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Old 12-11-2002, 07:36 PM
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on my moms 2000 Firebird, theres a new squeaking noise when you turn the wheel. Almost 70k miles on it, and it starts making the noise. What do you think it is, some type of steering fluid pump? Any suggestions?

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Old 12-11-2002, 07:44 PM
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Check the power steering level. Check the fluid for foam. Foam = bad. Check the belt also. If it looks at all worn, replace it.

Worse case it's bad bearings in the pump. Bad.
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Old 12-11-2002, 09:52 PM
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Well it still goes in a strait line good. Stupid kid in that saturn with a wing is still trying to figure out what hit him last night.... Racing on my permit (which i didnt have on me!) . Ill check the fluid and belt in a little while.
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Also check the belt tensioner. It has a pivot that should be tight and have very little gap. When they wear out the gap gets wide and uneven. If it's worn out it will allow the belt to slip and make noise.
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May want to check the vection oarmeter fluid level or if that is not it take a peak at the differential cradle spring.......
 
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Old 12-11-2002, 10:53 PM
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on my moms 2000 Firebird, theres a new squeaking noise when you turn the wheel. Almost 70k miles on it, and it starts making the noise. What do you think it is, some type of steering fluid pump? Any suggestions?

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Did this just start after it got colder?
 
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Old 12-11-2002, 10:58 PM
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Did you change over to winter air in the tires ? Muffler bearings maybe...they are a ***** to adjust w/o a left handed ratchet.
 
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Flux Capacitor??

If it's not making 1.21 jigawatts you need a new one.
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I just re aired the muffler bearings and greased the tires. As for the left hand ratchet, i just turned a right handed one upside down. Tomorrow i think i will check the pistonsprings.

Yes it did start after it got cold.
Steering Fluid level is low. Gotta go to the store and get some.
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Flux Capacitor??

If it's not making 1.21 jigawatts you need a new one.
We just get struck by lightening.
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