold where you are? Whining sound is indication that it is starting to fail. Cold weather can make it whine also.

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Power steering pump noise


  • Did you cap the system when you disconnected, and what type of fluid did you use. Several things would make this happen 1. You overfilled the reservoir when you replaced it with the hose 2. Air became trapped in the steering system upon replacement 3. Bad steering pump is not pulling fluid from the reservoir, but pushing fluid into the reservoir when you turn. I would say there is air in the system since you opened the system to make a repair. Either one of these problems can damage other components, so I hope you get this fixed sooner than later. Good luck!

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It sounds like the power steering pump itself is bad. You mentioned changing the pulleys. Does the vehicle screech or whine when turning the wheel in a parked position? There is also what is called the power steering gear box. They do sometimes go bad as well. I would also look for any leaks in the power steering hoses.

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When a power steering pump begins to fail, it's best to replace the pump and both pressure and return hoses to this system.
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How do i change my power steering fluid


Hi B, There are basically two places that can make a noise from the power steering; one is a loose belt which will produce a loud screeching sound which will become more intense when the steering wheel is turned. That one means that the belt has stretched and should be replaced or re-tightened. The second type of noise will be from the pump and will mean a replacement or at the very least a repair job (if the repair kit is available). Replacing the fluid is not a great problem. Locate the reservoir and the low pressure pipe which returns the fluid into it It will came from the steering assembly. (a rubber pipe attached with hose clips. The high pressure feed pipe will connect to the steering pump).Get a large container, which must be at least four times the capacity of the replacement fluid, You will probably need in the region of seven to ten pints, maybe more.. Join an extension hose to the return pipe and run that into the catchment container. Be prepared with the replacement fluid and ask a friend to start the engine. As the engine starts, begin filling and keep filling. The used ATF will run into the catchment container and when it becomes clean cut the engine. Reconnect the hose to the reservoir and check that there are no leakages. Regards John

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My lexus sc 300 makes a squealing sound when I start it, and when I turn the wheels sharply to the right and left (while it is parked and running. My power steering pump supposedly has to be replaced,...


Hi Genebaran, I doubt very much if the steering pump needs replacement, but the drive serpentine belt does. The squealing happens because the belt is slipping on the pump pulley when the pump is under load when the steering is turned to full lock. By the way, don't keep the steering wheel at full lock for longer than a few seconds at a time, as it will place the pump under too much load! Tell your mechanic to fit a new belt. Advise the mechanic to make a sketch of the routing of the belt before he removes the old one. Regards Johngee10

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My powersteering pump keeps making a loud noise replaced it twice when I take the cap off alot of air like the air is stuck kinda like when u open a new jar the lid pops that's what it sounds like could my...


One possibility is that the steering rack needs to be replaced. If it is binding up, it takes more work for the power steering pump and puts an extra burden on the pump. Since you have replaced it twice, this seems very likely.

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My 1998 Caravan has a bad squeek in the belt system. Have replaced tensioner pully twice, replaced idler pully and bearings, replaced cerpentine belt twice, replaced alternator twice, went back to...


Without the belt do all the pulleys turn easy. Power steering, water pump, alternator, and tensioner pulley. There is probably only one way the belt will stay on but make sure you have the smooth side to the smooth pulley and the grooved side to the grooved pulleys. See if any of the pulleys have and wiggle in them.

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My power steering pump makes a growling noise even when the car is idle. The noise is louder when I turn the steering wheel. The power steering fluid has gotten low a couple of times and gets foamy.


if gets low definitely a leak foam is pump mixing fluid with air roar is pump cavitation check lines or pump for leak keep fluid at recommended level air bound unit can cause steering difficulty and or failure if need have trained mech look into problem

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Noise when I turn my steering wheel.


If there is fluid in the pump and it makes noise, that may indicate that the pump is going bad. Some PS pumps just make noise. Ford pumps, for example make a lot of noise, and there is nothing wrong with them. If it's a squeal, it might mean the bearings in the pump are going bad.

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