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Old September 5th, 2009, 04:46 PM   #1
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Grinding at slow speeds

When I was attempting a 3-point turn, I heard some grinding noise coming from the front end. It seemed to happen when the car was barely moving as I turned the wheel. Is this normal? The steering wheel would almost pulse a bit as well. When driving a bit faster, I would not hear the noise and the steering wheel was normal. Any help would be appreciated.

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Old September 5th, 2009, 06:41 PM   #2
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Check your power steering fluid level. At low engine speeds the pump is at low RPM and the large steering angle is asking it to do a lot of work.
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Check your power steering fluid level. At low engine speeds the pump is at low RPM and the large steering angle is asking it to do a lot of work.
That sounds pretty plausible because the grinding only happens at low rpms, idle pretty much. Is there a trick to open the power steering fluid resevoir? Its pretty much sealed shut.
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Update:

The car is making a noise grinding noise from near the accessory belt. I had another Viper owner check it out, and he thinks its the power steering pulley. Anyone had a similar problem? And any idea how much this is gonna run ?

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Umm... the Gen 1/2 power steering fluid reservoir has a screw on cap with a plastic nipple pointing straight up; just ahead of the left rocker cover, just inside the left front wheel.

A pulley alone can't make noise; it is either the bearing of the pump or the pump itself.

The pump is a shared Dodge part (Jeep, I think) so the parts won't be expensive. Labor shouldn't be much either.
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Umm... the Gen 1/2 power steering fluid reservoir has a screw on cap with a plastic nipple pointing straight up; just ahead of the left rocker cover, just inside the left front wheel.

A pulley alone can't make noise; it is either the bearing of the pump or the pump itself.

The pump is a shared Dodge part (Jeep, I think) so the parts won't be expensive. Labor shouldn't be much either.

Yeah, lol, I am not having probs with finding the pump. Its just that the cap is seized on. No idea on how to get it open.

Yeah, I plan on getting someone to look at it next week. Just have to limp home (about 80 miles or so). I was reading about the pulley being a piece of plastic and prone to failure. So I guess I might as well change that out as well.

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Update. On my way to the mechanic, all of a sudden I lost my power steering.

As soon, as I got the hood open, I found the problem. The plastic pulley on the power steering pump was wrecked. For those of you who havent switched over to the metal pulley I would advise to do so.

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