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Old 07-23-2012, 07:37 PM   #1
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My steering has felt pretty much normal, but when i was driving today, i took a turn in a parking lot, and the steering wheel started to vibrate alittle. i started hearing a grinding sound. I brought it home immediatly, and im thinkin its power steering fluid. Any ideas?
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My steering has felt pretty much normal, but when i was driving today, i took a turn in a parking lot, and the steering wheel started to vibrate alittle. i started hearing a grinding sound. I brought it home immediatly, and im thinkin its power steering fluid. Any ideas?
Do you have fluid? Any leaks?
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Re: Grinding feeling in power steering?

No leaks at all
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Try to check your fluid, if it's ok. Check front suspensions tie rod end first. Warped rotors and bad pads can cause vibrations in steering wheel too.
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Re: Grinding feeling in power steering?

The only time it vibrated and makes the sound is when i turn, shouldve mentioned that.
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The only time it vibrated and makes the sound is when i turn, shouldve mentioned that.
What kind of sound? If it's only making a sound then it's your balljoint.. If it vibrates and grinding that's your brake pads or rotor. Have you noticed where the sound coming from?
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Re: Grinding feeling in power steering?

the sound is coming from the front of the car, and the best way i can explain it is a type of grinding when my car is turning, it starts when i turn the wheel, keeps happening when its still turned, and doesnt stop till i put it straight. It sounds like metal grinding together, its not loud, but it is noticeable.
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the sound is coming from the front of the car, and the best way i can explain it is a type of grinding when my car is turning, it starts when i turn the wheel, keeps happening when its still turned, and doesnt stop till i put it straight. It sounds like metal grinding together, its not loud, but it is noticeable.
Ohhhh! Power steering. Just flush the oil and refill it. You cannot do that alone, you need a friend to turn your steering wheel while refilling.
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Re: Grinding feeling in power steering?

I would get one of those medium size hand pumps from any auto store (Don't Buy The Cheap ONE) and use it to suck out the fluid. Fill the power steering sump with Mobil1 Automatic Transmission Fluid. Siphon out the fluid every day until its a perfect match color wise as whats in the quart, bright red. It may not cure it if a mechanical part has failed but it keeps them running smooth and I still got my original in there.
*Also, check all of the bolts on and around the pump, brackets & tighten them up snug.
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Ohhhh! Power steering. Just flush the oil and refill it. You cannot do that alone, you need a friend to turn your steering wheel while refilling.
so just regular power steering fluid then?
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Re: Grinding feeling in power steering?

so just regular power steering fluid then?
____----_____------_____-------_______-----

Fill the power steering sump with Mobil1 Automatic Transmission Fluid.
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so just regular power steering fluid then?
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Fill the power steering sump with Mobil1 Automatic Transmission Fluid.
^ that or Mercron V.
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