My car is a 99 and she is suffering a bit as of late. She makes a whining noise that I believe to be the power steering. I checked the fluid level & it was a little low, about an inch from the top, and I added more fluid. This seemed to have work but it has been about a week and it has started making that noise again. I suspect a leak. What should I do & will it be costly? Thank you so very much!!!
Yes, it sounds like you may have a leak in the power steering lines some where, look from the pump on down to the steering components. You should find an area that has slight seepage and is possible "gunked" with residue. There may lie the source of your problem. Obtain several quotes before settling down with one repair facility.
The power steering makes this noise when the fluid is low and there is air in the system. I always tell people to add fluid and have someone turn the steering wheel from side to side.
This will push the air out and the noise will go away. If it comes back, then there is a leak somewhere in the system. It's best not to let this go, since it puts unnecessary strain on the power steering pump.
This system operates under extreme pressure. Have a technician diagnose the problem and then call around for the best price for a repair.
〉 Answered on Aug 8th, 2008 by Lori Johnson, Owner and Instructor at Ladies Start Your Engines
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