Re: Groaning Sound from left side when I accelerate?
"Nino NoSpam" <Nino.NoSpam@email@example.com> wrote in
> I have a 1990 Ford Taurus, and when I accelerate over 30k's, I hear a
> groaning sound. If I turn the wheel to the right slightly, it goes
> away, but when I return the wheel straight, it comes back. The car
> seems to steer fine, and there are no noises when I turn. The power
> steering fluid is okay -- It was low at one point, and I topped it up.
> Anyway, I tried draining the fluid, tightening the clamps, checking
> for leaks, and adding an additive; yet, the noise still continues. My
> questions are: Is it the power steering pump? Is it the rack? Or, is
> it the high pressure hose? Any ideas? Any suggestions?
> Please reply to the news group, as my address is not correct --I've
> received too much Spam!
i have had pres. side hose vibr. and return hose vibr. on many different
car models. being yours is on a taurus i would first wonder if it has been
replaced for leakage (common) and not routed perfect....if it is routed
correctly and not grounding anywhere i would try to isolate the noise by
using a piece of ROPE to put some tension on the hose assy. and seeing if
it changed the sound any at all. if the noise is any different or gone than
it is a hose/line prob. if noise doesnt change than either it is an
internal pump prob. or not p/s related.........all these ideas are
'probably' b/c its very difficult to diag. car noises on a keyboard and
monitor but you can get some ideas..............kjun