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post #1 of 23 Old 08-05-2010, 12:16 PM Thread Starter
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constant whine coming from power steering?

okay so i have a extremely loud whine coming from the engine, the whine is always there as long as the engine is on. when the RPMs rise the whine gets extremely louder. i do have my power steering gear box seal leaking, could this be the cause of the whine like air in the lines? because the sound is coming from some where around the power steering pump. does a bad steering pump whine like that?


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post #2 of 23 Old 08-05-2010, 12:24 PM
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Yes.

Have you checked the fluid level?

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post #3 of 23 Old 08-05-2010, 12:25 PM
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You could try bleeding it, but it may have done permanent damage by now. I'd bleed it really well, check the fluid, and if it's still there, plan to replace it. It's not a hard job... I just did it this weekend, actually.
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yeah fluid levels are fine, i have the lucas oil power steering stop leak in it right now. not doin a whole lot of good. but i was plannin on changin the power steering pump and gear box soon anyways.

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post #6 of 23 Old 08-05-2010, 12:47 PM
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sounds like a pulley take it off clean it out and regrease it then reinstall it cheaper than buying a new one....
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i just put a brand new power steering pulley on it this weekend and it didnt help any. greased it up and everything.

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post #8 of 23 Old 08-06-2010, 04:03 AM
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You need to bleed the power steering system. If you're leaking, then you will have air in your system. It's just matter of how much air. If you're hearing a loud whine from the pump, it either has a lot of air running through it, or its damaged....from lots of air running through it.

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alright im gonna bleed the system tonight then. how exactly is it done. ive never had to bleed any lines before so any advice

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Jack the front end of the Jeep up to make it easier to turn the wheels. Turn them all the way to the left, then all the way to the right, but don't hit the steering stops. Do this for several minutes, or until you don't see any more bubbles coming out of the power steering pump reservoir. Then, start the engine and let it idle while you continue to turn the wheel all the way left and all the way right (again, don't let it hit the steering stops). Keep doing this for, literally, 30 or 40 times. After that, it should be sufficiently bled.
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Have you let the resivour run real low?
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post #12 of 23 Old 08-08-2010, 07:55 PM Thread Starter
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yeah last night i did exactly that. but sadly it did nothing to help the noise go away. i would just about say the pump has gone bad...hopefully im wrong.

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Since you let it get so low to where it is whining I would have to say yes you probably burned up the vanes. But try to bleed it and give it a whirl...it's only gonna cost ya a little fluid.
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the power steering fluid level never gets low even when i tried bleeding the system it just kept rising up in the reservoir. it never really went down to much.

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It shouldn't drop unless you have a leak somewhere. If the whine is still there after you bled the system, it's probably time to replace the pump.

Just a word of advice: Go ahead and get the more expensive pump that comes with a new reservoir. They sell the pump itself (w/o reservoir), but you're sure to have leaks if you go that route.
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