Mechanics

01 POWER STEERING NOISE

2001 Ford Explorer

I Have a 2001 4 Door Ford Explorer XLT 51,000 miles and im new at driving suv's and ive just noticed that when I make turns to the left even gradual turns I hear like a sort of hydraulic noise then when I straighten out the wheel the noise stops. It happends when I turn right but its not as loud as when I turn left! Can it be the power steering pump is going? I just bought the truck! The fluid is good and at its normal fill level! What could it be?
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Explorer01
February 11, 2006.




Ford p/s pumps are naturally noisy listen to a few other and you'll notice (a whinning type noise)any other type of noise should be suspect

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Lovescars
Feb 11, 2006.


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