Power steering is making noise and a little hard to turn wheel when truck is not moving. It started when wheather got a little cooler. Do they have a filter that can be replaced and do i have to remove pump or just reservoir to do it?
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Re: power steering hard and noisey
Ok first off i would flush out the old fluid and put new in there is no need to jump right into replacing parts just yet, there is no filter on the power steering system so all that you can do is have it flushed first, its the cheaper alternitive to replacing a pump
if that does not fix the noise then the pump is the next step... and no i would not do this at home it takes a flush machine to flush the power steering out youwill damage the unit if you try and do it at home.
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Engine running ask someone to turn steering wheel for you . Look for power steering hose move like there is pressure. and noise from power steering pump . if not change power steering pump
You don't really need power assistance when moving on the road ... where you need it more specially in parking or not really moving
hope it helps
its due to low/no fluid level in the power steering reservoir.Check the fluid in the power steering. If it is low the car will make noise when you turn the wheel. the internal parts gets rubbed hard and noise occurs. refill the fluid and let it reset for some time then try it will get the fluency to move smooth and noise will get stopped.--------This will help. Thanks please keep updated.please do rate the solution
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It might be a faulty power steering pump. Try checking the level of the power steering fluid. It is probably best you have your power steering system checked by a mechanic.
Does the noise occur only when the vehicle is moving?
Try moving the steering wheel from side to side, while stationary (but don't do it too often, or you might damage something). If the noise is still present when the car is stationary, then it probably is the power steering system.
If the noise only occurs while the vehicle is moving, it could be a problem with the differential/final drive, or even wheel bearings.
If your car steering is groaning chances are you need the power steering pump repaced. Open the hood and look for fresh moisture and you can usualy trace it back to the leak.
Or take a large piece of card board and park the front of your car on it, trace around the front wheels and let it set unitl enough fluid is gatthered to identify color and texture, then take your car along with the cardboard to a service station you trust
Yes in most cases the pump rotor vanes cause this noise, there are additives that can help like one made by Lucas Oil, but if it is really whinning then that will be a watse of money, if you end up putting on a rebuilt pump make sure to flush all the old fluid out or the pump you just spent your hard earned money on will get noisey to.