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This is a discussion on power steering whine within the General Help forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; does anyone else have a problem with powersteering whine on their cars. i did the pump on my car and ...

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    does anyone else have a problem with powersteering whine on their cars. i did the pump on my car and i returned it like three times because they all had a slight wine. not really at idle but higher rpms. the steering works great and the system was properly blead. i dont know i guess i just have to learn to live with it. what do you guys think?

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    Does it do that when hitting the lock(turning the wheel all the way to right/left)?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 02fbody35th View Post
    does anyone else have a problem with powersteering whine on their cars. i did the pump on my car and i returned it like three times because they all had a slight wine. not really at idle but higher rpms. the steering works great and the system was properly blead. i dont know i guess i just have to learn to live with it. what do you guys think?
    So if i understand this correctly...you have had 3 new/reman pumps?
    Two things to try...
    first make sure that you have pushed the pulley ALL the way back on so that its not squeaking from the belt.
    Second...save yourself from future headaches and order a TurnOne PS pump. If you do any aggressive driving at all, its worth every penny!!
    http://www.turnone-steering.com/pumpdirectory.html

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    What kind of fluid are you using? How long has the pump been in there and is it still whining now? Are you sure it's the pump whining?

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    yes, i am possitve it is powersteering whine, deffinatly not a belt noise. it does it whenever the revs climb. the wheel doesnt even need to be turning. and i use valvoline powersteering fluid. turn one pumps sound great but i went with the reman because of price.. the whine isnt terriblly loud but it is their.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 02fbody35th View Post
    yes, i am possitve it is powersteering whine, deffinatly not a belt noise. it does it whenever the revs climb. the wheel doesnt even need to be turning. and i use valvoline powersteering fluid. turn one pumps sound great but i went with the reman because of price.. the whine isnt terriblly loud but it is their.
    are you sure you have enough fluid???

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    I just replaced my pump with one I had rebuilt from a company called PSC. They build steering stuff for rock crawlers. They modify it the same way Turn One does, but they only charge $100 for it plus shipping both ways. Since it's underdriven it's a little harder to turn when sitting completely still and you can feel a little rumble but it doesn't bother me. Makes me feel better knowing it'll never die during autox or anything.

    On a side note, I replaced my pump because I autox so I needed one anyway, and thought mine was whining. Turns out it's my waterpump (I believe) making all the noise now. It is a LOUD whine, I can hear it clearly over my LT/ORY/Magnaflow exhaust. People ask me if my car is supercharged. I never did anything about it because I thought it was just my ps pump for the last year. Just check to make sure it's not that before you buy anything. It's tough to hear exactly where it's coming from with so many moving parts.

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    Imho it's the reman.. Always best to buy new imho.. @ least it seems that way anymore.
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    yeah i think your right about the remans. it deffinatly has enough fluid and i know it is the pump nothing else. i checked it out im 100% positive.

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