Mechanics

GRINDING NOISE FROM POWER STEERING

1997 Nissan Quest • FWD Automatic •

I have a grinding noise coming from my power steering area. PS fluid is full, belts are new and the pullys dont feel loose. I had also noticed metal shavings flying up in the air from that area. What could it be?
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Mariyahsmommy
April 13, 2011.



Check the crank pulley, alternator and A/C compressor. Metal shavings indicates something is failing and most likely it is external and could be a bad idler pulley bearing.

Remove the serpentine belt and manually turn each component to tast for coarseness or binding movements.

KHLow2008
Apr 13, 2011.