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Old 07-31-2013, 11:12 PM   #1
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Power Steering Pump?

Ok so when I go into reverse and start turning the wheel I will hear this screeching sound. I only really hear it in reverse... Could this be the power steering pump? I've heard these cars are notorious for this issue. Also I checked my power steering fluid and it was pretty over filled so I plan on taking some out tomorrow when I have light, could this cause any damage though?
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If the fluid got dirty the sound will never go away.
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Well it only started making the sound yesterday.
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Yeah. Whats up with the power steering on these cars? I noticed going through the maintenance records for my car that the PS fluid has been flushed a couple of times. Is that a regular maintenance item?
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Ok so when I go into reverse and start turning the wheel I will hear this screeching sound. I only really hear it in reverse... Could this be the power steering pump? I've heard these cars are notorious for this issue. Also I checked my power steering fluid and it was pretty over filled so I plan on taking some out tomorrow when I have light, could this cause any damage though?
Coming from front or back ..
And what kind of noiSe . Like metal or belt or rubbing ..
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Coming from front or back ..
And what kind of noiSe . Like metal or belt or rubbing ..
From the front. And I can't tell if its metal or rubbing.
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Does sound like the ps pump...i cant remember what some say to fix it but i believe its something weird like auto tranny fluid, but double check that first
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I think I'll go to a junk yard and pull a pump off a junker instead of going and paying more money for a new one.
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Being that it is a common problem make sure that one doesn't have the same issue....I am curious though, what is faulty with the pump? And what precautions can be made to ensure it doesn't go bad?
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Being that it is a common problem make sure that one doesn't have the same issue....I am curious though, what is faulty with the pump? And what precautions can be made to ensure it doesn't go bad?
The pick n pulls around here allow a 30 day exchange period for if parts don't work.
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What stumps me is why is it only doing it in reverse? Tomorrow, try to pinpoint the location of the noise. Get someone to drive your car in reverse while you have the hood up and look and listen for anything abnormal. And definitely get the fluid down to the proper level . It may be foaming up. But the reverse thing is strange...
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I think I'll go to a junk yard and pull a pump off a junker instead of going and paying more money for a new one.
It's only 50 bucks new

I just replaced mine
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It's only 50 bucks new

I just replaced mine
Yea I only have $180 disposable money in my bank, and my paper for registration came in today and that's $124. And I'm kind of out of a job right now... I really don't want to dip into the money I set aside for expenses during college. I'll probably wait on the pump for a little.
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Update!! I had my dad stand next to the car when i slowly reversed. It actually happens when i will back straight in reverse. He heard it coming from the right-front wheel well. When we took out my springs and took out the isolators we had a problem with the right side caliper not wanting to go back onto the rotor, and that is the side that we hear the squeeking. Could it be my right brake sticking?
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That could definitely be the problem. Clean up the slides on the caliper and get some synthetic caliper grease to put on. Glad it's something relatively simple...
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Should probably upgrade the pads, there was brake dust magnetizing to my ABS sensor. Guessing that means my brake pads are metallic, gotta get some ceramic ones.
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