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April 20, 2013, 10:14 pm

Jason C

Question: Power Steering Leak and noise

The car started making a rattling noise and almost a grinding sound. Later that evening I came out and there was a puddle of power steering fluid. Is it the pump or Steering rack?

April 21, 2013, 4:08 pm

Tyler O

Sounds like a failure of the pump or rack... See where the fluid is leaking out from as a first step.

The pump could have been damaged by running low on fluid.

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April 21, 2013, 4:21 pm

Jason C

Thanks Tyler, once the sun came out, I saw it was shooting out from the pulley, so it was pretty easy to diagnose
After checking the rack, tubes and plugs, I pulled off the pump. I took the pully off and the bearings were shot.....and that's where the leak was coming from.

Thanks for the help!

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