How to Fix Power Steering Pump Noise

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Power steering pump noise is one of the most identifiable sounds your car can make when it is broken. There can be a lot of clunks, squeaks or hums that can indicate a wide variety of other problems, but a whining power steering pump us usually very distinctive. Even if you weren’t previously aware of what a power steering pump is, once you’ve had the misfortune of dealing with a noisy power steering pump, the sound will no longer be a mystery.

In some rare cases transmissions have been known to make whining sounds also as they have similar pumps and use similar fluids, but since your transmission is much bigger and on the other side of your engine, it is usually pretty easy to tell where the sound is coming from by simply popping your hood and listening for the sound at idle.

How to fix power steering pump noise

In order to figure out how to fix your power steering pump noise, it can be helpful to understand why your power steering pump gets noisy in the first place.  The unique noise your power steering pump makes when something is wrong is due to its specific design.  Your power steering pump is required to take the rotary motion of your engine’s crankshaft and convert it into high pressure fluid that can be used to assist you in turning the heavy wheels of your car.  Your power steering pump does this by attaching a belt and pulley to a rotary vane pump.  A rotary vane pump is actually designed more like a fan than a typical pump.  Inside the pump housing is a rotor with vanes or blades attached to it.  When spinning, these vanes throw the power steering fluid into the outlet hose on the pump creating the high pressure needed for the system.

It is the special design of the vane and rotor that creates the unique whine you hear when your power steering isn’t operating correctly.  The whine is usually created by a problem with the power steering fluid that the pump is trying to move.  The problem can be something as simple as worn out fluid that has lost its additives or physical properties and doesn’t pump well to small air bubbles in the power steering fluid that foam and cause the vanes to vibrate and whine.

If you have power steering pump noise then you most likely have one of these problems.  If you’ve kept up with regular maintenance on your car including changing your power steering fluid as recommended, then the whine is most likely due to air bubbles in your system.  Air can get in your power steering system from a few different sources.  First, you could have air bubbles in your power steering fluid due to a loose low pressure hose.  Since your pump is drawing fluid into the rotor and vanes from the return reservoir at a vacuum, air can also be pulled in if there are any loose hose connections.  This air can be enough to cause the fluid to foam and your pump to whine.

Other causes of power steering pump noise

Another possible source of air being introduced into your power steering pump is actually by a lack of power steering fluid.  If there is a lack of fluid in your power steering system the fluid reservoir will get low.  Your power steering pump draws fluid in from that reservoir and if there is a low fluid level it can also draw air in along with it causing the same bubbles and whining sound.  This problem is easy to identify because you will be able to see the low fluid level in your power steering fluid reservoir.

If you have discovered a low level in your power steering fluid reservoir then you have a leak somewhere in your system as that would be the only way power steering fluid could escape.  The seals in your power steering system are either very difficult or impossible to replace due to their location or how they are fitted into your steering rack.  Instead of replacing an entirely good power steering rack because of one leaky seal, use BlueDevil Power Steering Stop Leak to revive your old seals and stop your leak.  BlueDevil Power Steering Stop leak is easy to use and is guaranteed to seal your power steering leak so you don’t have a low power steering fluid level again!

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248 responses to "How to Fix Power Steering Pump Noise"

248 Comments

  1. erica williams on January 7, 2016 at 1:02 am

    Hi I have a kia cerato 2009 I have a knocking noise in front end have had suspension checked, flushed out power steering fluid and the noise is still there turning left and right is fine. Could you suggest what we could try next please

    • BlueDevil Pro on January 22, 2016 at 9:47 am

      Erica,

      Thanks for your question about your Kia. It sounds like you’ve got a loose suspension component based on your description. Our guess would be a bad ball joint, sway bar end link or control arm bushing. Start by reading our article about suspension noise to help you get an idea of where the problem could be: https://gobdp.com/blog/squeaky-suspension/.

      Thanks again for your question!
      -BD Auto Pro

      • Henry on February 8, 2017 at 1:46 pm

        I have a 2003 Hyundai Santa Fe v6 3.5 and I just changed the power steering pump and flushed the old power steering fluid from reservoir and drove I and it was soft then all of sudden got hard and when I press gas it would make noise of squeaking even more so I don’t know what to do now and fluid goes up the reservoir from minimum to maximum ?? Any help

        • BlueDevil Pro on February 9, 2017 at 12:45 pm

          Henry-

          Thank you for asking about your Hyundai Santa Fe. Based on your description, it is possible that there is an air pocket trapped in the system. Draining and refilling the power steering fluid would be able to get rid of any kind of air being trapped in the system. If that does not correct the issue, we recommend taking the vehicle to an ASE certified mechanic for a proper diagnosis.

          Thank you!

          -BDP

        • Earl on June 29, 2020 at 4:20 pm

          Hey I have a 1988 Chevy Silverado 5.7 I changed the power steering pump and the line that goes to the gear box but still makes the grinding noise gets louder when in load but I can steer just fine

          • BlueDevil Pro on June 30, 2020 at 9:53 am

            Earl-

            Thank you for asking about your Chevy Silverado. Based on your description, it sounds as though the grinding noise is more prevalent when increasing speed or under load, which could indicate a wheel bearing going bad. If you have just recently changed the pump, it’s possible that you may have air trapped in the system, so you can try burping it and making sure the system is topped off to the proper level. If the grinding persists, we recommend taking it to a shop for a possible wheel bearing replacement.

            Thank you!

            -BDP



      • Pali on February 6, 2021 at 12:19 pm

        My power steering makes a whine noise after replacing the hose which was broken and split the fluid then I replace it

        • BlueDevil Pro on February 8, 2021 at 9:41 am

          Pali-

          The whining sound you are hearing would indicate air being trapped in the system. This would most likely be the result of the hose leak you had remedied. Try bleeding the system and then topping off with power steering fluid to get back to the proper level.

          Thank you!

          -BDP

    • CHATTERPAUL PERSAUD on May 8, 2016 at 8:48 am

      hi i has a toyota pitbul mini bus from japan 2005 the power stering pump making a noise how to fixed that it a 2.7 liter 4 cylinder 2694cc 2tr-fe engine please reply i cannot get a new pump in guyana where can i get one thank u persaud

      • BD Auto Pro on May 13, 2016 at 9:23 pm

        Persaud,

        Thanks for your question about your Toyota Pitbul Mini Bus. If your power steering pump is making noise and you can’t get a new one, the best thing to do will be to keep it full of fluid to make sure no further damage occurs. Sometimes power steering pumps can get noise and last for a long time continuing to make that noise.

        Thanks again for your question!
        -BD Auto Pro

    • lentsu on June 25, 2017 at 7:28 am

      Hello, I drive a check sonic, and am currently experiencing that whining sound. I discovered that my o fluid level was low. Should I first drain all my old fluid out then apply BLUEDEVIL….how do I go about fixing this problem.

      • BlueDevil Pro on June 27, 2017 at 9:29 am

        Lentsu-

        Thank you for asking about your vehicle. You would not need to drain the old power steering fluid out, unless it looks dirty or contaminated. You may simply add the recommended amount (1/3 of the bottle) into your power steering reservoir. You should expect to see results after about 100-200 miles of driving.

        Thank you!

        -BDP

        • Keshauna H on August 27, 2017 at 12:40 pm

          Hello. I drive a Mazda 6 2007 & my car power steering got harder and when I turn left & right it will make noise & get hard to turn . I recently put some power steering in today & it is soft so what’s going on?

          • BlueDevil Pro on August 28, 2017 at 9:40 am

            Keshauna-

            Thank you for asking about your Mazda 6. Based on your description, it sounds like you are experiencing a slight power steering fluid leak. We recommend using the BlueDevil Power Steering Stop Leak (http://store.gobdp.com/synthetic-power-steering-fluid-00218/). You will be adding 1/3 of the bottle into your power steering reservoir and should expect to see results after about 100-200 miles of driving.

            Thank you!

            -BDP



    • Frederick Witherspoon on October 21, 2018 at 8:49 pm

      I have a 2010 Nissan Maxima I am hearing a whineing noise when I pull off . Could it be my power steering pump because my steering wheel is stiff

      • BlueDevil Pro on October 22, 2018 at 9:30 am

        Frederick-

        Thank you for asking about your Nissan Maxima. The whining noise you are hearing is usually created by a problem with the power steering fluid that the pump is trying to move. The problem can be something as simple as worn out fluid that has lost its additives or physical properties and doesn’t pump well to small air bubbles in the power steering fluid that foam and cause the vanes to vibrate and whine.
        We recommend draining the power steering fluid and replacing it with clean fluid. If the problem persists, a power steering pump replacement may be required.

        Thank you!

        -BDP

    • Rony on May 9, 2020 at 4:53 pm

      I drive a Honda civic 2007 and i just fixed a typical o ring leak on my power steering pump. Now when I top up my fluids to required max, the oil leaks and reaches the minimum oil line in no time. I also realized oil squirts from like tiny punctured holes in the pressure line. Can your product help with this as a temporary fix?

      • BlueDevil Pro on May 11, 2020 at 9:45 am

        Rony-

        Thank your for asking about your Honda Civic. Unfortunately, the only remedy would be to replace the pressure line. The BlueDevil Power Steering Stop Leak would not be able to seal this kind of a leak.

        Thank you!

        -BDP

      • Corey on May 12, 2020 at 4:21 pm

        My 2004 honda accord make winnin noise wen i turn sterrin wheel and press on gas..just replaced the sterring pump..wat should i do.

        • BlueDevil Pro on May 13, 2020 at 12:29 pm

          Corey-

          Thank you for asking about your Honda Accord. Did the whining noise start after/around when you had the power steering pump replaced? If so, there is a good indication that you may have air in the system, creating that annoying, whining sound. We recommend alleviating all of the air out of the system and then topping the power steering fluid back up the proper level.

          Thank you!

          -BDP

    • Eliezer Owain on July 2, 2020 at 7:47 am

      Hi, i have a Peugeot 207 and I recently changed my power steering sensor myself, the same time i flushed my ps fluid and poured in some fresh ones. After the change I noticed when i turn the wheel, the high pressure line vibrates and it sounds like the car is revving. Please help

      • BD Auto Pro on July 2, 2020 at 9:44 pm

        Eliezer,

        Thanks for your question about your Peugeot 207. Usually, vibrating power steering lines indicate air in the system or clogs in the system. Since you just changed your fluid our guess is that you’ve still got some air in the system. Try lifting your front tires off the ground and turning your wheel lock to lock 10-20 times with the engine off, then again with the engine on keeping an eye on your power steering fluid level. If that doesn’t help things then you may have a clog in your steering gear either from old fluid or something that got into the system during the flush. Flushing the system again or replacing the steering gear may help with a clog. lastly, it’s not unusual for your engine to rev up while you turn your steering wheel and your car is stopped. The engine is designed to do this to give a boost in power steering line pressure to help you turn the wheels while you’re stopped.

        Thanks again for your question!
        -BD Auto Pro

    • Robert on December 6, 2020 at 8:40 pm

      I have a 99 hyundai sonata. I noticed when I slow down I hear a high humming sound.kind of like the sound it makes first thing in the morning but when I push the gas it goes away till I take my foot off the gas at a stop sign or to coast to a stop.. and The fluid is full

      • BlueDevil Pro on December 7, 2020 at 9:51 am

        Robert-

        Thank you for asking about your Hyundai Sonata. A humming sound could indicate that the tires are under/over inflated and are chopping/cupping the road. Unfortunately, it could also be the sign of failing parts, improper lubrication of parts or even worse, transmission failure. Based on your description, we recommend taking your vehicle to the shop for a proper diagnosis.

        Thank you!

        -BDP

    • C utley on December 25, 2020 at 8:58 pm

      Check the motor or transmission mounts

    • Wesley Bahe on January 14, 2021 at 11:17 pm

      I have a Pontiac Grand am SE 2004 v6 I’m wondering what the problem is because my power steering is making some humming noises and I have to top it off every two days is it the power steering pump or could it be the pressure hose and the return hose

      • BlueDevil Pro on January 15, 2021 at 11:37 am

        Wesley-

        Thank you for asking about your Pontiac Grand Am. It would be difficult to say whether it was the power steering pump or one of the pressure hoses that is the culprit for the humming noises you are hearing. Based on your description, we recommend bleeding the power steering system to make sure all excess air is removed and then topping power steering fluid back off to the proper level. Make sure the vehicle is turned on and you have turned the steering wheel back and forth a few times to get an accurate measurement.

        Thank you!

        -BDP

  2. Chris on January 21, 2016 at 8:31 am

    If my power steering pump goes out while I’m driving and loses power to the engine now the car won’t start is that possible

    • BlueDevil Pro on January 28, 2016 at 11:48 am

      Chris,

      Theoretically yes, if your power steering pump seized up and miraculously the belt didn’t break it could stop your engine and keep it from restarting, but it wouldn’t even turn over. Most of the time, if your power steering pump seizes up while driving it would quickly snap the belt allowing your engine to continue to run, but you would lose power steering and possibly some other accessories like your alternator and water pump.

