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My car is a 1999 Mercury Sable, and it was making a small humming noise so I checked the Power Steering Fluid and it was low so I put some in. But now its making an even worse humming noise and it tugs when I turn the wheel. What could be the problem?

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Hi,, sound like a bad pump...

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My 1995 Buick Lesabre has a low humming noise. It started right after I got my oil changed. It sounds just like the noise a car makes when you don't have any power steering fluid in your car and...

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