Well, most Asian import power steering problems have started with consumers mixing regular power steering fluid (designed for domestic vehicles) with OEM recommended fluid, Dexron III ATF, except Hondas which need specially-formulated P/S fluid for Hondas.
Brake system has nothing to do with P/S system. You can bleed your brakes, but that is totally separate issue.
P/S system is not really prone to temperature. Your fluid level should not change dramatically from moderate temperature variation.
Adding the right fluid, in my opinion, helps but will not solve the noise issue. It it were my vehicle, I would flush out the P/S system and put new Dexron II ATF.
Friday, November 14th, 2008 AT 9:26 PM