      If your engine stopped running while you were driving, the first thing you would notice is your power steering going away and probably some warning lights on your dashboard like the battery light and brake light. If this is the case, it could be an issue with your ignition, or possibly your fuel pump.

      Thanks again for your question!
      -BD Auto Pro

      • Amy on April 23, 2018 at 8:00 pm

        I had this happen to me, and it was a bad alternator that had drained my battery, and then the alternator went completely. Left me stranded, but a new alternator and battery seemed to have fixed the problem.

      • Gabriel on April 10, 2020 at 11:52 pm

        I have a 2004 dodge Dakota I was doing donuts in it while I was doing I felt like I was rubbing like a belt fast and I my steering wheel got hard and I check and it through fluid all over I replace the old fluid n added new one now it makes a whining noise and its hard when it’s parked?

        • BlueDevil Pro on April 13, 2020 at 8:30 am

          Gabriel-

          Thank you for asking about your Dodge Dakota. Unfortunately, a whining noise in this case usually indicates a power steering fluid leak is present. We recommend using the BlueDevil Power Steering Stop Leak. Add 1/3 of the bottle into your power steering reservoir, and expect to start seeing results after 100-200 miles of driving.

          Thank you!

          -BDP

  3. Julie on April 22, 2016 at 7:48 am

    I have a 2007 Honda CRV with 35000 miles on it. The power sterring works perfect. a the fluid is full, but it whines all the time. Will your product stop this?

    • BlueDevil Pro on April 22, 2016 at 10:25 am

      Julie-

      BlueDevil Power Steering Stop Leak is specifically made to stop fluid loss. It is not designed to help with whining unless the whine is due to fluid being low from a leak in the system. We recommend having the power steering pump looked at and potentially replaced.

      Thank you!

      -BDP

    • Jon Shive on December 11, 2017 at 7:04 pm

      My 06 Ford Five Hundred did this, when I checked the fluid was dirty, so I flushed it and replaced the fluid with a High-mileage fluid.

  4. Kaziem Richards on June 28, 2016 at 11:02 pm

    My Power steering pump keeps on breaking after i replace it.
    when i change the pump the car is okay for a few days then the whining sound comes back and steering becomes heavy. could it be the steering rack that keeps breaking the pump?

    thanks.

    • BlueDevil Pro on June 29, 2016 at 9:29 am

      Kaziem-

      Based on your description, it sounds like you have one of two issues. It could be that your rotary vane pump is not functioning properly. A rotary vane pump is actually designed more like a fan than a typical pump. Inside the pump housing is a rotor with vanes or blades attached to it. When spinning, these vanes throw the power steering fluid into the outlet hose on the pump creating the high pressure needed for the system. It is the special design of the vane and rotor that creates the unique whine you hear when your power steering isn’t operating correctly. The whine is usually created by a problem with the power steering fluid that the pump is trying to move. The problem can be something as simple as worn out fluid that has lost its additives or physical properties and doesn’t pump well to small air bubbles in the power steering fluid that foam and cause the vanes to vibrate and whine.
      We recommend changing the power steering fluid to get rid of any potential air bubbles. If that doesn’t solve the issue, you may want to look into having the rotary vane pump replaced. Feel free to contact our technical support line at 888-863-0426 with any other questions.

      Hope this helps!

      -BDP

  5. Georgianna Morgan on July 3, 2016 at 7:08 pm

    I have a 1999 Ford winfstar. And it’sbeen leaking out on bottom then stopped leaking from underneath and started leaking from top we fell it up it works for a few miles then leaks out under van again with large amounts what could cause this and could blue devil fix this

    • BD Auto Pro on July 8, 2016 at 11:28 am

      Georgianna,

      Thanks for your question about your Ford Winstar. Assuming you have a power steering fluid leak, check to see where the fluid is coming from. If the leak is from a hose, we would recommend replacing that hose. If the leak is coming from the pump or power steering rack, you can use BlueDevil Power Steering Stop Leak (available here: http://store.gobdp.com/power-steering-stop-leak-00232/) to seal the leak.

      Thanks again for your question!
      -BD Auto Pro

  6. Matt on July 6, 2016 at 10:32 am

    i have a 2001 dodge neon it only makes the whining sound when i turn it sounds like it is coming from the power steering pump. is it that ? or is it the transmission? the power steering fluid is a little low but not bad and its really dirty could it be that?

    • BlueDevil Pro on July 7, 2016 at 9:16 am

      Matt-

      Thank you for asking about your Dodge Neon. Based on your description, it seems the dirty fluid could be causing the whining sound from your power steering pump. We recommend changing the fluid and refilling it to the proper level. If the fluid appears to be low, you may be experiencing a slight power steering fluid leak. We would also recommend using the BlueDevil Power Steering Stop Leak, found here on our website: http://store.gobdp.com/power-steering-stop-leak-00232/ . You should expect to see results after about 100-200 miles of driving.

      Thank you!

      -BDP

  7. James glenn on July 11, 2016 at 4:52 am

    My 1999 Honda v6_Honda accord power steering level is good but each morning it has a whining noise and its magnified more when I turn wheel left or right Im pretty sure its the pump from looking at it and listening to where sound is coming from. So what could problem be and how do I fix it??

    • BD Auto Pro on July 16, 2016 at 5:32 pm

      James,

      Thanks for your question about your Honda Accord. The problem you’re describing could be due to a failing power steering pump, a clog in your power steering system, or simply old power steering fluid. We would recommend starting by getting a power steering fluid flush and seeing if that quiets things down. If that doesn’t do the trick and your steering doesn’t feel stiff or lumpy you most likely can drive your car with this problem either until the pump fails completely, or the clog gets so bad the steering gets difficult.

      Thanks again for your question!
      -BD Auto Pro

  8. Cornelius west on August 2, 2016 at 4:12 am

    I changed my power steering pump and still hear the noise when turning left what could be the problem

    • BlueDevil Pro on August 12, 2016 at 9:21 am

      Cornelius-

      Based on your description, you may be experiencing somewhat of a power steering fluid leak. We recommend using the BlueDevil Power Steering Stop Leak, found here on our website: http://store.gobdp.com/power-steering-stop-leak-00232/ . You will be adding 1/3 of the bottle to your power steering reservoir, and should expect to see results after about 100-200 miles of driving.

      Thank you!

      -BDP

  9. arianna perez on August 5, 2016 at 11:01 pm

    I have a chevy cruze lt 2014 and i had went to the beach and accidentally went over a parking curb and popped a tire a few days ago, and today a light flashed as i turned on my car that attention to power steering. Then went off once car started, and this high pitched squeal is coming from the right front side of the car. Is this from the power steering or other problem? nd what do i have to do to fix it? Also est. Amount to fix this?

    • BD Auto Pro on September 3, 2016 at 5:19 pm

      Arianna,

      Thanks for your question about your Chevy Cruze. Your car doesn’t have a hydraulic power steering system, it’s electric so if the light is flashing it may be worth taking your car to a dealership to get that checked out. The squealing noise could be due to some bent suspension components and your tire rubbing on something as your drive, or if you hear it stopped as well it could be an indication that your engine belt is going or an accessory like the alternator is going bad.

      Thanks again for your question!
      -BD Auto Pro

  10. Donald on August 22, 2016 at 11:27 am

    Hey I have a 2004 Chevy Silverado z71 5.3 4 wheel drive automatic. My power steering is wining. Fluid is full. When I’m setting still and try to turn it’s very hard to turn I can push the gas and it gets easier to turn. Any ideas on what it could be?

    • BD Auto Pro on September 3, 2016 at 6:32 pm

      Donald,

      Thanks for your question about your Chevy Silverado. Based on your description of the problem our guess is that either your pump is bad or you’ve got a large clog in your steering rack. Many times clogs can be cleared up by performing a power steering fluid flush, so you may start there. If the flush doesn’t change the steering feel or the whining sound you may move on to changing the pump.

      Thanks again for your question!
      -BD Auto Pro

  11. DEBBIE on August 26, 2016 at 8:28 pm

    I have a Honda 2008 model the power steering makes a whining sound when I start it when it’s cold but after 5 Min the noise goes away any suggestions as what it could be thank you

    • BD Auto Pro on September 3, 2016 at 6:56 pm

      Debbie,

      Thanks for your question about your Honda. The noise might go away because the power steering fluid warms up and expands causing the level in your reservoir to rise enough to fill the pump. You can try checking your power steering fluid reservoir for a low fluid level. If you find a low fluid level add BlueDevil Power Steering Stop Leak (available here: http://store.gobdp.com/power-steering-stop-leak-00232/) and top of your reservoir with the correct amount of fluid.

      If you don’t have a low fluid level you could have whinning because your power steering fluid is old and after it heats up and gets less viscous allowing the pump to quiet down. You could try having a power steering fluid flush performed to see if that is the problem.

      Thanks again for your question!
      -BD Auto Pro

  12. John on September 9, 2016 at 12:03 pm

    Hi. I have a ’02 Ford windstar and had the pwer steering flushed a few months ago due to noise. The noise went away for a while and came back a few weeks ago. I checked the reservoir and noticed that the cap was loose but the fluid level was still good. Is the noise due to trapped air in the system? Thanks!

    • BlueDevil Pro on September 9, 2016 at 1:21 pm

      John-

      Thank you for asking about your Ford Windstar. Based on your description, it sounds like you may have air bubbles trapped in the system. you could have air bubbles in your power steering fluid due to the loose cap you discovered.  Since your pump is drawing fluid into the rotor and vanes from the return reservoir at a vacuum, air can also be pulled in if there are any loose hose connections or a loose cap.  This air can be enough to cause the fluid to foam and your pump to whine. We recommend draining your power steering fluid and then refilling the system. This should get rid of any air trapped in the system.

      Thank you!

      -BDP

      • John on September 10, 2016 at 8:51 am

        Thanks for the quick response! I’ve used your products in the past and every little help to extend the life of a vehicle matters so much to alot of people. Keep it up!

  13. Frank on September 11, 2016 at 4:48 pm

    I have a 2006 Dodge Ram 1500. I have had a ticking noise coming from my power steering pump for about a year. I have replace the power steering pump twice….I replace the high pressure hose….and I have flushed the fluid out and replaced with new fluid. Any ideas. Also the noise stops when I turn the wheel to the stop left or right but starts ticking again when I release the steering wheel

    • BD Auto Pro on September 16, 2016 at 7:57 pm

      Frank,

      Thanks for your question about your Dodge Ram. We have rarely heard of ticking noises coming from power steering pumps so we’re a little stumped. If you’ve changed the pump twice and the noise didn’t change our guess is the sound is coming from somewhere else. The only other component of your power steering system that could be affecting things would be your power gear and it would likely be a big clog. If you’ve already flushed the system, you would probably have to replace the rack, but that is only a possibility. The other possibility is that the noise is coming from somewhere else like the belt or belt tensioner. When your steering is at its stop it would put more load on the pump which would add tension to the belt so it’s possible that another pulley or the belt is causing the noise you’re hearing.

      Thanks again for your question!
      -BD Auto Pro

  14. Carlos on September 22, 2016 at 6:21 pm

    I have a 2009 Nissan Maxima, I have a noise coming from the power steering pump, I just replaced the pump and the high pressure hose due to a leak, but now is making that noise and looks like I still have a minimum leak coming from the bolt that connects the pump and the hose. I try not to drive the car for long periods of time due to the fact and scares me, that the belt can break and make a bigger damages..

    • BD Auto Pro on September 28, 2016 at 7:09 pm

      Carlos,

      Thanks for your question about your Nissan Maxima. If it is a banjo bolt that is leaking you might consider replacing the washers on either side of the bolt to help stop that leak. If it is a straight bolt you can try adding Teflon tape to the threads, just be careful not to allow the tape to get inside the fitting.

      If you’ve replaced the pump and it’s still noisy it could be an indication that you’ve got a clog in your steering rack so you may also consider flushing the system to try and remove any clogs or debris that may be raising pressure and making your pump noisy. You should also check to ensure the fluid used when the pump was replaced was the factory recommended fluid as the incorrect fluid could make the pump noisy and cause premature wear.

      Thanks again for your question!
      -BD Auto Pro

  15. Dale Suttles on September 27, 2016 at 2:18 pm

    I have a 90 model Chevy square body one ton 4×4. The pump whines all the time. Not hard to turn or anything like that. Just constantly whines. Fluid level full, no leaks.

    • BD Auto Pro on September 30, 2016 at 1:20 pm

      Dale,

      Thanks for your question about your 1990 Chevy truck. The problem you’re describing could simply be a product of old age and maybe some flow restriction in your system but if it works properly, you may be able to continue to use your truck safely. You could try a fluid flush to remove any impurities and make sure the fluid is lubricating the system properly, but even that may no quiet things down.

