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1999 Toyota Corolla CE 4dr Sedan Manual

1999 Toyota Corolla
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Front Wheel Drive, 4 Door Sedan, Compact
31 mpg city / 38 mpg hwy
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April 24, 2013, 12:42 pm

Daniel F
 

Question: Squeal in power steering

My car has a squeal in its power steering system.
When I turn it on and start driving it doesn't sound, but when I reach a 50 mph velocity there´s a sound similar to a hot coffee pot, that stops when I turn left or rignt, but when it is straight it continuosly sounds.
I replaced the power steering fluid, but there was no change at all.

Regards,

Daniel


May 7, 2013, 6:35 pm

Elizabeth K
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Have you checked the drive belt? If you only hear it when you are driving 50mph, how do you know it is coming from the power steering?


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May 10, 2013, 7:59 am

Daniel F
 

I checked the drive belt and it looks fine. I assume it is the power steering because the squeal dissapears when I turn right or left. Once the squeal appears at 50 mph it doesn´t dissapear even going slow, but it always disappears when the car completely stops.


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May 10, 2013, 2:01 pm

Elizabeth K
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Serpentine belts always look good, even when they are bad, so if the belt has not been replaced in a couple of years, it is worth trying that. And when the belt is off, check the bearings in the power steering pump and on any idler pulleys that the belt may be routed on. It sounds like a slipping belt or a bad bearing.


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