Q: believe i have a bad power steering pump, how much does that job cost usually? now my car is having trouble starting, any relation

asked by on

i believe i have a bad power steering pump, car sounds like chewbacca from when i first start the car until i turn it off, now the car is having trouble starting, sounds like it wants to start, but its just to weak to start. what might this be? any relation between a bad power steering pump and the car not wanting to start? id appreciate your feedback. thank you in advance! 1999 subaru outback legacy, 195000 miles.

My car has 195000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

You will need to have the engine checked to see if it was a starter drive that was stuck and you burned up the starter. It may be the starter that was making the noise. I recommend having this checked by a certified mechanic to diagnose the no start, and then see if the power steering is still noisy.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1,000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. believe i have a bad power steering pump, how much does that job cost usually? now my car is having trouble starting, any relation

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Car ran hot losing power, pulled over put water in radiator car wouldn't start, replaced radiator, still won't start

When you overheated the engine you most likely blew a head gasket and now have low compression in one or more cylinders. Replacing the radiator after overheating the engine that lost power will not fix the fact that the overheating...

Q: Pinpointing an oil leak - part coming off of the engine toward the back on the passenger side

Hello. From your description, it sounds like you are referring to the turbo intercooler. It is common over time for oil to build up in here due to wear in the turbo charger. I usually check the oil in the...

Q: Car quivering around 30 MPH

Hi, a non shifting transmission usually points to internal damage which can be costly to repair. Automatic transmissions have multiple sets of clutches inside that select the gears while driving the vehicle. If the transmission is not well taken care...

Related articles

What Causes Hoses to Leak?
While the largest part of your engine is mechanical, hydraulics plays a significant role. You’ll find fluids at work in a number of different areas. Your car's fluids include: Engine oil Transmission...
What are the Car Pool Rules in Hawaii?
Hawaii is widely regarded as a land of vacation and relaxation, and as such, its scenic roads and routes are far better known than the state’s freeways. But, as with all...
P2103 OBD-II Trouble Code: Throttle Actuator Control Motor Circuit High
P2103 means there is a fault with the throttle actuator control motor circuit, likely due to a defective electrical component or part.