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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?

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2005-05-10 17:36:33
2005-05-10 17:36:33

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.

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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


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