      Thanks again for your question!
      -BD Auto Pro

  16. Korissa on September 27, 2016 at 3:28 pm

    I’ve replaced my power steering pump 3 times and it’s still making the winning noise. The fluid is full. Is it possible that it could be something else that is making the noise?

    • BD Auto Pro on September 30, 2016 at 1:21 pm

      Korissa,

      Thanks for your question about your power steering system. If you’ve replaced your pump multiple times already then the problem is probably a clog in your system. You could try performing a fluid flush to remove the clog and get the whine to go away. Depending on the age and what type of vehicle you have, you may just have a noisy power steering pump even though everything else is working properly.

      Thanks again for your question!
      -BD Auto Pro

  17. Newman KHan on October 4, 2016 at 1:30 pm

    Hi
    I have an 2007 Infiniti M45 , my front 2 tires needed top be replaced so i stopped at a used tire shop and bought a couple until the ones i ordered on line came in. After putting 2 tires on at the shop , i’ve noticed the noise from power steering and other day found the power steering reservoir foaming , causing the reservoir to look almost full. I also felt some power steering fluid on the bottom of the engine. Can you tell me what could that tire shop could have damaged from changing the tires using the hydraulic tire jacks on both sides of the front of the car at the same time and whether blue devil will possibly address this problem i have?

    • BlueDevil Pro on October 4, 2016 at 1:50 pm

      Newman-

      Thank you for asking about your Infiniti M45. You could have air bubbles in your power steering fluid due to a loose low pressure hose.  Since your pump is drawing fluid into the rotor and vanes from the return reservoir at a vacuum, air can also be pulled in if there are any loose hose connections.  This air can be enough to cause the fluid to foam and your pump to whine. We recommend simply draining the fluid and refilling the power steering reservoir. This should get rid of any air bubbles trapped in the system. If the problem persists, you may want to bring the vehicle in to a certified ASE mechanic for a proper diagnosis.

      Thank you!

      -BDP

  18. Alec on October 4, 2016 at 4:23 pm

    thanks for the tips i will check for leaks or the topup level

  19. Joshua on October 6, 2016 at 7:30 pm

    I have a 2008 impala SS. And it’s whining, the steering is fine and my fluid levels are also fine. What could be causing the whine sound. I had the hose replaced last year. I thought that would take care of the noise and I replaced the pump three times and get the same noise every time. Down side is I didn’t go to the dealership or shop to get the pump installed, I went to an alley mechanic. Is it possible that there was a step he missed that wasn’t possible for an alley mechanic!

    • BlueDevil Pro on October 13, 2016 at 9:45 am

      Joshua-

      Thank you for asking about your Chevy Impala. If you’ve kept up with regular maintenance on your car including changing your power steering fluid as recommended, then the whine is most likely due to air bubbles in your system.  Air can get in your power steering system from a few different sources.  First, you could have air bubbles in your power steering fluid due to a loose low pressure hose.  Since your pump is drawing fluid into the rotor and vanes from the return reservoir at a vacuum, air can also be pulled in if there are any loose hose connections. We recommend checking the hose connections. If they seem to be fine, you may want to bring the vehicle to the dealership for a proper diagnosis.

      Thank you!

      -BDP

  20. Starr-Ella Brunelle on October 13, 2016 at 7:29 pm

    Hi I have a 97 chevy blazer when we go to start it up it has trouble turning over. After adding gas under the hood it will start. We have recently been hearing the power steering whining could the problem with it not starting without the gas be caused by a problem with the power steering?

    • BlueDevil Pro on October 17, 2016 at 11:07 am

      Starr-Ella-

      Thank you for asking about your Chevy Blazer. No, the power steering system would not have any affect on the vehicle starting or not starting. Based on your description, we recommend taking the vehicle to a certified ASE mechanic for a proper diagnosis.

      Thank you!

      -BDP

  21. Phekare on November 3, 2016 at 4:17 am

    hello
    my steerring wheel just went stiff and the oil keeps on going dry,,, how can i fix my steerring wheel go back to normal not to be stiff anymore

    • BlueDevil Pro on November 7, 2016 at 3:56 pm

      Phekare-

      Based on your description, it sounds like you may be experiencing a power steering fluid leak. We recommend using the BlueDevil Power Steering Stop Leak http://store.gobdp.com/power-steering-stop-leak-00232/. You will be adding 1/3 of the bottle into your power steering reservoir and should expect to see results after about 100-200 miles of driving.

      Thank you!

      -BDP

  22. Jason on November 5, 2016 at 2:56 pm

    I have a 2002 acura mdx. I just replace the o ring on my power steering house but it’s still whining
    Any suggestions?

    • BD Auto Pro on November 19, 2016 at 9:30 am

      Jason,

      Thanks for your question about your MDX. With your engine idling and warmed up, try removing the power steering fluid reservoir cap and checking the condition of the fluid. If you’ve got bubbles or foam in the fluid, it may be an indication that your system is low on fluid, or that you’ve got a low side leak allowing air to be drawn in and entrained in your power steering fluid. A low fluid level or air in your power steering fluid can cause the whining sound you’re describing. Depending on how long it’s been since you changed to o-ring, you may also simply have air trapped in your system due to the maintenance and it will slowly come out as your drive.

      If you don’t believe you have any air in the system and your sure things are topped off, the whining you are hearing could be an indication that your power steering pump is starting to wear out and will need to be replaced soon.

      Thanks again for your question!
      -BD Auto Pro

  23. GLEN Qualls Sr on November 7, 2016 at 8:46 am

    hi’i have a Chevy impala Lt just put new power steering pump on. i know pump was bad cause couldn’t keep fluid in it and made loud noise when you turn steering especially. but still have noise but only when rpm’s is up noise don’t change when turning wheel. got any thoughts?

    • BD Auto Pro on November 19, 2016 at 9:49 am

      Glen,

      Thanks for your question about your Chevy Impala. Based on your description, the noise you’re hearing could be due to air trapped in the system or a clog from wear products from your old pump. First, whenever you’re installing a new power steering pump, it’s possible for air to get trapped in the lines causing noise. You can try lifting the front end of your car off the ground and turning the steering wheel from lock to lock multiple times with your car off add fluid as air comes out. Then do the same thing with the engine idling to remove all the air from the system.

      Also, as your old pump was wearing out, it could have left deposits in your power steering rack that would increase the pressure and cause even your new pump to whine. You can try flushing your system to remove these deposits and quiet things down. Lastly, you may check your engine belt to make sure it is providing the proper tension on the power steering pump as improper tension could cause noise as well.

      Thanks again for your question!
      -BD Auto Pro

  24. Leena on November 23, 2016 at 8:35 am

    I am getting noise from front when I am driving it’s weird noise as well what is this problem looks like ? It’s with Nissan Maxima

    • BlueDevil Pro on December 1, 2016 at 9:30 am

      Leena-

      Thank you for asking about your Nissan Maxima. What kind of noise are you hearing? Is it a whining sound or is it another kind of noise. Please contact our technical support line at 888-863-0426 so that we can get a better understanding of the vehicle’s symptoms and be able to make any appropriate recommendations.

      Thank you!

      -BDP

      • Andre Beaudoin on August 13, 2021 at 1:11 am

        My 2008 Hyundai Sonata is leaking steering fluid from the boot on my passenger side cv axle. Could it be a seal under the boot and if so will using your product be beneficially to me? I understand that the product reconditions seals so im just wondering. I also think the reason the steering fluid started leaking out it the first place is because i had hit a pothole which caused something to start leaking oil. Could it be a seal? Would it be safe to assume its not a seal because i did hit a smallet but deep pothhole with passenger side tire, and it only started leaking out fluid after that. What’s your take buddy?

        • BlueDevil Pro on August 13, 2021 at 11:18 am

          Andre-

          Thank you for asking about your Hyundai Sonata. Based on your description, we recommend using the BlueDevil Power Steering Stop Leak. As long as the leak isn’t more than seeping or lightly dripping, you would be a good candidate for the product. You would start by adding 1/3 of the bottle into your power steering reservoir. Expect to start seeing results after 100-200 miles of driving.

          Thank you!

          -BDP

  25. arvin nalo on December 21, 2016 at 11:26 pm

    I had change my power steering pump and the pressure hose of my ford escape 2006. after few days it star make a weird sound and lots of bubbles coming from the reservoir it came to the point that the fluid is coming out to the reservoir because of the bubbles. can you please advice me. Thank you

    • BlueDevil Pro on January 11, 2017 at 3:16 pm

      Arvin-

      Thank you for asking about your Ford Escape. The whine you are hearing is usually created by a problem with the power steering fluid that the pump is trying to move.  The problem can be something as simple as worn out fluid that has lost its additives or physical properties and doesn’t pump well to small air bubbles in the power steering fluid that foam and cause the vanes to vibrate and whine. We recommend changing your power steering fluid and refilling it with fresh, clean power steering fluid.

      Thank you!

      -BDP

  26. Gregory Perrigan on December 24, 2016 at 5:41 pm

    I have a 2009 impala when it is cold out the power steering pump won’t stop whining, it whines all day long, fluid level is full and belt is new, how or what do I do to stop this whining. Thanks

    • BlueDevil Pro on January 11, 2017 at 9:25 am

      Gregory-

      Thank you for asking about your Chevy Impala. The whine sound you are hearing is usually created by a problem with the power steering fluid that the pump is trying to move.  The problem can be something as simple as worn out fluid that has lost its additives or physical properties and doesn’t pump well to small air bubbles in the power steering fluid that foam and cause the vanes to vibrate and whine. We recommend draining your power steering fluid and refilling it with new fluid.

      Thank you!

      -BDP

  27. Tyler Spangenberg on December 25, 2016 at 9:54 pm

    My power steering is full. It’s really hard to turn the wheel, and it’s making a whine sound and clunking sound. I have a 2005 Grand Prix GT.

    • BlueDevil Pro on January 11, 2017 at 9:24 am

      Tyler-

      Thank you for asking about your Pontiac Grand Prix GT. The whine sound you hear is usually created by a problem with the power steering fluid that the pump is trying to move.  The problem can be something as simple as worn out fluid that has lost its additives or physical properties and doesn’t pump well to small air bubbles in the power steering fluid that foam and cause the vanes to vibrate and whine. We recommend draining your power steering fluid and refilling it with new fluid.

      Thank you!

      -BDP

  28. Vishu on January 1, 2017 at 10:15 pm

    I have a 2002 BMW 325XI. Steering was stiff so i flushed out the older oil and replaced it with a new oil. But now i am hearing the whining sound every time i make a turn at slow speed. After adding the oil, the color of the oil has changed to Brown.
    Can you please help me with the problem.

    Thanks,
    Vishu

    • BD Auto Pro on January 19, 2017 at 5:42 pm

      Vishu,

      Thanks for your question about your 2002 BMW 325xi. If you just emptied your power steering fluid reservoir and added new fluid there it’s not surprising the fluid is brown again as there is still a lot of old fluid in your system in the lines, rack, and cooler. If you did a full system flush removing all the old fluid and the new fluid is brown already it could be an indication that your power steering pump is failing which would also account for the whining you’re hearing. You could try removing the belt and turning the pump pulley by hand to check for play or roughness which would indicate the bearings are failing in the pump.

      If the pump seems to be in good condition then the problem could simply be air in your system which should work its way out over time.

      Thanks again for your question!
      -BD Auto Pro

  29. CURTIS G PRICE on January 7, 2017 at 1:35 pm

    I have a 2003 PT cruiser on cold starts the power steering pump whines and there is bubbles in the fluid but I has the fluid it warms up the whine goes away but also when you first started on a cold start at wines and fluid come out the top of the reservoir. There is no leaks I have changed all the fluid the owners manual says it takes ATF +4 so any thoughts of what might be going on????

    • BlueDevil Pro on January 11, 2017 at 9:27 am

      Curtis-

      Thank you for asking about your Chrysler PT Cruiser. The whine sound you are referring to is usually created by a problem with the power steering fluid that the pump is trying to move.  The problem can be something as simple as worn out fluid that has lost its additives or physical properties and doesn’t pump well to small air bubbles in the power steering fluid that foam and cause the vanes to vibrate and whine. We recommend draining your power steering fluid and refilling it with new fluid.

      Thank you!

      -BDP

  30. Davie Murray on January 11, 2017 at 5:09 am

    I have a peugeot 306 and when in turning tightly (i.e into a parking bay) there is a clunking noise. In turn this can cause the car to drift and it takes a bit of correction. What is the problem here please?

    • BlueDevil Pro on January 11, 2017 at 11:09 am

      Davie-

      Thank you for asking about your Peugeot 306. Are you noticing a loss of power steering fluid? If so, we recommend using the BlueDevil Power Steering Stop Leak http://store.gobdp.com/power-steering-stop-leak-00232/. You should expect to see results after about 100-200 miles of driving. If not, you may want to bring the vehicle in to a certified ASE mechanic for a possible power steering pump replacement.

