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Old 06-07-2007, 01:04 PM   #1
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Default Power steering noise but P.*. unit is full ??

Seems to make that annoying sound when a P.*. pump is low or going bad,seems to be when turing corners at low speed or taking off from dead stop....


What else would cause this ?
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Sometimes other pulleys can begin going bad and have the same type of noise. Bonne94ssei had a pulley that I would have sworn was a ps pump from the sound. A stethescope later...it was nailed down.
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Yes, I had a VERY loud whiney idle, on the verge of squealing. Very evident from a long distance away. I though it was one of the idler pulleys. I checked my PS fluid to be sure, and it was actually low. I filled it up, and the sound was still there.

Removing both belts I could hear a couple idler pulleys were very noisy while turning them by hand. Changing just one of them took the noise away by 95%.
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O.K. I did not even think of that,I still have a bad pully and my 2nd tensioner is weak as well so I will have to get them done when I get some cash again..


Well at least I am done with payiong for graduations as I just did 2 in as many years and doing it solo ( yes the ex is a slouch ) is a wallet killer.


Thanks guys,not sure how I forgot to have them replaced..
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My PS pump on the Zilla squealed last year. Accessory tensioner was weak. Check the tension marks on it. That'll tell the story.
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