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When making turns I hear a rubbing sound. It makes me think I may need power steering fluid, but it is full. The tires are not rubbing against anything either

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    my power steering hose is rubbing against my serpentine belt

  • Anonymous Mar 24, 2014

    When i turn right, it sounds like the left front tire is rubbing

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Thisis a common problem, it is cause by air bubbles in the steering system. Raise the car front and put jacl stands,Be sure the tires dont touch the ground. engine not running turn the steering wheel fullleftand right for ten times. You must go full left to right or viceversa for ten ties/this will solve it

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