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Old 21 Aug 2011, 09:33 pm
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Got 04 PT non turbo with 87k miles. It's my wife's daily driver so I don't drive it much. Just recently while I was driving I noticed a noise while turning the steering wheel to the right. As soon as it is straight, the noise disappears. I know every noise is different but can't really describe it with words. It's like a buzzing sound. I thought it would relate to power steering but was surprised that it happens only when turning to the right and not to the left. So I'm here asking you guys as I'm still learning this car.
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Got 04 PT non turbo with 87k miles. It's my wife's daily driver so I don't drive it much. Just recently while I was driving I noticed a noise while turning the steering wheel to the right. As soon as it is straight, the noise disappears. I know every noise is different but can't really describe it with words. It's like a buzzing sound. I thought it would relate to power steering but was surprised that it happens only when turning to the right and not to the left. So I'm here asking you guys as I'm still learning this car.
just in case, you did check the PS fluid level right?
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It's hard to tell without actually hearing the noise but it could be a wheel bearing.
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just in case, you did check the PS fluid level right?
Yes, of course.
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It's hard to tell without actually hearing the noise but it could be a wheel bearing.
A wheel bearing going bad would make noise regardless of turning or not I'd think.
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A wheel bearing going bad would make noise regardless of turning or not I'd think.
A bad wheel bearing can usually be heard when turning while driving slow and then go away as you straighten the wheel.It does this because when you turn you put pressure on the wheel bearing.You can check it by jacking the front up,grab the tire at the top and bottom and see if you can move the tire in and out.If there is any movement your bearing is bad.
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Old 21 Aug 2011, 11:21 pm
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Thanks, I'll try checking the wheel for movement. I'm pretty sure previous owner(s) didn't do jack to the car as far as maintenance goes so to be sure I already changed oil, filters, spark plugs, checked all fluids for level and checked break pads for wear.
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Thanks, I'll try checking the wheel for movement. I'm pretty sure previous owner(s) didn't do jack to the car as far as maintenance goes so to be sure I already changed oil, filters, spark plugs, checked all fluids for level and checked break pads for wear.
Make sure you are using the right coolant: Mopar HOAT or Zerex G-05 only.
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Make sure you are using the right coolant: Mopar HOAT or Zerex G-05 only.
it should help with his jeep too, i would think.
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Make sure you are using the right coolant: Mopar HOAT or Zerex G-05 only.
Yes, I know. I've had a gallon of G-05 left from times we had BMW. And as mentioned my Jeep uses the same stuff. Thanks though!
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