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Old 11-05-2007, 02:44 AM   #1
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Hissing noise when turning steering wheel?

I recently notice the sound of a hiss, almost like a fan blowing or my radio volume up loud with no music on... but I don't think its coming from the speakers.

I figured out that if I turn my steering wheel to the right, I can hear this hiss as its turned past center... but if I turn it back to the left it goes away.

Any clues?
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Old 11-05-2007, 03:15 AM   #2
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check ATF fluid level, check right ball joints
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Old 11-05-2007, 07:07 AM   #3
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Power steering fuild low, pump going bad?
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Old 11-05-2007, 01:22 PM   #4
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I'll check the power steering fluid... but does anyone have an explanation for what the sound actually is?
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Old 11-05-2007, 04:29 PM   #5
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not exaclty sure, but it's come from the power stearing rack for a whille before it compleatly fails....
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Old 11-05-2007, 09:05 PM   #6
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how much is it to repair or replace a freaking power steering rack
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Old 11-05-2007, 09:07 PM   #7
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its like, 500 bucks for the peice and installation...that happend to me. it sucked. its a bad pump for the power stearing.
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Old 11-06-2007, 02:47 AM   #8
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so you think its the pump causing that hissing? im trying to see if anyone has had that same symptom as me.
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