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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-30-05, 05:02 PM
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'93 Explorer grinding noise

I hear a grinding noise when I turn the wheel either right
or left. First I thought it was worn out ball joints, but I don't
hear a clicking sound. It just sounds that a belt is getting
tighter when I turn the wheel. Power steering? The wheel
is not hard to turn.

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-30-05, 09:01 PM
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Re: '93 Explorer grinding noise

Yes it was the p/s after all. It was low on fluid since
the gasket was torn. Luckily I caught it in time.

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> I hear a grinding noise when I turn the wheel either right
> or left. First I thought it was worn out ball joints, but I don't
> hear a clicking sound. It just sounds that a belt is getting
> tighter when I turn the wheel. Power steering? The wheel
> is not hard to turn.
>
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> Cary, NC
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-31-05, 12:01 PM
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Re: '93 Explorer grinding noise

Ain't it great when it costs $2 to fix something instead of $2000 ;-)

"Zilla" <zilla62@XSPAMbellsouth.net> wrote in message
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> Yes it was the p/s after all. It was low on fluid since
> the gasket was torn. Luckily I caught it in time.
>
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> "Zilla" <zilla62@XSPAMbellsouth.net> wrote in message
> news:rrG2e.6696$wo1.5392@bignews6.bellsouth.net...
> > I hear a grinding noise when I turn the wheel either right
> > or left. First I thought it was worn out ball joints, but I don't
> > hear a clicking sound. It just sounds that a belt is getting
> > tighter when I turn the wheel. Power steering? The wheel
> > is not hard to turn.
> >
> > --
> > - Zilla
> > Cary, NC
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-31-05, 12:01 PM
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Re: '93 Explorer grinding noise

I've been using Lucas Power Steering Stop Leak in mine. It went from
needing fluid added every day to every couple of months. Some day I'll
replace the seal... Probably won't help the gasket though.

"Zilla" <zilla62@XSPAMbellsouth.net> wrote in message
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> Yes it was the p/s after all. It was low on fluid since
> the gasket was torn. Luckily I caught it in time.
>
> --
> - Zilla
> Cary, NC
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> "Zilla" <zilla62@XSPAMbellsouth.net> wrote in message
> news:rrG2e.6696$wo1.5392@bignews6.bellsouth.net...
> > I hear a grinding noise when I turn the wheel either right
> > or left. First I thought it was worn out ball joints, but I don't
> > hear a clicking sound. It just sounds that a belt is getting
> > tighter when I turn the wheel. Power steering? The wheel
> > is not hard to turn.
> >
> > --
> > - Zilla
> > Cary, NC
> > (Remove XSPAM)
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-01-05, 11:09 AM
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Re: '93 Explorer grinding noise

Yep, p/s fluid and an O ring (not gasket) from Ace Hardware did the trick.

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"Ulysses" <therealulysses@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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> Ain't it great when it costs $2 to fix something instead of $2000 ;-)
>
> "Zilla" <zilla62@XSPAMbellsouth.net> wrote in message
> news:WRJ2e.9217$f%4.2023@bignews1.bellsouth.net...
> > Yes it was the p/s after all. It was low on fluid since
> > the gasket was torn. Luckily I caught it in time.
> >
> > --
> > - Zilla
> > Cary, NC
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> > "Zilla" <zilla62@XSPAMbellsouth.net> wrote in message
> > news:rrG2e.6696$wo1.5392@bignews6.bellsouth.net...
> > > I hear a grinding noise when I turn the wheel either right
> > > or left. First I thought it was worn out ball joints, but I don't
> > > hear a clicking sound. It just sounds that a belt is getting
> > > tighter when I turn the wheel. Power steering? The wheel
> > > is not hard to turn.
> > >
> > > --
> > > - Zilla
> > > Cary, NC
> > > (Remove XSPAM)
> > >
> > >
> > >

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