Why Is My Car Making a Whining Noise When I Turn The Steering Wheel?
Why Is My Car Making a Whining Noise When I Turn The Steering Wheel?

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for quality replacement parts and the best service on the Internet. Hi, I’m Mike from 1A Auto. I hope this how-to video helps you out, and
next time you need parts for your vehicle, think of 1AAuto.com. Thanks. In this video, we’re going to show you how
to fix the whining noise every time you turn your steering wheel from side to side. First, we’ll just let you hear the whining
noise from the inside of the vehicle and the outside. So that whining noise is an indication that
your power steering fluid is low. This is the car steering reservoir right here,
and you can see on this vehicle, there’s a max and min line. Sometimes it’s hard to tell. With the cam light you can see the fluid level,
but what you can do is take a flashlight and shine it through the reservoir, and you can
see the line is down here. Our min line is another half-inch higher,
and then our max line is higher than that. When the vehicle’s cold, you probably want
to fill it up to about halfway between the line, and our vehicle right now is cold. So we’re going to fill it right there, halfway
between, and see how that does for us. Now, after we’ve topped off the power steering
fluid, you can hear the whining noise is gone. So, wipe off any fluid, and it’s important
to try and understand why your power steering is low. These can develop leaks. There are hoses between the reservoir and
the pump. The pumps can also get bad over time. This is just an older vehicle, and it looks
like somebody just kind of let it get a little bit low. Anyways, you can look down and see if you
see any fluid or any wetness down there. Nothing but a bunch of dirt. Then just look underneath the vehicle, just
in the area that’s below where the reservoir is and the pump. Obviously, you’ll probably look at it after
it’s been sitting for a number of hours. See if you see any drips. Power steering fluid is usually clear. Also, some people do put automatic transmission
fluid into their power steering, which is the same thing. Automatic transmission fluid is red. So, if you saw any clear kind of hydraulic
fluid here or red fluid here, that’s an indication that your system’s leaking and you do need
to get that fixed. We hope this video helps you out. Brought to you by www.1AAuto.com, your source
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24 thoughts on “Why Is My Car Making a Whining Noise When I Turn The Steering Wheel?”

  1. MrCashville11 says:

    Thanks for the video. I'm having that problem now and I didn't think it was that.

  2. Jonathan Snipes says:

    There is more to it than topping it off just like 1 A auto said in video.

  3. River says:

    Thank you for video does it matter what kind of steering fluid you put in I have a 2007 Kia Rio5 and it's making noises when in park or driving when I turn wheel Thank you

  4. Nick243120 says:

    I swear you all help me soooo much when doing work on my own car. Wish you all had a shop in MD because I would stay coming there nice Vid!!!!

  5. awj82 says:

    After you get rid of the old power steering fluid, how do you dispose the fluid?

  6. Austin Farley says:

    Hello, I did check my powersteering fluid and it is at the Max line but it still makes this noise. I did have to get the pump replaced recently. Any other ideas why it would be making this noise? It's an 03 Toyota Tacoma 3,4L

  7. AppleTechLikes says:

    thank you very much, you have saved me. i had the same issue on my ford falcon EL( australian car) and after checking the fluid level, it was very low hence why the sound was very loud. topped it up and works as new now.

  8. RENZ says:

    My power steering fluid is full but its still making that sound. Any tips?

  9. Eduardo Rodriguez says:

    Hey i have a 2014 chevy camaro that started to do that it feels as if it doesnt have power steering can you please help me

  10. Sherry Strickland says:

    Hi ! I have a 2009 Toyota Camry it's making a whiny noise , if I press the gas peddler it would stop or get louder , also the battery light is on , and sometimes my sterling wheel shake , or vibrate , it's not out of line, tires don't need balance I had that checked. please help a confuse Camry owner ?

  11. Kathy Parks says:

    My 2011 Transverse (all wheel drive) has a noise when I turn steer wheel. Its squeaky but other than that no other problem. Took to a shop and said I need a bearing replacement. How do I really make sure that's what it needs. Quoted me a price of over $1500 dollars. Hard to spend that kind of money for just a funny squeak that doesn't happen all the time. Any suggestions?

  12. Booker Beck says:

    I had this problem an the did a full flush now 2 months later it's happening again before they said there was no leaks it was just really old . it was winter then 0 degree days now it's summer around 80 degrees would that play apart thanks in advance

  13. John Doe says:

    I have the same car…different year. And its making a grinding, sometimes whine. They are telling me to replace my rack and pinion that is only 2 years old. Comments?

  14. uphill248 uphill248 says:

    My mechanic told me to drive for a few days. The bubbles will go away. There's air in the system. He had to move some hoses to get to the belt I guess?

  15. Mark salmond says:

    i have a 1997 toyota camry xle 4cyl… an its making this noise but the power steering fluid is full. idk what my problem is… an my steering get stuck or hard to turn with a whinning noise if i turn left or right.. at first it wouldnt do it until i got to a full turn but not half way in to the turn my cars screaming …can some one plz help

  16. leonard drone view says:

    Me Lincoln town car done this for the 3 years i had it its still driving to the day

  17. KIRKMAN FILMS says:

    Just did this on my 04 Honda Civic worked perfect 👌🏽 thanks

  18. Captain420Malone says:

    If u really listen the whine didn’t even really stop he just turns the car off really fast. It’s a ford thing my 03 mustang whines like bitch. I’ve heard plk buying new pumps still whines, Ives tried flushing mine , different whine additives nothing works. It’s not fair !

  19. Alex Ford says:

    I have 2000 corolla in high speed in the high way get whistling noise in the dashboard , only over 60 mph , thank you very much

  20. Jeremy Pomroy says:

    What kind of veichle was that? Ive never seen one of those before.

  21. Mustang Cartel says:

    What happens if it still makes it

  22. Bella Baby says:

    my car makes a weird high pitch squeel whn i turn my wheel but power stearing fluid is good. Just got my wheel bearings fixed at toyota n been happening ever sinse. After $1500 and them saying there's no issues it shouldnt be happening

  23. Mr. Truth says:

    Still got the noise and the level says full hahahhaha

  24. Xan Ax says:

    I paid $700 for mechanic to replace my power steering pump, I put in plenty of power steering fluid, my car still makes loud whining sound when turning. Taking it back to the mechanic to see what they say. If they say it’s the power steering pump I’ll tell them I just paid them and I want a refund

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