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Old 07-29-2004, 09:42 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Sometimes, or sporatically when i "get on it", i.e. make really tight, aggressive turns, i will occasionally hear a noise from the power steering, almost as if the reservoir is empty,(which it's not), also, i can physically feel a vibration in the steering, Is a potential problem developing?? so far there are no visible leaks..
while doing a test with the car in park, it seems ok, only when the car experiences a "load" does this occur, strange??

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They say the noise is the air inside the power steering. I donno thu because my car does the same thing and power steering sometimes leaks.
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Same thing here, no leaks in the power steering system...
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Are you sure your just not hitting your plastic wheelwell moldings with your tire... making it shake? Just an idea.
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As always, thanks for all of the wonderful responses...
i am kind of leaning on the idea of air in the system....
I've just been taking it more easy on the car and the problem hasn't come back..
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As said before, Tires could be rubbing against wheel well when you turn due to body roll that normally you wouldn't experience.

Other than that, your pump could be on it's way out :P
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