      Thank you!

      -BDP

  31. trity on January 19, 2017 at 5:39 pm

    I have a Honda accord 2005. I have changed the power steering pump 2 times within a very short period. Car drives very fine in the morning without a whining noise but after driving for about 20 minutes, it starts to make a very loud whining noise and hard to turn either left or right when am still but not hard to turn when i press the gas pedal.

    • BlueDevil Pro on January 20, 2017 at 9:11 am

      Trity-

      Thank you for asking about your Honda Accord. Are you noticing a loss of power steering fluid? If so, we recommend using the BlueDevil Power Steering Stop Leak http://store.gobdp.com/power-steering-stop-leak-00232/. If not, we recommend draining and refilling your power steering fluid to get rid of any potential air bubbles in the system, which would explain the whining noise you are hearing.

      Thank you!

      -BDP

  32. Garrett Shuck on January 23, 2017 at 2:08 am

    I have a 2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT, it squeals like a sumbitch, but only until it warms up. Serpentine belt is pretty much brand new, replaced the tensioner pulley, all other pulleys were good. Turned it over and still squeals very loudly, should I just give up and replace power steering pump? It is an embarrassing factor, I hate starting my car because I know something’s gonna squeel

    • BlueDevil Pro on January 23, 2017 at 10:32 am

      Garrett-

      Thank you for asking about your Mitsubishi Eclipse GT. The squealing sound you are hearing could be the belts getting wet from a power steering fluid leak. Are you noticing a loss of power steering fluid? If so, we recommend using the BlueDevil Power Steering Stop Leak http://store.gobdp.com/power-steering-stop-leak-00232/. You should expect to see results after about 100-200 miles of driving.

      Thank you!

      -BDP

  33. Sarah on January 25, 2017 at 2:26 pm

    I have a 1997 Honda Civic and my power steering went out. I put some more fluid in it and it worked for a couple days. Then I waited about 2 weeks to fix it again and then I put power steering sealant in it. Now, my car makes noises every time I turn the wheel. Also, when I start it up in the morning, she makes a very weird sound. I first thought it had to be lubricated because it has been about 2 weeks but now I know that is probably not the problem.

    • BlueDevil Pro on January 25, 2017 at 3:11 pm

      Sarah-

      Thank you for asking about your Honda Civic. It sounds like a power steering fluid leak is the culprit behind your power steering issues. Based on your description, we recommend using the BlueDevil Power Steering Stop Leak http://store.gobdp.com/power-steering-stop-leak-00232/. You should expect to see results after about 100-200 miles of driving.

      Thank you!

      -BDP

  34. Lillie Phipps on January 28, 2017 at 12:10 pm

    I have a 2007 Ford Focus I had the power steering pressure hose replaced, power steering pump, now its leaking fluid after the power steering pressure hose was replaced I had the fluid flush and it’s still making noise. The mechanic said the power steering pump need to be replaced because maybe the pump is overworked and has aa bad seal. I had the pump replaced in December 2016 and the power steering pressure hose was replaced in January 2017. Please help

    • BlueDevil Pro on January 31, 2017 at 8:54 am

      Lillie-

      Thank you for asking about your Ford Focus. It is very strange that you started losing fluid after the power steering pressure hose was replaced. It is possible that the hose wasn’t connected properly and just needs to be adjusted to stop the loss of fluid. We recommend bringing the vehicle back to the shop that did the work. They should be able to pinpoint the issue and get you and your vehicle back on the road.

      Thank you!

      -BDP

  35. Fred on February 6, 2017 at 9:19 pm

    Can you use BlueDevil fluid to aid in diagnostics? i recently had a power steering gear box replaced in my chevy express van, it was said by a questionably competent mechanic that the gear box was pouring fluid. I had no symptoms of power steering failure or any kind of whine. After the repair however, the pump began to whine, but is holding the proper amount of fluid. Is it okay to add the stop leak fluid if there is not a known leak? Could the fact that the whine started immediately after the repair indicate bad service?

    • BlueDevil Pro on February 8, 2017 at 10:15 am

      Fred-

      Unfortunately, the BlueDevil Power Steering Stop Leak can not be used as a diagnostics aide. The whine sound you are hearing could indicate that there are air pockets trapped in the system. Try draining and refilling the system with fresh power steering fluid and see if that corrects the problem. If not, you may want to go back to the shop for a proper diagnosis.

      Thank you!

      -BDP

  36. Dominique Hodges on March 2, 2017 at 7:47 pm

    every time I turn my heater on full blast it starts squealing then I lose my powering and I have restart the car then its fine but the noise does it every time I turn and its very loud, I just changed my water pump and serptine belt

    • BlueDevil Pro on March 3, 2017 at 9:24 am

      Dominique-

      Based on your description, we recommend checking the power steering reservoir to make sure the fluid is topped off to the proper level. If not, we recommend using the BlueDevil Power Steering Stop Leak (http://store.gobdp.com/power-steering-stop-leak-00232/) to help stop the loss of power steering fluid.
      If the system appears to be topped off to the proper level, you may want to try draining the power steering fluid and refilling it with fresh fluid. Dirty fluid or an air pocket in the system would explain the whining sound you may be hearing, and changing the fluid would correct that issue.

      Thank you!

      -BDP

  37. Maggie Fisher on March 6, 2017 at 10:08 am

    My steering wheel seizes up and makes a hissing type sound when I am driving at slow speeds (like in parking lots). Do you think this is from the power steering pump? 2004 Chevy Impala

  38. George Sims on March 25, 2017 at 2:38 pm

    @000 Honda coupe v6.Whining sound at idle which increases when turning steering wheel right or left.Sounds like from belt on left side of engine.

    • BlueDevil Pro on March 27, 2017 at 11:04 am

      George-

      Thank you for asking about your Honda. Is the power steering fluid topped off to the proper level? If not, we recommend using the BlueDevil Power Steering Stop Leak (http://store.gobdp.com/power-steering-stop-leak-00232/) to combat your fluid loss. If the system appears to be at the proper level, the fluid may be dirty or may contain an air pocket in the system, for which we recommend draining and refilling the system with clean power steering fluid.

      Thank you!

      -BDP

  39. Bill Patterson on June 5, 2017 at 5:55 pm

    I have a jeep GC 1993 six and I have replaced the pump/reservoir twice and both times is starts leaking from the connection to the pump from the reservoir. I bleed the pump manually for 10 turning cycles and got out most of the air and then 20 cycles with power added. Both times with cap off. I then put the cap back on and ran it a few more turning cycles. I then took the cap off and there was a slight sound like pressure being released…but not much. It is then that it starts leaking slowly around the seal where the reservoir meets the pump. It did not leak there when it was running with the cap off. Is this a factor of there still being air in the system or just a bad O ring seal? Very frustrating as I have taken this apart twice…ugh

    • BD Auto Pro on June 7, 2017 at 7:31 pm

      Bill,

      Thanks for your question about your 1993 Grand Cherokee. The easiest and most likely possibility is that the hose from the reservoir to the pump is simply not making a good seal so you may consider replacing the o-ring if it has one, or the entire hose. As the power steering fluid heats up and expands it will create a small amount of pressure in the power steering reservoir but if you opened the cap when it was hot that should have relieved the pressure and allowed it to draw a vacuum as it cooled assuming the system is air tight. Since that didn’t happen it seems likely the system isn’t airtight and a leak at that hose would be the most likely culprit based on your description.

      Thanks again for your question!
      -BD Auto Pro

  40. devin on July 7, 2017 at 1:21 am

    I just replaced the power steering fluid in my 2000 ford Taurus. and now it is whining a lot when wheel is turned. the levels in my reservoir drop greatly when car is started but as soon as i turn the car of it shoots up and out the top

    • BlueDevil Pro on July 7, 2017 at 9:34 am

      Devin-

      Thank you for asking about your Ford Taurus. It sounds like an air pocket may have entered the system when you replaced the power steering fluid. You can try bleeding the system, or completely drain and re-fill the fluid once again. That should get rid of any kind of air trapped in the system.

      Thank you!

      -BDP

  41. Dunithan on July 28, 2017 at 4:22 pm

    I accidentally unhooked my power steering house going from the reservoir to where my serpentine belt is leaked a little and I put it back on was super messy ahah but now my power steering whines

    • BlueDevil Pro on July 31, 2017 at 9:23 am

      Dunithan-

      Is the fluid topped off to the proper level? The whine you are hearing could be an air pocket trapped in the system. We recommend completely draining and then re-filling the system. This should correct the whine you are hearing.

      Thank you!

      -BDP

  42. Earl Spencer on August 12, 2017 at 2:30 pm

    I have a 2005 Chevy Colorado I bought used 2 years ago. The dealer claimed they replaced the power steering pump because of whining noise. Since I owned the truck it has always made a whining noise when I accelerate during a turn. If I just rool through the turn whithout hitting the gas, no noise. I have no stiffness while turning, just the noise. I have raised vehicle off ground and turned wheels side to side to bleed air, no luck. Resevoir level full and no bubbles or foam. Any suggestions?

    • BD Auto Pro on August 14, 2017 at 7:01 pm

      Earl,

      Thanks for your question about your 2005 Chevy Colorado. It is possible that you simply have a noisy power steering pump in your truck and everything else is working correctly. The only thing you might try is flushing your power steering system and adding BlueDevil Synthetic Power Steering to see if that quiets things down. You can purchase BlueDevil Synthetic Power Steering FLuid here: http://store.gobdp.com/synthetic-power-steering-fluid-00218/.

      Thanks again for your question!
      -BD Auto Pro

  43. Moses O on August 22, 2017 at 3:35 am

    Good day, i have a mazda 3 (Japan) 2004 model. the car steering is performing well but two weeks ago after replacing front shocks the car started making whinning sound when turning. the power steering fluid is ok no leakage. please help

    • BlueDevil Pro on August 22, 2017 at 10:40 am

      Moses-

      Thank you for asking about your Mazda 3. The whine you are experiencing is usually created by a problem with the power steering fluid that the pump is trying to move.  The problem can be something as simple as worn out fluid that has lost its additives or physical properties and doesn’t pump well to small air bubbles in the power steering fluid that foam and cause the vanes to vibrate and whine. You may want to try draining the power steering fluid and re-filling it with clean fluid to get rid of any potential air bubbles.

      Thank you!

      -BDP

  44. Jack Collis on September 8, 2017 at 3:02 am

    Hi, I have a Toyota Hilux surf, and I had a leak in my low-pressure power steering line. I just replaced the hose and so the pump seems to have stopped leaking. However the noise is still there? Could this be a different problem? or is it the air bubbles just still inside that need time to escape?

    • BlueDevil Pro on September 8, 2017 at 9:47 am

      Jack-

      Thank you for asking about your Toyota Hilux. Based on your description, air bubbles being trapped inside the system could definitely be the cause of the noise you are hearing. Simply draining and refilling the power steering fluid should get rid of any air being trapped. Feel free to contact our technical support line at 888-863-0426 with any other questions.

      Thank you!

      -BDP

  45. Akash Kher on September 13, 2017 at 8:02 am

    I have Nissan Tiida 1.8. My power steering makes a TAK sound especially when i am taking right turn. Kindly suggest what I need to do.

    • BlueDevil Pro on September 13, 2017 at 9:41 am

      Akash-

      Thank you for asking about your Nissan Tiida. It is possible that the sound you are hearing is coming from air entering the system through a leak point. Are you noticing a loss of power steering fluid? If so, we recommend using the BlueDevil Power Steering Stop Leak (http://store.gobdp.com/power-steering-stop-leak-00232/). You should expect to see results after about 100-200 miles of driving.

      Thank you!

      -BDP

  46. Glenn Davis on November 19, 2017 at 7:14 pm

    I have a 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee that has an intermittent terrible whirring noise that sounds like what you describe, but when I caught it in the driveway making the noise, it goes away when I turn the wheel either right or left. Came back when wheel returned to middle. Then the noise went away when I drove to the Jiffy Lube , where they said the power steering fluid level is fine. Is it the pump going out?

    • BlueDevil Pro on November 20, 2017 at 4:18 pm

      Glenn-

      Thank you for asking about your Jeep Grand Cherokee. Based on your description, it sounds as though the power steering pump is staring to go out. You could wait to see if the noise becomes more persistent but, without a loss of power steering fluid, a faulty power steering pump is likely the culprit. We recommend replacing the pump to get rid of that terrible whirring noise.

      Thank you!

      -BDP

  47. Walter Hrutka on December 3, 2017 at 9:53 am

    i have a 2001 dodge caravan with a whining power steering pump. i replaced the the pump and tension adjuster and also the belt. Added new fluid. The whining noise is still present.

