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My truck makes a winding noise when i step on the gas sounds like its coming from the power steering pump maybe?

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Check your power steering fliud level and belt tention. make sure there is sufficiant tension on the belt and that there is no leaks

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It does sound like the pump and the steering will be fine, the only indication it is going bad will be the noise. Not to worry you won't lose your steering but the noise will drive you nuts, never mind the looks you will get from other drivers, get a new pump.

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normally, the only part of your automatic transmission that will make a whining noise is the pump. it usually whines when iether the fluid is low or more commonly when the transmission oil filter is getting plugged up.

the power steering pump will also make a whining noise too.

turn the wheel all the way to the right and hold steady pressure against the stop. this puts maximum force on the power steering pump and, if the power steering pump is the one making the whine, it will change the sound of it. (usually louder).

if the trans pump is making the whine noise, it should sound different in neutral compared to drive. this test will really only work if it make the noise without the vehicle moving. if it wont do it at idle hold the rpms at 2000 or so.

if you decide the noise is coming from the transmission, and the transmission filter has not been replaced (assuming you installed a used transmission), replace the filter by removing the oil pan.



oh and also, if it is the power steering pump you should be able to make it make the whining noise while the vehicle is stationary. if it wont make noise unless its moving its not the power steering pump.

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The whining noise is typically caused by air in the system.

1) Raise the front of the vehicle off the ground. It will be easier to bleed air from the system.

2) Remove the reservoir cap, with the engine off, turn steering wheel completely to the left all the way to stop and then completely to the right all the way to stop. Repeat this several times to rid the system of all the air. Return the wheel to center.

3) Leave the cap off the reservoir and let set for an hour or more if possible. The air in the reservoir will rise to the top. Check the fluid level and fill as necessary.

Good luck, let me know.
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