MY CAR HAS BEEN MAKING A STRANGE WHINING NOSE ...

  • Tiny
  • Anonymous
  • 2003 Renault Scenic
  • 67,000 miles

My car has been making a strange whining nose from under the bonnet, this gets louder on acceleration. The garage thinks it might be the power steering pump, I, m not convinced, anyone experienced anything like this.

Tuesday, January 15th, 2013 AT 7:35 PM

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  • Tiny
  • Docfixit
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Either P/S pump or trans oil pump

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Tuesday, January 15th, 2013 AT 8:08 PM
  • Tiny
  • GOLDILOX
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Ok, had a few different diagnosis from various garages, one said something about the belt, another the pulley and the one pump, if it was the p s pump wd this not affect the car in anyway.

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Tuesday, January 15th, 2013 AT 8:39 PM
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Difficult to diagnose noise via internet but P/S pump whine would cause no noticable effects

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Tuesday, January 15th, 2013 AT 8:47 PM
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That sounds about right then, it's not affecting the car at all, is this likely to be an expensive job and is it one only a garage can do. Thanks for your help.

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Tuesday, January 15th, 2013 AT 9:01 PM
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Check to be sure level is good when hot also may try a P.S additive

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Tuesday, January 15th, 2013 AT 9:05 PM
  • Tiny
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Than you, my husband did replace the pipe on this a few years ago because it was leaking, could an air block or something else cause this, as far as I am aware the level of fluid is fine.

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Tuesday, January 15th, 2013 AT 9:10 PM
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Damage may have been done whenhose was leaking would consider additive

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Tuesday, January 15th, 2013 AT 9:34 PM

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