    • BlueDevil Pro on December 5, 2017 at 9:02 am

      Walter-

      Thank you for asking about your Dodge Caravan. Did you notice if you were low on power steering fluid before replacing the power steering pump? It is possible there is a slight leak elsewhere in the system, allowing air in to cause the whine you are hearing. If so, we recommend using the BlueDevil Power Steering Stop Leak (http://store.gobdp.com/power-steering-stop-leak-00232/). You should expect to see results after about 100-200 miles of driving.

      Thank you!

      -BDP

  48. Janet on January 7, 2018 at 6:10 pm

    Hey BDP guy…sure hope you can help me! 2005 Ford Ranger 3.0
    I used to hear whining only when I used the a.c., Now its cool, no ac, no heat… Whine is there. I checked ps fluid…full but dark color. I suctioned some out, replaced with new…No change! Steering works fine…No leak! Belts feel ok.
    I don’t trust mechanics much after dealership service BS. (Sorry)

    • BD Auto Pro on January 8, 2018 at 12:09 pm

      Janet,

      Thanks for your question about your 2005 Ranger. It’s possible that the noise is still coming from your power steering system especially if it changes when you’re turning the wheel. Ford is known for having some noisy power steering pumps on some of their older cars and trucks so that could be what you’re hearing. You may try exchanging the fluid a few more times to get all new fluid in and seeing if that helps at all.

      The other possibility is that you’ve got a bearing going bad in one of your accessories or in an idler pulley. When the AC is on it puts a lot of tension on your engine belt so it could have caused the problem to show up at first, but now the pulley bearing is more worn and is making noise even when the AC isn’t on. Try reading our article about how to check for worn pulley bearings here: https://gobdp.com/blog/engine-belts-squeal/.

      Thanks again for your question!
      -BD Auto Pro

  49. Michael on January 10, 2018 at 7:52 pm

    Hi, I have a 2004 Ford F350, 6.0 Powerstroke Diesel, I’ve had a whine in my power steering for about 9 months, from what I heard was somewhat normal on the powerstroke while turning sharp. Last week I noticed it was hard to turn unless I had given it more power. I took it to a shop, they said my tensioner pulley was worn out, So i changed that out this morning along with a new belt. It’s now beginning to hiss while turning and yet it is still hard to turn unless I’m accelerating.
    10 months ago I blew a P/S hose and had that replaced along with just a top off of fluid. The fluid is still a good color, doesn’t smell burnt, and I’m at the full when cold. Do you have any suggestions? Thanks in advance.

    • BD Auto Pro on January 11, 2018 at 9:53 pm

      Michael,

      Thanks for your question about your F350. For is known for having noisy power steering pumps on some of their older cars and trucks so it’s possible the noise you are hearing is normal. Since you got relatively new fluid in your system our best guess is that your pump is starting to wear out or you’ve got a clog in your system. Either of these conditions would make it difficult to turn your steering wheel at idle and could make the system noisy. Unfortunately, there isn’t a good way to measure pressures in your power steering system so it would be difficult to tell which your problem is unless you can see or feel something wrong with your pump.

      Thanks again for your question!
      -BD Auto Pro

    • BD Auto Pro on January 11, 2018 at 9:53 pm

      Michael,

      Thanks for your question about your F350. For is known for having noisy power steering pumps on some of their older cars and trucks so it’s possible the noise you are hearing is normal. Since you got relatively new fluid in your system our best guess is that your pump is starting to wear out or you’ve got a clog in your system. Either of these conditions would make it difficult to turn your steering wheel at idle and could make the system noisy. Unfortunately, there isn’t a good way to measure pressures in your power steering system so it would be difficult to tell which your problem is unless you can see or feel something wrong with your pump.

      Thanks again for your question!
      -BD Auto Pro

  50. Mark Ian on January 18, 2018 at 6:07 pm

    Hi! I replaced the power steering pump of my Hyundai Tucson 2005 but still it making noise and I have difficulty to use my steering wheel. I already drain the fluid three times, still I am suffering the same issue.. Thank you po.

    • BlueDevil Pro on January 19, 2018 at 9:39 am

      Mark-

      Thank you for asking about your Hyundai Tucson. What type of noise are you hearing? Does the power steering fluid appear to be low? If so, we recommend using the BlueDevil Power Steering Stop Leak (https://store.gobdp.com/power-steering-stop-leak-00232/). You will start off pouring 1/3 of the bottle into your power steering reservoir and should expect to see results after about 100-200 miles of driving.

      Thank you!

      -BDP

  51. Dillon on February 14, 2018 at 1:46 am

    Hi I have a 200 Nissan Maxima 3.0 and I’m having some major problems with my steering. When I start the vehicle and it’s cold the belts squeal really bad and turning it left or right is extremely difficult and it squeals and kind of jerks the steering wheel back the other way like it’s fighting me. The fluid is full and has been for a month since I bought it and it almost feels like it’s seizing up while trying to steer. If you could help me with any advice I would greatly appreciate it. Thank you.

    • BlueDevil Pro on February 15, 2018 at 2:48 pm

      Dillon-

      Thank you for asking about your Nissan Maxima. Your power steering pump is required to take the rotary motion of your engine’s crankshaft and convert it into high pressure fluid that can be used to assist you in turning the heavy wheels of your car. Your power steering pump does this by attaching a belt and pulley to a rotary vane pump. Based on your description, it sounds as though the belt may be deteriorating or weakening, causing the lack of power steering. We recommend replacing the power steering belt, so that the power steering pump can return to normal functionality.

      Thank you!

      -BDP

  52. Tom on February 14, 2018 at 3:24 pm

    I have a 2000 Ford Windstar SEL, I have a power steering leak and took it in. They said it would cost about $1140 to fix a long with rack n pinion. I keep adding power steering fluid, where would my leak be at? Is it something that I could fix?

    • BlueDevil Pro on February 15, 2018 at 9:09 am

      Tom-

      Thank you for asking about your Ford Windstar SEL. Based on your description, it sounds as though the leak may be coming from the rack and pinion seal. As long as you are not losing fluid too quickly, you would be a great candidate for the BlueDevil Power Steering Stop Leak (https://store.gobdp.com/power-steering-stop-leak-00232/). You should expect to see results after approximately 100-200 miles of driving.

      Thank you!

      -BDP

  53. Jj on May 25, 2018 at 1:43 pm

    I have a 2005 BMW 330ci
    On starting get a whining noise.. after driving 4-5 miles whining stops… until I have to restart the car.. whining again.

  54. Sikhumbuzo on August 9, 2018 at 3:47 pm

    Hi. I’ve got Toyota Corolla 2009 model. I keep on loosing power steering oil now n then and seems to be pushed up the lid. When running short of power steering oil then whining noise on turning. Can it be the pump or lid?

    • BlueDevil Pro on August 10, 2018 at 9:46 am

      Sikhumbuzo-

      Thank you for asking about your Toyota Corolla. Based on your description, we recommend using the BlueDevil Power Steering Stop Leak (https://store.gobdp.com/power-steering-stop-leak-00232/). You will start by adding 1/3 of the bottle into your power steering reservoir, and should expect to see results after approximately 100-200 miles of driving.

      Thank you!

      -BDP

  55. Kea on September 19, 2018 at 6:05 am

    Hi, I have a 2010 Chevy Impala. I just recently had my power steering pump replaced and my rack and pinion replaced as well. My car is still making a loud whining sound when It accelerates and is idling , the the faster I go the louder it gets. I previously had a leak before replacing the rack and pinion and used a thicker product to stop the leak. After using the stop leak product It runs louder and sounds like a muffler under the hood, could something be clogged?

    • BlueDevil Pro on September 19, 2018 at 9:51 am

      Kea-

      Thank you for asking about your Chevy Impala. It is the special design of the vane and rotor that creates the unique whine you hear when your power steering isn’t operating correctly. The whine is usually created by a problem with the power steering fluid that the pump is trying to move. The problem can be something as simple as worn out fluid that has lost its additives or physical properties and doesn’t pump well to small air bubbles in the power steering fluid that foam and cause the vanes to vibrate and whine. Based on your description, we recommend changing the fluid and refilling the system with clean power steering fluid.

      Thank you!

      -BDP

  56. Lindsey on October 4, 2018 at 2:02 pm

    I have an Acura TL 06. When I turn the wheel while reversing or going into drive the steering wheel is so hard to turn and it makes a loud noise but while im driving it doesnt make the sound til i turn the wheel

    • BlueDevil Pro on October 4, 2018 at 3:44 pm

      Lindsey-

      Thank you for asking about your Acura TL. Based on your description, we recommend topping the system off with power steering fluid and adding the BlueDevil Power Steering Stop Leak, to help stop the loss of fluid. You will start by adding 1/3 of the bottle into your power steering reservoir and should expect to see results after approximately 100-200 miles of driving.

      Thank you!

      -BDP

  57. Desmond Fernandes on October 19, 2018 at 7:25 am

    Hi
    Recently i installed a new power steering pump in my hyundai getz as the old one was making noise and steering was a bit hard.. after installing new one the steering is not that hard but the noise is still there. Please suggest

    • BlueDevil Pro on October 19, 2018 at 8:46 am

      Desmond-

      Thank you for asking about your Hyundai Getz. Are you hearing a whining noise? If so, the whine is usually created by a problem with the power steering fluid that the pump is trying to move. The problem can be something as simple as worn out fluid that has lost its additives or physical properties and doesn’t pump well to small air bubbles in the power steering fluid that foam and cause the vanes to vibrate and whine. We recommend replacing the power steering fluid. If the fluid appears low, use BlueDevil Power Steering Stop Leak (https://store.gobdp.com/power-steering-stop-leak-00232/) to help stop the loss of fluid and top it off with power steering fluid as needed.

      Thank you!

      -BDP

  58. Louise Cox on November 2, 2018 at 9:30 am

    I have a 2001 Ford Wind star and its making that whining noise .I had new pump ,new belts, pulleys put on and i still have the whining noise.

    • BlueDevil Pro on November 5, 2018 at 9:10 am

      Louise-

      Thank you for asking about your Ford Windstar. Have you noticed whether the power steering fluid appears low? If so, we recommend using the BlueDevil Power Steering Stop Leak to help stop the loss of power steering fluid. Having the system topped off with power steering fluid would decrease the risk of air bubbles being trapped in the system, which could be the cause of the whining noise.

      Thank you!

      -BDP

  59. Sanjeev kumar on November 19, 2018 at 11:31 am

    Sir i have got a pump.It is not developing pressure while everything okk. What problem in pump Carding.

    • BD Auto Pro on November 19, 2018 at 7:48 pm

      Sanjeev,

      Thanks for your question about your power steering pump. Our recommendation would be to find the fluid reservoir and remove the cap to see if you can see fluid flowing through the reservoir. If the fluid is not flowing either the pump is defective or there is a large clog in your system. If the fluid is flowing then you most likely have an internal failure in your power steering rack or gear.

      Thanks again for your question!
      -BD Auto Pro

  60. Mark Palmer on December 6, 2018 at 10:29 pm

    Hi,

    I have a Mercedes Benz CL550 (W216) and am having problems with the power steering pump. I changed/topped up the PS fluids a few months ago and it stopped the noise, but its back again – my mechanic is saying i need to replace the whole pump which is US$1500-2000…

    Obviously its costly and if there are other remedies i can try before that then, that would be ideal. Any suggestions?

    -Mark

    • BlueDevil Pro on December 7, 2018 at 8:57 am

      Mark-

      Thank you for asking about your Mercedes Benz CL550. Based on your description, we recommend using the BlueDevil Power Steering Stop Leak (https://store.gobdp.com/power-steering-stop-leak-00232/). You will begin by adding 1/3 of the bottle into your power steering reservoir, and should expect to start seeing results after approximately 100-200 miles of driving.

      Thank you!

      -BDP

  61. BARRY YOUNG on December 18, 2018 at 11:23 am

    powersteering pump making whinning noise

    • BlueDevil Pro on December 18, 2018 at 1:54 pm

      Barry-

      The whine is usually created by a problem with the power steering fluid that the pump is trying to move. The problem can be something as simple as worn out fluid that has lost its additives or physical properties and doesn’t pump well to small air bubbles in the power steering fluid that foam and cause the vanes to vibrate and whine.
      Have you noticed a loss of power steering fluid? Please contact our technical support line at 888-863-0426 so that we can get a little better understanding of the vehicle’s condition and be able to make any appropriate recommendations.

      Thank you!

      -BDP

  62. Portia on January 12, 2019 at 11:54 pm

    Hi, I have a VW Polo Vivo, my power steering light comes on and a weird noise from the left side is heard then the steering becomes hard. Sometimes I switch off the ignition but it keeps happening. What could be the problem.

    • BlueDevil Pro on January 14, 2019 at 10:58 am

      Portia-

      Thank you for asking about your Volkswagen Polo Vivo. From the sounds of it, if the noise you are hearing is a whining sound, you more than likely are losing power steering fluid. Based on your description, we recommend using the BlueDevil Power Steering Stop Leak to help stop the loss of power steering fluid. Top the system off with power steering fluid as needed. Typically, you should expect to see results after approximately 100-200 miles of driving.

