: recurring front end noise

09-28-12, 10:08 PM
when I turn the steering wheel to full lock or close to it at parking lot speed. Happens more turning left than right. The sound is rhythmic, low pitched and speeds up with the speed of the car and is no longer audible above 10-15 MPH. Not sure if it just goes away or other noise covers it up. Am I just hearing the steering pump or should I be worried about it. Thanks for the input.

09-29-12, 07:46 AM
So it's not the wheel click then?

larry arizona
09-29-12, 01:19 PM
sounds like you are straining the power steering pump. You are not supposed to hold the wheel at lock while turning. Bad for the pump

09-29-12, 01:55 PM
I don't think it is a clicking sound as I have read elsewhere. And coming out of my driveway, I have to make a 120 degree turn to go down the street. Near to full lock only for 2-3 seconds max.