: Noisy Power Steering



poor-sha
08-10-09, 09:43 PM
Does anyone else notice a loud groaning noise in slow speed turns (like driveways or parking garages)? I've even noticed this on high G-load turns. I didn't notice this when the car was new but it's very evident now and a couple times I could even feel it in the wheel.

It's like the sound that any car makes if you cranks the wheel all the way to the stop and hold it there. I'm thinking that my power steering may be going bad but I really hate to take my car back to the dealer - especially if it's normal (even if it's not good luck arguing about it).

Caroutisine
08-10-09, 10:49 PM
I have never had anything like that. Check your fluid level?

rgp6373
08-10-09, 11:35 PM
yeah you better check your fluid right away before you burn out the pump . my v2 had a leaking hose and steering gear right fronm the factory .

thatcoder
08-11-09, 04:28 PM
check your power steering fluid levels. you'd be shocked to know what goes unchecked from the factory/dealership.

poor-sha
08-11-09, 10:11 PM
Yup, fluid was low. I don't know why I didn't think to check that first. Now I get to see if there is a leak.