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Power steering squeal

Power steering fluid leak only when steer to either extreme. Can hear spuealing sound when leaking Normal straight position, no leak.

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    Raymond Chew Mar 27, 2014

    I can see the leak coming from some kind of valve near the Power steering pulley. This valve has a sensor(Pressure/ flow/ temp/just OnOff solenoid)

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You should not turn power steering to extreme locks and hold them there constantly. The squealing is the noise the power steering unit is screaming," You are killing me".

Posted on Mar 27, 2014

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SOURCE: Unknown Power Steering hose leak

a power steering hose

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SOURCE: 2005 nissan altima power steering fluid is fine and no leaks but

could be the pump pressure has deminished or blockages within the steering rack! [valves]
cheers Rob

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SOURCE: my power steering belt squeals when i start

Are you sure you are looking at the belt that is squealing? Usually the alternator belt squeals when first starting engine, PS belt will squeal when turning the steering wheel all the way right or left. It the tensioner is maxed out, either the belt is stretched, worn out, or way overtightened.

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SOURCE: My 2004 Nissan Frontier will not stop squealing!!

how many belts are on your engine?
And never,never use belt dressing or any spray on a rubber belt!
If you have more than 1 serp belt that drives every thing,remove the power steering belt to verify its that belt.Take a wire brush and clean the grooves on the pulleys and get that belt dressing of too,install new belt and noise will be gone.

Posted on Dec 30, 2009

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SOURCE: replace power steering pump.

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. If necessary, remove the air cleaner duct and the air cleaner.
  3. Remove the drive belt from the air conditioning compressor, if equipped.
  4. Loosen power steering pump belt adjustment as follows:
    1. Loosen the pivot and mounting bolts.
    2. Loosen the idler pulley locknut and turn the adjusting nut counterclockwise to remove the power steering belt.
  5. Loosen the power steering hoses at the pump and remove the bolts holding the power steering pump to the bracket.
  6. Disconnect and plug the power steering hoses and remove the pump from the vehicle.
To install:
  1. Using new O-rings, connect the power steering hoses to the steering pump.
  2. Install the power steering pump and secure it with its mounting bolts. Tighten the front and rear mounting bolts to specifications.
  3. Install the remaining components in the reverse order from which they were removed.
  4. Connect the negative battery cable.
  5. Fill the power steering system, start the engine and turn the steering wheel from side-to-side to bleed air from system

Posted on Feb 14, 2010

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