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Unread 05-23-2011, 11:37 AM   #1
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Power steering pump noise? (How much?)

I expect some noise from my power steering, but how much is too much? I can hear it over the engine it almost sounds low on fluid. COuld I have air in the lines? I read to jack up the front end and turn from side to side like 20 or 30 times then check the level. The noise is louder than the engine its not a squeeling just almost like a growl....enough to annoy.

Would a new pump fix the problem?

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Unread 05-23-2011, 03:15 PM   #2
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New pump is the only fix to the problem
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Unread 05-23-2011, 07:19 PM   #3
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You should not hear any noise from your power steering pump, with the exception of holding the steering wheel hard at the wheel stops and then its only normal to have a very slight growl. Sounds like it is time to replace that pump.
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Unread 05-23-2011, 07:54 PM   #4
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With luck - this will help - I did this write up a few weekends ago:
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f12/h...-hose-1214933/
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Unread 05-23-2011, 08:29 PM   #5
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Yea that is what I was thinking replace the pump, any after market ones that are really quiet or are they all about the same?
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Unread 05-23-2011, 08:34 PM   #6
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"CarDone" fully remanufacturers their pumps. I have had good luck so far with theirs.
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