What could cause a grinding noise when you make a very tight turn in either direction after replacing the steering pump twice on a 1996 Winstar 3.8L if the mechanic says its not related to the pump?
Here are a few thoughts: Fords are whiny in their steering systems, but not grinding. two possibilities that come to mind. One is the steering rack. Having said that I wouldn't replace it because of noise. Second is a product called "Lucas." They have a power steering additive that really works most of the time to quiet or prevent a chatter when turning. Sorry I don't have an answer for you, but my 2000 Windstar does the same thing, and several different dealerships tell me this is just how Fords are which is ridiculous! i know it sounds dumb but check to make sure your mud flaps are fully secured and that the tire is not rubbing on them. it may be the bearing in the upper strut mount which causes a grinding noise. you may also find the sway stabilizer link may need to be changed grinding and clunking noises especially when turning can sometimes be the outer CV joints. Check your lower balljoint.. L & R With '95 and '00 Windstars the Tie rod joints can dry out. They do not have zerk fittings to inject grease but I've had 2 go bad on the driver side (Left). I finally slit the rubber seal, applied 5 drops of Triflow oil (with Teflon) and 3 years later still no noise. Sounds "Mickey Mouse" but Triflow is really a superior lubricant and great for galled up screw extraction. No, I don't work for them in any way! If you do replace the tie rod end simply count the number of turns as you unthread the old one and insert the new one the same number of threads. Alignment will very extremely close for toe adjustment. I had a similar problem with my 98 Windstar, caused by broken front suspension springs, which caused the tire to rub on the spring assembly. If this is the case, there will be a strong smell of burning rubber. There is a recall for the 98 models' springs.
Yes, it's possible, but unlikely Read More
I'm no mechanic, but it sounds like you are low on power steering fluid, check it out... Read More
Power steering box... Steering fluid level low,dirty or needs replacing... If power steering fluid is white then your box is damaged... Read More
Is the power-steering pump going bad on a 1999 Chevy Mailbu when it makes a grinding noise as you turn the wheel?
Yes, it may also need power steering fluid. You need someone that is a shade tree mechanic to check it out. Yes, it may also need power steering fluid. You need someone that is a shade tree mechanic to check it out. Read More
A defective CV joint will make a grinding noise when you turn the steering will. A bad strut can also cause a grinding noise. Read More
What is the problem with a berlina commodore when the steering locks at start up the steering is heavy after startup I put in park then rev and theres a click then steering light?
someone said torque converter. mechanic tried replacing high pressure hose but problem still there. I thought power steering pump cos it was replaced December 2012 and problem started soon after. mechanic (bates) said the problem is hard to diagnose. this information was added by the original poster Read More
Most likely the C.V. joint needs replacing. The grinding noise is usually a sort of clicking sensation. Another problem you might have is similar the the problem i had with my clio. when i put the steering on full lock i could hear a grinding noise. the thing i did was have my car checked by a garage and they found that the suspension had shattered. you need to get it checked. Read More
What would cause a grinding or scratching sound when turning the steering wheel in a car that doesn't have power steering?
Check out the bearings in the steering column and the knuckles in the steering shaft Read More
many reasons, steering pump, cv joints may be going out, or you could be grinding some plastic that goes around the wheel Read More
the dealership told me that it is due to the steering column needing to be lubricated Read More
I am not a mechanic, but I know you have a problem. I would suggest draining the transmission and replacing it with the proper fluid. I wouldn't drive it because I think that might worsen the problem. Read More
it is the powering steering pump and or PS fliud leak Read More
By half the time, do you mean one direction is bad, or either direction half the time? If one direction is off, it is probably the switch in the steering column. If it is either direction intermittent, try replacing the flasher. Hard to diagnose based on your description. Read More
My leaks power steering fluid -- MOST of the time is it the hoses. Try replacing those first. You'll need a good mechanic with the proper tools to replace the pump. But I'd bet one of the hoses is rotted. Read More
What does it mean when the steering on my 97 aerostar makes a grinding noise when it is turned back and forth?
grinding means the bearings inside steering column are worn out go to a steering column specialist to have them replaced if you leave it to long, you will also need new shaft in column, then the cost will go up by about 400 bucks Read More
There could be a problem in the steering linkage but most likely, the power steering pump is bad or low in fluid Read More
u need to grease ur rubber bushes in the steering column . Read More
Why does your car make an awful grinding sound when you turn especially to the right and vibrates slightly when stopped?
