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PostSubject: Power steering pump giving out?   Wed Jul 04, 2012 10:55 pm

When ever I'm moving at parking-lot-type speeds (~10 mph or less) I'm hearing a knocking sort of sound from the engine bay when I turn more than 2 degrees. I'm assuming it's the power steering pump starting to give out, but I'm not certain. I'd rather ask you guys first before I start roaming around my engine bay trying to self diagnose things that I'm unsure of. Like I've said in a few other posts, I'm not the most knowledgeable 240 owner out there. I'd rather ask a stupid question before making an unnecessary repair.
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PostSubject: Re: Power steering pump giving out?   Thu Jul 05, 2012 6:45 am

Check your rack bushings, tie rods, ball joints, strut mounts, and swaybar bushings and endlinks.

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PostSubject: Re: Power steering pump giving out?   Thu Jul 05, 2012 6:46 am

Checked your power steering fluid level yet?

A knocking noise sounds like tie rod ends or a joint of some type that is worn out "knocking" into each other. I wouldn't classify any noise a power steering pump makes as a knocking noise.

I would personally get under the hood of the car and let someone make the noise while I listened to narrow down where its coming from. Whether it be in the steering rack area or steering pump area. The joint on the steering shaft is another possibility, though, I have never ever seen one wear out.

Hope that helps.
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PostSubject: Re: Power steering pump giving out?   Thu Jul 05, 2012 6:47 am

600SX wrote:
Check your rack bushings, tie rods, ball joints, strut mounts, and swaybar bushings and endlinks.

LOL, beat me to it Jim!

I was typing as you posted your sniper diagnosis. tongue
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PostSubject: Re: Power steering pump giving out?   Thu Jul 05, 2012 6:49 am

Like a ninja!

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