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My 2000 TL has a buzzing and ticking noise in the power steering pump. There is a lot of foaming in the reservoir and fluid all over it. Is it the pump or an O-ring?

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Sounds like low fluid level. Some reservoirs must be slightly overfilled. Fill yours to level by removing the filler cap and top it off. Run it and slowlly add more and see if it settles down. Check your hoses for leaks or cracks. Make sure those clamps are tight and no hose cracks around them.

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