The "awful grinding sound" might be a problem with your power steering Read More
get a mechanic to do it Read More
The newer VW's have a electro mechanic steering system so there is no power steering reservoir typically found in hydraulic steering systems. Read More
Check your power steering fluid level. It may be low. Read More
I don't have the answer,,,my Stratus 2001 just started doing the same thing, only it's more like a popping/cracking sound when steering wheel turned to the far right or left. Took it to repair shop after work today; mechanic drove it and reported that it sounds to him like a spring or bolt is either coming loose inside the column or already has. I have an appt to bring it in to disassemble the steering… Read More
Take it to a mechanic Read More
A good mechanic. Read More
Fill the power steering resirvoir up. Read More
If the car is running at idle speed while you are turning, the power steering pump has to push a lot of fluid with little power. If it sounds like a slight creaking, then it's normal. If it is a high-pitched squeal, then the serpentine belt may need to be tightened or replaced. Either way is not that big of a deal. If it is a grinding noise and you can feel a jerking motion… Read More
If my cavalier is making a grinding noise under the hood is it likely that it is the transmission if so what happened before the grinding noise there was no steering or hardly any brakes.?
engine problems not trans. Read More
I just had this same issue on my 2002 V6 accord. It gets foamy if air is leaking into the power steering system, or there is a kinked hose. My problem was solved by replacing the little O-ring on the inlet to the power steering pump. At the Honda garage, it was $1, but they wanted $100 to install it. My local gas station mechanic installed it in about a half hour at a cost… Read More
Worn steering parts. I would strongly suggest you take this car to a mechanic, have it put on a rack, and the steering components inspected. Read More
The steering gear box, probably. If it's power steering, it may be coming from the pump itself. This answer could be one of many things, if the grinding only happens while you are driving. Check to make sure your power steering fluid is full. Mine has a leak and every couple weeks it starts to grind when I turn right. Read More
Grinding noises, wandering steering, strange tire wear. Read More
Replacing a steering knuckle on a Chevy Colbalt is easy. All you have to is take the steering wheel off and replace the old one. Read More
hire a good mechanic Read More
When you turn your steering wheel in either direction your car makes a loud whiny sound what cause that?
whining sound when turning the steering wheel, in either direction, means that the power steering fluid is low and/or possibly the power steering pump is going bad. Read More
You can have your steering column tighten for approximately $75. The cost is dependent upon the hourly rate of the mechanic. Read More
Worn steering and suspension parts, this could be dangerous, have it checked by a trusted mechanic soon. Read More
A power steering pump replacement would be done by a certified mechanic. The job itself is quite complicated and would require a number of tools that only a mechanic would have access to. Read More
likely a low power steering fluid problem , caused by a leak , if there is a grinding /whinnying noise at same time it`s probably this or a loose power steering belt Read More
Grinding noise from front wheel also clunking noise when turning steering wheel of Renault laguna 2002?
soounds like steering wheel fluid needs to up Read More
You heard a grinding noise when you would turn and you filled up with power steering fluid but you still hear this noise - What could this be?
I would guess that it is the wheel bearing. is it a grumbling sound or an all out grinding? If it is or was a grumbling sound and has turned into a grinding it is probably the wheel bearing. Read More
if u put wider aftermarket tires on then the tires are rubbing on the fender wheel well if you are refering to in/at the actual steering wheel, then some grinding noise is normal. it's possible the electrical contacts for airbag/cruise/radio controls, whatever you have on the steering wheel are making some grinding noise. Read More
check the level of your power steering fluid. Also have a mechanic check to see if your power steering pump is working properly. Read More
I'm not a mechanic / technician , but as far as I know the power steering doesn't have a filter Read More
Have a mechanic do it. Air bags are nasty! Read More
This is your power steering pump failing, I would suggest replacing it sooner rather than later. Read More
Your 95 camaro z28 is making like a grinding almost noise when im turning the steering wheel anyone have ideas whats wrong?
Power steering pump/fluid maybe Read More