      Thank you!

      -BDP

  63. Nick on February 5, 2019 at 4:37 am

    Hi, I have problem my chev aveo. It has been making noise when turning de steering bt I have change de pump for 3 times bt its still de same. Pls any solution?

    • BlueDevil Pro on February 5, 2019 at 10:03 am

      Nick-

      Thank you for asking about your Chevy Aveo. Based on your description, it is possible air is getting trapped in the system some how. Typically, you will hear a whining sound when there is air in the power steering system or the fluid is low or has lost it’s properties. Being that you’ve had the power steering pump replaced, the fluid should be new. More than likely, the sound would be attributed to air pockets. Try draining the system completely and refilling with fluid until it is at the fill line. Turn the wheel a few times while adding fluid so that it starts to get into the lines and release from the reservoir.

      Thank you!

      -BDP

  64. Femi on March 28, 2019 at 1:57 am

    Hi, I have a Toyota camry 1998. The power steering makes whining sounds only when I am not moving and stops the moment I turn my wheels…. The fluid tank is full too and it’s never hard.. Just the sound when parked.

    • BlueDevil Pro on March 28, 2019 at 9:20 am

      Femi-

      Thank you for asking about your Toyota Camry. Based on your description, there may be air trapped in the system, creating the whining sound you are hearing. Another possibility could be that the power steering fluid in the system has lost its physical properties, not allowing the system to be lubricated as necessary. We recommend changing the power steering fluid and re-filling the system with fresh, clean fluid.

      Thank you!

      -BDP

  65. Sara on April 5, 2019 at 5:07 pm

    My power steering pump was whining, no leaks, no hard steering, just whining. Had it changed and it is still whining when accelerating and letting off gas, kinda quits when turning the wheel, doesn’t always whine right away when turning on car, all the same before changing it.

    • BlueDevil Pro on April 8, 2019 at 10:14 am

      Sara-

      The whining sounds you are hearing is usually attributed to air getting into the system or the power steering fluid itself having lost its physical properties. Being that the pump was just replaced and new fluid was put back in, more than likely, you are getting air into the system. Try running the vehicle with the power steering cap off and allow the fluid to burp itself out, and then top it off with power steering fluid as needed.

      Thank you!

      -BDP

  66. Robert Johnson on April 25, 2019 at 3:06 am

    Hello, I have a 2.2 cdti Ford smax. Symptoms:
    whirring noise not whining, sounds like a bus.
    Slightly heavier steering.
    Noise is constant when ever the rpm has gone above 1500. Even when static.
    The cooling fan also stays on longer than usual.
    I allow the car to run for 5 mins following any length of journey.
    Sometimes feels like there is some sort retarder when driving.

    • BlueDevil Pro on April 25, 2019 at 10:33 am

      Robert-

      Thank you for asking about your Ford S-Max. Have you noticed whether the power steering fluid appears low? The whirring sounds you are hearing could be due to the power steering pump not circulating the fluid through the system properly. The best place to start may be to flush the power steering system and refill with fresh, clean fluid. If the sound persists, you may want to bring the vehicle into a certified ASE mechanic for a proper diagnosis.

      Thank you!

      -BDP

  67. Mazda3 on June 9, 2019 at 10:25 pm

    Hi,

    I have mazda 3 2009 SP25.

    I hear whining noise when I turn on the car and disengage the parking brake. The noise changes its tone when I move steering in either direction and if I lock the steering on either side fully, whine changes in to heavy scream.

    I recorded a small video of it if you have some time:
    https://youtu.be/HOcW9ZrgRhY

    Does this require immediate attention and am I looking at expensive repair bill?

    • BlueDevil Pro on June 10, 2019 at 9:56 am

      Mazda3-

      The whining noise you are hearing could be attributed to an air pocket in the system or the power steering fluid having lost its additive properties. Your best option would be to drain the system completely and refill with fresh, clean power steering fluid. If the whining persists, it may be indicating that you have a power steering fluid leak. The BlueDevil Power Steering Stop Leak would be an excellent choice if that is the case.

      Thank you!

      -BDP

  68. Danny on June 20, 2019 at 11:35 pm

    I am driving a Honda Freed GB3 – 2009 model. I am not sure if its my Power Steering Rack causes the noise of grinding whenever i start the engine, accelerate near to 30km/h, the GRINDING noise appear for 2 secs or less. However, when the car make a stop to 0km/h and again i accelerate, the noise disappear. Its only during the start of the engine and this grinding noise appear. Other parts has been replace, such as Tensioner Pulley and Belt. PLEASE HELP! Thank you

    • BlueDevil Pro on June 21, 2019 at 11:19 am

      Danny-

      Thank you for asking about your Honda Freed. The grinding noise you are hearing is typically associated with a bad wheel bearing, especially if it sounds like the noise is getting louder as you accelerate the vehicle. It sounds like you may want to bring the vehicle in to a shop for a wheel bearing replacement.

      Thank you!

      -BDP

  69. Thulan on June 26, 2019 at 6:13 pm

    Hi I’m driving a Mercedes W203 C320 my car broke the power steering brackets I bought a second hand replaced it and after a year and half same thing happened and I dnt know what might be a cause for this pumps to break can you please help me understand.

    • BlueDevil Pro on June 27, 2019 at 11:09 am

      Thulan-

      Thank you for asking about your Mercedes W203 C320. Was the original problem with the power steering pump? If so, did you flush the power steering system after the pump was replaced. There may be metal shavings or other debris from the previous pump failure that are being circulated back into the pump, causing the new pump to fail. We recommend flushing the power steering unit and re-filling with fresh, clean fluid.

      Thank you!

      -BDP

  70. Fidel on July 3, 2019 at 4:47 pm

    Apart from power steering pump, what else can bring about whining and humming sound from power steering system?

    • BlueDevil Pro on July 8, 2019 at 9:56 am

      Fidel-

      Apart from the power steering pump, whining/humming sounds could be attributed to air getting into the power steering unit and/or the power steering fluid itself having lost its physical properties.

      Hope this helps!

      -BDP

  71. Mackenzie on July 23, 2019 at 2:44 pm

    My car is a 2007 Ford Taurus. My steering went out on my car so we replaced the power steering pump. But the sound when I turn is still really squeaky. We let the car run so the air runs out but every time we turn it off the pump overflows. We don’t know if we should try flushing the system or if it’s another problem. The tension belt is brand new, same with the alternator. Help please.

    • BlueDevil Pro on July 24, 2019 at 8:59 am

      Mackenzie-

      Thank you for asking about your Ford Taurus. The best place to start would be to make sure you are getting an accurate reading of the power steering fluid level. On some cars, the power-steering fluid level can only be checked accurately after the engine has run for a brief period, and sometimes you must also turn the steering wheel in either direction several times while the car idles. If the fluid appears low, as is generally the case when hearing that squeaking sound, top the fluid up to the fill line.

      Thank you!

      -BDP

  72. pavitar on October 4, 2019 at 12:37 pm

    Hi,
    i had a loose connection hose that drained the entire steering oil out, ( i saw it loose). i towed the car to the mechanic and he tightened the hose clamp back on and put in the steering oil. now there is this hissing noise always when turning the steering on stand still and while accelerating the noise increases and after certain speed u dont hear anything. Is it a leak or bad pump???

    • BlueDevil Pro on October 7, 2019 at 9:32 am

      Pavitar-

      Are you having any issues with turning the steering wheel? The best place to start would be to check the power steering fluid level. If it appears low, you more than likely are experiencing a leak. If that’s the case, we recommend using the BlueDevil Power Steering Stop Leak. You will start by adding 1/3 of the bottle into your power steering reservoir, and should expect to start seeing results after 100-200 miles of driving.

      Thank you!

      -BDP

  73. Tanya on February 4, 2020 at 1:27 pm

    I drained all the PS fluid and replaced it a little over a year ago and I’m starting to hear that whining noise again. I drive a 2005 Acura RSX and have put less than 5,000 miles on it in the time since I’ve changed my PS fluid. Any advice?

    • BlueDevil Pro on February 5, 2020 at 8:40 am

      Tanya-

      Thank you for asking about your Acura RSX. Being that you’ve replaced the power steering fluid fairly recently, it’s possible that there is air trapped in the system. Does the power steering fluid appear to be low? If so, we recommend using the BlueDevil Power Steering Stop Leak to help stop the loss of power steering fluid and get rid of that whining noise. You would begin by adding 1/3 of the bottle into your power steering reservoir, and should expect to start seeing results after approximately 100-200 miles of driving.

      Thank you!

      -BDP

  74. Ahmad on April 11, 2020 at 6:03 am

    Hello,,,
    I hope that you are doing well.
    I have Honda Accord Cross-tour 2011 model, in fact i have a noise in my power steering pump, while i’m driving my car , and you can hear it especially when you are tern the car to left or right, i changed the power steering pump but the noise still their.

    can you tell me what to do please?

    • BlueDevil Pro on April 13, 2020 at 8:39 am

      Ahmad-

      Thank you for asking about your Honda Accord. Is the noise you’re hearing like a grinding noise? Does the power steering fluid appear low. If so, we recommend using the BlueDevil Power Steering Stop Leak. You would start off by adding 1/3 (2-3 oz.) of the bottle into your power steering reservoir and making sure the system is topped off with power steering fluid. You should expect to start seeing results after approximately 100-200 miles of driving.

      Thank you!

      -BDP

  75. Adam on April 16, 2020 at 3:47 pm

    Ive got a volvo c30 1.6 petrol and ive got a whining notice from the steering, ive filled it back up with fluid and it was a little below the minimum mark when it started to make the noise, but 5 days later after refilling its still whining? Any ideas?

    • BlueDevil Pro on April 17, 2020 at 8:59 am

      Adam-

      Thank you for asking about your Volvo C30. A whining noise from the power steering usually indicates that air is trapped in the system. If your fluid was low when you checked, it sounds like you are experiencing a power steering fluid leak. We recommend using the BlueDevil Power Steering Stop Leak. You would start off by adding 1/3 of the bottle into your power steering reservoir, and should expect to start seeing results after 100-200 miles of driving.

      Thank you!

      -BDP

  76. Ryan Ridley on May 2, 2020 at 5:16 pm

    I have a 98 Mazda B2500 that has a loud whine coming from the power steering pump. I drained the old fluid and added new fluid but the whine persists. My first thought was that there is still air in the system so I jacked it up and tried to bleed the air out. After 20 min of turning the wheel back and forth I can still see bubbles popping out from the reservoir. Does this mean I have a bad seal in the rack and piston or is it a bad power steering pump? I found a small hole in the accordion boot that covers the seal which led me to believe it might be a rack and piston leak. Any insight would be great, thanks!

    • BlueDevil Pro on May 4, 2020 at 10:35 am

      Ryan-

      Thank you for asking about your Mazda B2500. Did the power steering fluid appear to be low? The whining sounds you are hearing would be from the power steering fluid being dirty/contaminated or air getting trapped in the system. Being that you’ve just added new fluid, air could be introduced though a leaking rack and pinion seal. We recommend using the BlueDevil Power Steering Stop Leak to help stop the loss of power steering fluid and get rid of that loud whining sound.

      Thank you!

      -BDP

  77. Sheriff Elzanaty on May 7, 2020 at 4:08 am

    Hi, I replaced the power steering hose for honda accord 2007 but after start turning the wheels right and lift I heard some noise actually do you think is it because of lack of the fluid? how can I resolve this nose , Any insight would be great, thanks

    thanks

    Sheriff

    • BlueDevil Pro on May 7, 2020 at 9:33 am

      Sheriff-

      Thank you for asking about your Honda Accord. What kind of noise are you hearing, is it a whining or grinding sound? A whining sound could indicate that air is trapped in the system. Try burping the system and topping off with power steering fluid to see if the noise goes away. If the system is low on fluid, we recommend using the BlueDevil Power Steering Stop Leak to help stop the loss of power steering fluid and return the system to normal functionality.

      Thank you!

      -BDP

      Thank you!

      -BDP

  78. Seth on May 8, 2020 at 6:42 pm

    Hello,

    I just got the power steering hoses replaced on my truck. There was no whine when I took it in but now there is. Is this juat air trying to work itself out of the system?

    • BlueDevil Pro on May 11, 2020 at 9:01 am

      Seth-

      Based on your description, the most likely cause for your whine is air being trapped in the system. Try bleeding the air out and topping the system off with power steering fluid to see if that corrects the whine.

      Thank you!

