Power Steering Make Inappropriate Sound 98SW2

Discussion in 'Saturn S-series' started by James Kidwell, Feb 25, 2005.

  1. Greetings Saturn Heads.
    My 98 SW2 makes a strange noise when turning the steering wheel.
    The ps resovoir is full.The steering feels a little sluggish as well.
    My last trip to my mechanics (plural-as in multiple different boneheads)
    resulted in frustration due to incomplete or erroneous work.
    So,even though I've been trying to fire myself from being my own
    mechanic I'm compelled to check it out myself...
    Any of you guys have a thought on this? TIA JK
    James Kidwell, Feb 25, 2005
  2. James Kidwell

    The Real Tom Guest

    Is it possible you have a bubble in the line? I think there is a
    simple clearing technique, something about turning and holding it a
    couple secs in one direction? I can't remember, maybe someone here
    can fill you in.


    tom @ www.BookmarkAdmin.com
    The Real Tom, Feb 25, 2005
  3. James Kidwell

    blah blah Guest

    Holding the steering wheel on the steering stops creates excessive wear
    on the pump and spikes the pressure on the p/s lines. I see people do
    this constantly. If this is a habbit, stop. Its likely the belt is
    slipping but if you cant discribe the sound as a squeal then I do not
    know. Its not uncommon for these pumps to leak at the front seal after
    some time. Usually you can see it on the hood and hoses going from front
    to the rear as p/s fluid is slung around.
    blah blah, Feb 25, 2005
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