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Why is there a grinding sound when turning? Power steering fluid is full


Grinding or whining? A lot of power steering pumps kinda whine when turning. How long has it been since you've changed the power steering fluid? Since 2000??? It looses it viscosity kinda like motor oil. I'd change it first, that's the cheapest and easiest thing to do

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When your power steering pump goes out does it lock up your steering wheel


I doubt it.
Usually when the pump fails it smokes the belt.
If the steering wheel will not turn and the fluid is contaminated, I would say the problem is the gear box or rack and pinion depending on the make model and year.

Jan 23, 2013 | Cars & Trucks

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My 2001 bmw 325 cic started making an awful grinding noise today when moving the steering wheel at all to the left or right. Can also hear the noise under the hood.


It sounds like your car is low on power steering fluid. When the power steering fluid is low, the power steering pump is running dry, which makes a grinding or moaning sound. Check the power steering fluid level and top up if necessary. It should be on the left side of the engine compartment. Your owners manual should have the exact location of the power steering reservoir, and what type of power steering fluid to use.
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Jun 22, 2011 | 2001 BMW 325

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Steering is difficult and it makes a grinding


bad pump,,,or rack,,fluid level high enoff

Apr 19, 2010 | 2001 Pontiac Grand Am SE

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Grinding noise from power steering pump or pullie


Please - for safety sake take your vehicle to a shop.
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Apr 03, 2010 | 1999 GMC Safari

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2003 Ford Escape leaking red fluid


Sounds like you need a new power steering hose. To verify this, I would dry up any wet areas on the hose and pump with a towel, get a flashlight and start the vehicle and try to determine the exact site of the leak which is usually at the ends of the hoses. Good luck!

Mar 11, 2010 | 2003 Ford Escape

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Seems like grunt or grind in steering colume


What color is the power steering fluid?
If it is dark and/or grayish you may have a power steering pump which has ground itself to death.
While grinding itself....it has contaminated the complete system.
The cure in most Ford products with this PS pump is a complete power steering pump replacement and steering rack change with a good hose/line flushing before reconnecting.

Sep 16, 2009 | 1995 Mercury Cougar

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Jeep grand cherokee constant grinding noise, and but in reverse with full right lock it feels like it is grabbing the o/s rear wheel and a heavy deep grind comes from it! thanks in advance


As weird as it may sound, i'd check the power steering fluid. An empty power steering fluid tank will make the power steering grind and make weird noises, and having it at full lock will worsen the noise and have no fluid to build pressure it might starting jumping the steering around a bit. If the power steering is OK then you will need to take the rear drums apart to check for any broken retainer springs preventing the pads from returning into place and it will keep braking and grinding. Could also just be some rust or a broken off metal part in the drum also, but either way you will need to take the drums off and inspect the springs, clips and pads to ensure everything is OK and nothing stays jammed into braking position. Also be sure to verify the rear brake cylinders in the drums, as it may also be them that don't return to the initial position and keep the brakes on.

Jul 08, 2009 | 1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee

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My ford focus 04 auto makes a grinding noise when the steering is on full lock to the right also the power steering fluid gets low very quickly


you have a power steering leak, when in full lock position the power steering pump is actually sucking in air and this is your noise. you will have to locate the leak and replace the leaking part and fill it to proper level.Ford will accept trans fluid for power steering fluid.

Apr 27, 2009 | 2005 Ford Focus

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Power steering grinding noise


check the cap it says power steering fluid what happen was when the level is low it makes a grinding sound in it so check the level and also your asking what fluid your need to use well its a power steering fluid go to autozone tell them what your car is and they give you the right one for your car their all the same but you know if you wanna make sure its a good idea too..

Jan 03, 2009 | 2003 BMW 5 Series

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