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Old 20 Feb 2010, 12:50 am
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Hello Guys,
I have an 06 PT Cruiser bought about two months ago. Lately, I notice that every time I make a left/right turn on an intersection and at the point where I'm steering back, I can hear a whining noise for a maybe 2 seconds and it will go away.
Appreciate any idea.

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Old 20 Feb 2010, 09:41 am
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Almost certainly your power steering pump. First step is check fluid level and top up with ATF + 4 (Yes, Auto trans fluid!).
It is not unusual for some "groans" when it's cold.
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Old 27 Feb 2010, 11:46 pm
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Almost certainly your power steering pump. First step is check fluid level and top up with ATF + 4 (Yes, Auto trans fluid!).
It is not unusual for some "groans" when it's cold.
heY man, I followed your suggestion by topping up the power steering fluid and I have never heard of the noise since then! thanks.
I only added a small amount of fluid though. Is the PT's power steering that sensitive???
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heY man, I followed your suggestion by topping up the power steering fluid and I have never heard of the noise since then! thanks.
I only added a small amount of fluid though. Is the PT's power steering that sensitive???
Apparently....
Glad it was a cheap cure.
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Almost certainly your power steering pump. First step is check fluid level and top up with ATF + 4 (Yes, Auto trans fluid!).
It is not unusual for some "groans" when it's cold.
Is the ATF-4 for the 2001 PTs also? They initially had a different power steering fluid, so can you add ATF-4 (mix it) or do you need to get what it came from the factory with?
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