      -BDP

  79. Emmanuel Eze on May 28, 2020 at 5:13 am

    Hello fine day!
    I just had my power steering pressure pipe replaced some weeks ago on Toyota Camry (Tiny Light) after detecting a leak. Now I hear some grinding noise when I turn d steering right or left especially when reversing. The worst is that d steering got stiff & refused to return momentarily after I negotiated a bend, so I applied brake & forced it to return before moving again. I also noticed that PS fluid level normally rises up after going a little bit down. What could be d cause, is it air bubble trapped in d system or bad power steering pump, pls help me. Thanks very plenty for this forum!

    • BlueDevil Pro on May 28, 2020 at 9:32 am

      Emmanuel-

      Thank you for asking about your Toyota Camry. Based on your description, it is definitely possible that you have air trapped in the system, as air from a leak or recent repair could cause a grinding noise. However, the typical noise associated with air being trapped in the system is more of a whining noise than a grinding. Poor wheel bearings could be the cause for the grinding noise, especially if it is more noticeable when turning the steering wheel. Driving around on a bad wheel bearing could be very dangerous. You may want to have the vehicle looked at by a mechanic for proper inspection.

      Thank you!

      -BDP

  80. Şafak YILDIZHAN on June 3, 2020 at 7:37 am

    Hello,
    I have a Ford Focus 2015 TIVCT (petrol engine). 2 months ago i have put some water into the steering pump reservoir by mistake. After that I told to the mechanic and he told me that it is okay there will be no harm. But after 2 monts, a whining noise from the pump started and it is increasing with engine speed and it starts after a 10 minute drive. We changed the oil 2 times and after that also changed the pump (the pump is not new, taken from other vehicle). The pipes were cleaned but still the problem remains. What do you think about this problem? What should I do?
    Thank you in advance for your help

    • BlueDevil Pro on June 3, 2020 at 11:51 am

      Şafak-

      Thank you for asking about your Ford Focus. Whining noises from the power steering system would typically be the results of air being trapped in the system and/or the power steering fluid itself having lost its some of its potency. Based on your description, because you’ve changed the power steering fluid a couple of times recently, more than likely, air is getting trapped in the system. Try burping the power steering fluid out to see if you can get rid of excess air.
      Unfortunately, air getting into the power steering system would usually be attributed to a power steering fluid leak. If that is the case, we recommend using the BlueDevil Power Steering Stop Leak. You would start off by adding 1/3/ of the bottle into your power steering reservoir, and should expect to start seeing results after 100-200 miles of driving.

      Thank you!

      -BDP

      • Şafak YILDIZHAN on June 4, 2020 at 4:14 am

        Thank you very much for your answer. I will try your advice,

        Regards

  81. Collins Nwankwo on June 14, 2020 at 9:32 am

    Hello there and thank you for your feedbacks. I drive a 2010 Mercedes Benz E350. I get that noise from the steering pump area especially on a cold start and when The A/C is on. How can I tell if it is time to change the fluid?

    • BlueDevil Pro on June 15, 2020 at 1:07 pm

      Collins-

      Thank you for asking about your Mercedes Benz. The best place to start would be to check the power steering fluid level. If it appears low, we recommend topping the system off with power steering fluid and adding the BlueDevil Power Steering Stop Leak. You will add 1/3 of the bottle into your power steering reservoir and should expect to start seeing improvement after 100-200 miles of driving.

      Thank you!

      -BDP

  82. Pearl V on August 17, 2020 at 10:07 am

    Hi I have a Kia sportage 2007 V6 vehicle. The mechanic mentioned that I had a leak in the steering wheel rack and the rack needed to be changed or the seals. The seal kit is not available at the dealer neither the rack. They both would have to be replaced. In the meantime, I was driving with the slow leak and monitoring the fluid level. Two weeks ago I noticed an increase in the leak which now required more topping up of steering fluid. So I continued to monitor and top up once there was need to do so. Vehicle operated smoothly once fluid was applied. However, the need for fluid was more frequent than usual. I noticed that after changing my rack ends that the leak became more severe. There is also the need to do the wheel alignment which was a recommendation by the Tyre service which I had not done after changing rack ends. It is 3 days now since I am experiencing this whining noise after the fluid is added in the reservoir and starting the car. The mechanic at the dealer had recommended that I use a no leak which I have not done. Can you advise on the way forward as I would now have to await the availability of the new steering wheel rack which is of course costly. Let me know your thoughts as your expertise is well needed. Thank You!

    • BlueDevil Pro on August 17, 2020 at 3:02 pm

      Pearl-
      s
      Thank you for asking about your Kia Sportage. Yes, you would be able to use the BlueDevil Power Steering Stop Leak on your vehicle. The product is intended for leaks that are seeping or lightly dripping, and would be the recommended product for a rack and pinion seal leak. You would start off by adding 1/3 of the bottle into your power steering reservoir and should expect to start seeing improvement after 100-200 miles of driving.

      Thank you!

      -BDP

  83. Edgar W Blackmon on September 2, 2020 at 10:07 pm

    My 2008 ford expedition makes a whining noise below 750 – 500 rpm. The noise goes away once the rpm gets above 1000 rpm. I had the power steering pimp changed but it still makes the same noise. It has new fluid in it.

    • BlueDevil Pro on September 3, 2020 at 8:39 am

      Edgar-

      Thank you for asking about your Ford Expedition. Did the power steering fluid appear to be low before replacing the power steering pump? It’s possible you are experiencing a slight leak, which is allowing air to get into the system and creating the whining noise you are hearing. We recommend using the BlueDevil Power Steering Stop Leak. You would start off by adding 1/3 of the bottle into your power steering reservoir, and should expect to start seeing results after 100-200 miles of driving.

      Thank you!

      -BDP

  84. Nwakpu Ogbonnaya on September 3, 2020 at 7:00 pm

    Hi I have toyoi Camry. It makes humming noise when on motion. What do suggest I should do?

    • BlueDevil Pro on September 4, 2020 at 8:44 am

      Nwakpu-

      Thank you for asking about your Toyota Camry. Do you notice the noise any more or less when accelerating in speed or making a turn? Are you having any issues trying to turn the vehicle left or right? Please contact our technical support line at 888-863-0426 so that we can get a little better understanding of the vehicle’s condition and be able to make any appropriate recommendations.

      Thank you!

      -BDP

  85. ferdinard nadilu on September 10, 2020 at 3:27 am

    my Toyota hilux 2.0 vvti , someone use gear oil instead of power steering fluid and the steering pump start making noise.the noise has gone but the power steering is no more working.can the power steering pump be fixed or just to buy new one?

    • BlueDevil Pro on September 10, 2020 at 8:22 am

      Ferdinard-

      If the power steering pump is no longer circulating fluid, you would want to replace the pump.

      Hope this helps!

      -BDP

  86. Ashley on October 1, 2020 at 12:29 pm

    Hello, I have a 2015 Ford Transit 350 van and just put in a new power steering pump and pulleys and was wondering of it is normal for the reservoir to empty when the van is on and fill all tbe way back up when the van is off? Also what is the best way to get air out of the lines because when i turn the vehicle off and the reservoir fills back up with fluid i can see foam. Thanks in advance!

    • BlueDevil Pro on October 1, 2020 at 2:14 pm

      Ashley-

      Thank you for asking about your Ford Transit. Based on your description, it does sound like you may have air trapped in the system. You should first check all hose connections to make sure they are properly tightened and make sure they aren’t allowing air to get in. If the connections are good, you may have a power steering fluid leak, allowing air into the system. If you can locate the power steering bleed valve, you may be able to bleed the air out yourself by checking out some “how to” videos online.
      If the leak persists after the system as been bled and all hoses have been checked, we recommend using the BlueDevil Power Steering Stop Leak. You would start off by adding 1/3 of the bottle into your power steering reservoir, and should expect to start noticing results after 100-200 miles of driving.

      Thank you!

      -BDP

  87. Russell on October 28, 2020 at 3:51 pm

    I have a 1968 Chevy C-10 pick-up truck with a straight 6 cylinder 292 ci engine. The power steering was added after-market. I noticed that power steering fluid was leaking from the power steering gear box where it connects to the steering column and as a result of the low fluid in the system was squealing. I changed the gear box, but the squealing continued. Given that the pump and hoses were about 50 years old, I went ahead and replaced them too; the pump is a combined pump and reservoir. I tried to bleed the system by turning the steering wheel back and forth to the extremes for about 10 minutes, with the front wheels off the ground. The system squeals worse now than it did with the leaky gear box and old pump and hoses. I used refurbished gear box and pump (new hoses). Any thoughts on the why the system is still squealing (could it be a belt slipping and not turning the pump at an rpm consistent with the engine, a faulty pump or gear box)? Any insights that you have will be greatly appreciated.

    • BD Auto Pro on October 28, 2020 at 6:50 pm

      Russell,

      Thanks for your question about your 1968 Chevy C-10. Assuming the new parts you got were good, the most likely cause of the squealing is the belt slipping. When an engine belt slips it can get hot quickly and glaze the side that runs on the pulleys. If this is the case it usually gets shinny and slippery and is more prone to slip again in the future. We would recommend starting by getting a new belt and making sure it’s properly tensioned. If that doesn’t quiet things down then you probably have a high pressure in your system from a clog. This could be due to a bad gearbox or a bad line you got to replace your old ones.

      Thanks again for your question!
      -BD Auto Pro

      • Russell on October 31, 2020 at 5:29 pm

        Thanks. I flushed and bled the system again (just in case), but to no avail. I then sprayed some belt anti-squeak on the belt and it worked (note that the belt wasn’t squeaking, but I think some power steering fluid got on it which was causing it to slip). Thanks again for your help.

  88. Summer on November 5, 2020 at 9:44 pm

    hi! in my 2006 pontiac g6 gtp (the one with hydraulic, not electric) i noticed a whining noise when i turn my steering wheel, my boyfriend and i checked the power steering level and it was low so we added more. it continued to whine after that so we bled the power steering. it was okay for a few hours and then it went right back to whining. mind you, everytime i check the power steering fluid, it’s low even though i had filled it. i really can’t afford to go to a mechanic… what should i do?

    • BlueDevil Pro on November 6, 2020 at 8:33 am

      Summer-

      Thank you for asking about your Pontiac G6. Based on your description, it sounds as though you are experiencing a power steering fluid leak, which would explain how air would be getting trapped into the system and creating the whining sound you are hearing. BlueDevil Power Steering Stop Leak is intended for leaks that are seeping or lightly dripping. As long as you are not losing fluid too quickly, you would be a good candidate for the product.

      Thank you!

      -BDP

  89. Avian Miller on November 14, 2020 at 9:30 pm

    hi I have a 2006 Hyundai Atlanta and I got the power steering pump and belts replaced due to really loud screeching it would make when I start it and while turning. recently its began doing it again and this time it’s worse. the screech is loud enough to wake a neighborhood do you have any idea what it could be? also my steering wheel gets stiff and screeches if I’m not pressing on the gas pedal.

    • BlueDevil Pro on November 16, 2020 at 10:36 am

      Avian-

      Thank you for asking about your Hyundai Elantra. Have you noticed whether you are low on power steering fluid. The noise could be due to a leak, and would explain the issues with power steering and the steering wheel getting stiff at times. We recommend using the BlueDevil Power Steering Stop Leak. You will start by adding 1/3 of the bottle into your power steering reservoir and should expect to start seeing improvement after 100-200 miles of driving.

      Thank you!

      -BDP

  90. Aurelio on November 23, 2020 at 4:42 pm

    Hi there, I have a 2006 ford focus LX 1.4 petrol.
    I’ve replaced steering pump and pressure lines, drained the system before taking the old pump and lines, put a cover on the return point on the reservoir and connected the return line to a used 2.5 pints bottle of milk, filled the reservoir till level, turned the wheel point to point, till level got down and replaced it again repeating the procedure several times until the fluid coming to de bottle was clean and new, then attached the return line to its place on the reservoir and then did start/stop the engine a few times to bleed the air on the system and level the fluid right on.
    Everything okay here, the problem is the motor makes a winning sound not a grinding one, it’s more like the accessory belt it’s over tensioned, it’s that possible to happen? There’s no tensioner in this car, you tension the belt by screwind the alternator back on place, it has hex bolts and a stud torx head stud with and adjustable nut.
    Did I have done that but too much? Please help me

    • BD Auto Pro on December 2, 2020 at 9:47 pm

      Aurelio,

      Thanks for your question about your 2006 Ford Focus. Yes, it is certainly possible that there is too much tension on the belt and that is causing the noise. If you don’t have another car to compare the belt tension to you can try loosening the tension on the belt until you get a quick “chirp” when you rev your engine at idle then tighten things a few turns. This would be the minimum tension you can run on the belt and have it function properly. If it isn’t the belt it’s also possible you still have some air in your power steering system or a bad bearing in one of your accessories.

      Thanks again for your question!
      -BD Auto Pro

  91. Tyler medeiros on December 2, 2020 at 3:11 am

    Hi, I have a 2006 Dodge Durango Limited. I have a problem where every time I turn the wheel all the way I hear a whining noise. No noises occur when turning the wheel, just when I’m at full capacity. Any suggestions?

