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Arielgt93 01-10-2013 11:09 PM

Squeaking sound when I turn the steering wheel
Hey guys, hopefully everyone had happy holidays! And here is my story so I had my car off for 4-5 days because of vacuum hoses I needed to get and I started on Saturday so I had to wait till Monday to order the parts, including the shipping days, got the parts on wednesday. I had to remove the inlet, and it was torn so I had to get a new, here comes Perrin. I connected everything back though all sensors and vacuum hoses, when I turned it on today it started making this loud squeak noise when I turn the wheel. Although, when I start driving it for a bit the noise goes away when I turn the wheel. Power steering pump need to be replaced?

Arielgt93 01-11-2013 07:12 AM

I also heard that its better to get an aftermarket one from auto parts or autozone, than the oem one.

kred 01-11-2013 12:56 PM

I had the same problem several months ago. I got a used power steering pump with 40,000 miles and the squeaks went away. So it probably is a bad power steering pump. It might even be a loose alternator belt, which was causing more squeaking in my car since a little after I changed the belt. So I tightened it well, and that stopped all squeaks completely.

Arielgt93 01-11-2013 02:13 PM

Yeah I tried the alternator, but actually my belt was so tight so we loosened it up. The squeaking only happens when I first turn the car on for the day but after few minutes of driving it goes away. I'm wondering if an aftermarket one like I'm advanced auto or autozone would be better? Or the oem? Because I saw that some people went with advanced auto or autozone than oem.

kirbwrx 04-01-2013 03:30 PM

Did you ever get this resolved? I am having a similar issue.

Arielgt93 04-02-2013 04:57 AM

Yeah I got it fixed kirbwrx, want to either check your power steering fluid might be dirty or something, your o-rings from your power steering pump they might gone bad, or you will need a power steering pump. I just got a new power steering pump because mine was done, if you are going to buy a new power steering pump get one from advanced auto parts or pep boys because the dealers there 400-500 bucks and the advanced auto or pep boys are 140-160.

kirbwrx 04-04-2013 04:43 PM

awesome thanks! checked the fluid level today and it was low. going to try and top it off and see if its leaking or not.

Arielgt93 04-07-2013 06:25 AM

No problem let me know if it works.

kirbwrx 04-07-2013 01:31 PM

After the top off the noise is greatly reduced, thanks! I noticed it still gets a bit noisy when its cold but goes away now.

_karu_ 04-09-2013 08:19 AM

If you don't want to go all out with the flush DIY, try replacing part of the fluid by using the fluid pump you can get from part store and drain the reservoir. Fill it with new fluid and repeat it several times after driving around.

It's the lazy way of flushing, but, in my case, it actually helps smooth things around. It only takes 5 minutes per "flush." I just keep doing it everyday until I finished with the bottle.

BTW, I'm guessing this thread should not be in the detailing forum...

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