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Old 09-20-2007, 05:50 PM   #1
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Power steering noise

Hello all, question number 2. My power steering pump starts screaming when I turn the wheel and will only turn the wheel when I kick up the rpm's. The belt is tight and there is fluid in the resevoir. I don't see any leaks. Any thoughts?

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Old 09-20-2007, 06:17 PM   #2
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Re: Power steering noise

i see a new ps pump in your future.....
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Re: Power steering noise


It's a long shot, but back in the early 1980s I had a problem with the power steering on a Kenworth 18-wheeler, and it turned out to be the filter in the pump. Seems there was a batch of bad filters which disintegrated and clogged the adjacent screen. We were adviced by telephone what to look for, and we were able to clean out the gunk in a truckstop parking lot with minimal tools.
Might be worth investigating before springing for a new pump.
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Old 09-22-2007, 01:50 AM   #4
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Re: Power steering noise

Well, that's sad news.

Oh well, I figured as much. I'll keep my eyes peeled at the wrecker as they get buses in from time to time.

Anyone know what one would cost new?

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