Grinding noise from power steering

Tiny
MARIYAHSMOMMY
  • 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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Wednesday, April 13th, 2011 AT 1:55 PM

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Tiny
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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.

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Wednesday, April 13th, 2011 AT 6:26 PM

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