1998 Lincoln Continental Automatic 110238 miles
I just took my car in because the power steering fluid was leaking and they diagnosed it as a problem with the rack and pinion system rather than a leaky hose. So they replaced the rack and pinion.
As I started to drive it away from the shop I noticed that the "groaning" noise that indicates low power steering fluid was present. So I stopped and asked the mechanic why it was groaning. He told me there are sometimes air pockets in a new rack and pinion and to drive the car around for a while to get the air pockets out and then the noises should stop.
But I'm hearing other noises now too. Sort of a rhythmic whirring that increases as I accelerate. What's going on? Are these noises normal "settling-in" type noises after a repair of this type? Or should I be worried?
have the same problem?
Thursday, March 25th, 2010 AT 9:01 AM