    • BlueDevil Pro on December 2, 2020 at 10:12 am

      Tyler-

      Thank you for asking about your Dodge Durango. A whining noise when turning the wheel could be an indication that you have air trapped in the power steering system. A good place to start would be flushing the system. Be sure to refill with fresh, clean power steering fluid and also that all air is removed before topping the system back off.

      Thank you!

      -BDP

  92. Suresh on December 6, 2020 at 9:54 pm

    Hi there,
    I have 2009 Hyundai Elantra sports, it started making noise while turning left or right.
    Any suggestions
    Thanks

    • BlueDevil Pro on December 7, 2020 at 9:54 am

      Suresh-

      Thank you for asking about your Hyundai Elantra. What type of noise are you hearing, is it a grinding, humming or more of a whining sound? Does the noise seem to intensify when accelerating? Please contact our technical support line at 888-863-0426 so that we can get a little better understanding of the vehicle’s condition and be able to make any appropriate recommendations.

      Thank you!

      -BDP

  93. Raiven on December 18, 2020 at 9:16 pm

    Hello,
    I have a 2011 Kia Sorento. I have noticed my power steering fluid level dropping, and a small leak under the right side of the motor(where I fill the power steering fluid). More recently, I have heard a whine coming from the area only when it is cold. The whine seems to get louder when the engine accelerates. I check the fluid every day to make sure it stays full, and the whine persists. When the outside temperature raises to 50 degrees, the whine stops. I have used the Prestone power steering fluid with stop leak, but that hasn’t seemed to help.
    Please advise.
    Thank you,
    Raiven

    • BlueDevil Pro on December 21, 2020 at 8:33 am

      Raiven-

      Thank you for asking about your Kia Sorento. The whining noise you are hearing would most commonly be a result of air being trapped in the power steering system, which occurs when you have a power steering leak. As long as you are not losing fluid too quickly, you would be a good candidate for the BlueDevil Power Steering Stop Leak. Based on your description, we recommend flushing the power steering system and refilling with fresh, clean fluid. Also, be sure to bleed out the excess air.

      Thank you!

      -BDP

  94. Sue on January 11, 2021 at 5:48 am

    Hi, I have a Toyota Tercel ’98. The power steering started to make a noise even though the level is ok. I turn on the car and makes a lower sound. It’s higher when I turn but the steering wheel is not hard when turning.

    • BlueDevil Pro on January 11, 2021 at 9:34 am

      Sue-

      Thank you for asking about your Toyota Tercel. What kind of noise are you hearing? A whining sound could indicate air pockets in the power steering system, where as a grinding or humming noise could indicate wheel bearings are going bad. This could especially be the case if you are noticing the noise intensify when turning to a particular side.

      Thank you!

      -BDP

  95. Lisa Nicole Sharpe on January 25, 2021 at 11:04 pm

    I have an 01 PT Crusier that I recently put a new power steering pump on. The wheels turn easy now but it whines worst than the old one did!! The reservoir is full, and has new fluid. I cannot find a bleeder valve or any mention of it even having one. I have tried tricks to bleed the system like jacking up the rear end and turning the wheels, jacking up the front end/turning the wheels and driving it around the block a few times. This my first PT. and it is a gift for my daughter for her graduation/18thm birthday. I am so lost please help.

    • BlueDevil Pro on January 26, 2021 at 8:14 am

      Lisa-

      Thank you for asking about your PT Cruiser. If the whine persists after having the power steering pump replaced, and having bled the system, you may have a slight leak that is allowing air to get into the system and creating the whining sound. We recommend using the BlueDevil Power Steering Stop Leak to help seal the leak and keep air from getting into the system. Feel free to contact our technical support line at 888-863-0426 with any other questions.

      Thank you!

      -BDP

  96. CARL LEE CHISHOLM on January 30, 2021 at 10:36 am

    I have a 2005 Chevrolet trailblazer with 89000 miles on it, my power screening pump is making a humming sound do I need to change the power steering pump or change the power steering fluid, I don’t have a whining sound or clicking sound and the fluid lever is at the mark, HELP ME !!!

    • BlueDevil Pro on February 1, 2021 at 8:35 am

      Carl-

      Thank you for asking about your Chevy Trailblazer. Are you having any issues with turning the wheel/steering? Based on your description, replacing the power steering pump should stop the humming sound and correct the problem. Feel free to contact our technical support line at 888-863-0426 with any other questions.

      Thank you!

      -BDP

  97. Rory O'Callaghan on February 1, 2021 at 3:59 am

    Hi, I have a leak in my low pressure hose in my Ford Transit Mk3 Van (1986), do I need to change the whole system, just the hose or can I fix the leak somehow? (The leak is at the base of the low pressure hose where it makes contact with the pump).
    Thanks in advance!

    • BlueDevil Pro on February 1, 2021 at 8:54 am

      Rory-

      Thank you for asking about your Ford Transit MK3. Unfortunately, we do not manufacture a product intended to seal a hose leak. Replacing the hose should correct the problem and keep other parts from failing and needing to be replaced in the future.

      Thank you!

      -BDP

  98. Ben on February 8, 2021 at 11:28 pm

    Thanks for the article. I’m trying to diagnose a loud whine when my wheels are turned at full lock on my lexus gx470. I flushed the fluid until it was bright red (dexron iii as recommended by Lexus), and bled the system of air. That did nothing. I just replaced the reservoir with a new one because I heard a dirty filter can cause the issue. However the whine is still present. Do you think there’s a chance it’ll go away as I drive more? Or do I just need to replace the pump itself? Thank you!

    • BlueDevil Pro on February 9, 2021 at 9:06 am

      Ben-

      Thank you for asking about your Lexus. Based on your description, it seems the only remedy would be to replace the power steering pump. The whining sound, more than likely, would not just go away on its own. A faulty power steering pump could be allowing the air to enter the system, so replacing the pump may be your best option.

      Thank you!

      -BDP

  99. Assaf on March 6, 2021 at 10:03 am

    Hi

    Recently I have this issue in My 2007 Hyundai Tucson 2.0 CRDI: the steering wheel is very hard to rotate but only when the car is not moving and the engine is in idle.

    A few months ago I replaced the pump since it was leaking. I’ve also replaced the belt just in case. It was fine for a while until now I have this problem. I did notice a major reduction in fluid level but I associated it with me not bleeding the system good enough, thus residual air in the system was replaced through time with fluid from the reservoir.
    I tried to bleed the system, it seems a bit better now but still difficult to rotate while not in motion.
    I checked the belt and tensioner, both look fine. Also, No sign of visible leaks (maybe should inspect further)
    could it be that air is penetrating the system somehow? I noticed in your article that you stress the vacuum of the return line where it connects to the reservoir. Any other ideas? Normally one would think about the belt, especially because it happens only when idle, but as I mentioned, I checked it, and looks fine.
    The bottom line, what puzzles me is that the problem is only at idle, so it’s hard to say if it is a pump malfunction, the air in the system, high-pressure hose, or any combination of the above?

    • BlueDevil Pro on March 19, 2021 at 9:36 am

      Assaf-

      Thank you for asking about your Hyundai Tucson. If you have not done so already, try putting the vehicle up on a rack to complete the bleeding procedure. If air was trapped in the system, it would be difficult to get an accurate measurement of the fluid level, so it would be a good idea to check for fluid loss/leaks. If the problem persists, you may want to bring the vehicle to an ASE certified mechanic for a proper diagnosis.

      Thank you!

      -BDP

  100. Billy on June 15, 2021 at 10:15 am

    I have a 2006 dodge charger we just put a new steering pump in and let it set but it still makes a Whining noise sitting there and is worse when I turn it

    • BlueDevil Pro on June 15, 2021 at 12:10 pm

      Billy-

      Thank you for asking about your Dodge Charger. If you are still hearing a whining noise after replacing the pump, it’s possible air is still trapped in the system. Try bleeding the power steering to get rid of any excess air. If the whining persists, it may indicate that a leak is still present.

      Thank you!

      -BDP

  101. Brandon on June 17, 2021 at 11:35 pm

    Hello, Thank you for this information. My car is a 2005 Subaru Liberty and 50% of the time there is no issue with whining while steering, but the other 50% it is very noisy.

    When it sounds fine, the power steering fluid is at a good level, but when it is noisy, the fluid is above the maximum line. Is this a sign of a loose hose?

    Thank you.

    • BlueDevil Pro on June 18, 2021 at 8:41 am

      Brandon-

      Thank you for asking about your Subaru. A whining noise coming from the power steering typically indicates that air is trapped in the system. This could be a sign that the power steering pump is starting to go out. The fluid being higher than normal when you are experiencing the whine could be due to the air pocket. We recommend bleeding the power steering system to make sure there are no air pockets. If the problem persists, you may want to look into replacing the pump.

      Thank you!

      -BDP

      • Patrick on July 6, 2021 at 8:39 am

        I driving toyota avanza, when I start its makes noise when I check power steering it’s leak. What is the problem

        • BlueDevil Pro on July 6, 2021 at 9:00 am

          Patrick-

          Thank you for asking about your Toyota Avanza. More than likely, the noise you are hearing is due to the power steering leak you are experiencing. We recommend using the BlueDevil Power Steering Stop Leak to help stop the loss of power steering fluid. You will begin by adding 1/3 of the bottle into your power steering reservoir, making sure the rest of the system is topped off with power steering fluid and not overfilling the system. You should expect to start seeing improvement after 100-200 miles of driving.

          Thank you!

          -BDP

  102. Frances James on July 3, 2021 at 3:45 pm

    I just had the power steering pump replaced but my car is still making that annoying noise. What else could this be?

    • BlueDevil Pro on July 6, 2021 at 8:24 am

      Frances-

      What kind of noise are you hearing? Is it a whining/humming noise or more of a grinding? Please contact our technical support at 888-863-0426 so that we can get a little better understanding of the vehicle’s condition and be able to make any appropriate recommendations.

      Thank you!

      -BDP

  103. Sid on July 12, 2021 at 8:36 am

    Greetings I own a 2010 Volvo XC90 3.2 Awd. It has developed a high pitch sheering noise when I turn the wheel at low speeds. For instance when backing into a parking space (or pulling out of a space) and making corrections to the angle of the vehicle the steering will emit a high pitch sheering sound. Particularly when turning the wheel sharply left or right and at low speeds or when turning the wheel with no speed/stopped is when the sound will occur. I have had the steering fluid drained and filled recently but sound still occurs.

    • BlueDevil Pro on July 12, 2021 at 8:58 am

      Sid-

      Thank you for asking about your Volvo. When you say sheering noise, are you referring to a grinding metal sound or more of a whining/humming noise? Please contact our technical support line at 888-863-0426 so that we can get a little better understanding of the vehicle’s condition and be able to make any appropriate recommendations.

      Thank you!

      -BDP

  104. Tae on July 26, 2021 at 12:46 am

    Hi, I have Kia Rio 2010. My car make whining noise when i start the car and even when i drive it. Mechanic said that my car need a replacement of power steering pump.. I need to make sure that they not scamming me..

    • BlueDevil Pro on July 26, 2021 at 8:37 am

      Tae-

      Thank you for asking about your Kia Rio. Unfortunately, the whining noise you are hearing could be attributed to a faulty power steering pump. The whining noise would typically indicate air being trapped in the system, so it’s possible the power steering pump has developed a leak. Replacing the power steering pump may be your best option.

      Thank you!

      -BDP

  105. Ajmal Khawaja on September 9, 2021 at 6:27 am

    I have recently replaced power steering pump (with a used one) of my Honda Civic 1996 because of annoying noise. But unfortunately, the new one is giving even louder noise than the older one. Is there any solution to this problem. The noise is kinda grinding between the two metallic parts.

    • BlueDevil Pro on September 9, 2021 at 8:22 am

      Ajmal-

      Thank you for asking about your Honda Civic. Is the noise constant or does it seem louder or more noticeable when making turns? Does the power steering fluid appear to be low? Please contact our technical support line at 888-863-0426 so that we can get a little better understanding of the vehicle’s condition and be able to make any appropriate recommendations.

      Thank you!

      -BDP

  106. Roger Griffith on September 22, 2021 at 5:34 pm

    I just had a power steering pressure hose on my 2006 Ridgeline truck. After paying over $500.00 for the job, it’s making the same whining noise when I turn the wheel. The mechanic claims the system was dry and I’ll have to drive up to 500 miles in order to air out of the line. Does this sound right? Thanks.

    • BlueDevil Pro on September 23, 2021 at 8:29 am

      Roger-

      Thank you for asking about your Honda Ridgeline. After replacing the power steering pressure hose, it would have been a good idea to flush and bleed the power steering system to remove any air. Driving the vehicle in its current condition could lead to hard steering or premature power steering pump failure, so you would want to bleed the air out before going forward.

      Thank you!

      -BDP

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