Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Noisy steering, is it a dangerous problem?

asked by on

The steering in my 2007 GMC Acadia has had a few issues over the years. I have taken the car 91,000 miles in its life and have had it serviced for noisy steering about three times. Every time they bled the system and I was good for 20k or so miles, then more whining and groaning going around corners. Now the noise is worse and louder than ever. Is my power steering just broken? I am through taking it in for the same problem!

A: Noisy steering is usually indicative of def...

Noisy steering is usually indicative of defective fluid, unless you have a leak and are low on fluid. In your case, I would recommend having a top-rated mechanic from YourMechanic run a power steering pump pressure-test and check the power steering system for leaks. The most likely cause in your vehicle is a leak that has caused the pump to run continuously on low fluid. The fix would be to find and repair any leaks and replace the noisy power steering pump and flush out all old fluid and replace with new fluid.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 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!

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Save up to 30%

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Fuel rail injection pressure sensor

Hey there, thanks for writing in. It is in the top center of the motor on the fuel rail. You have to remove the upper intake manifold to get to it.

Q: How can I adjust the steering wheel?

You can adjust the position of the steering wheel to make it more comfortable to drive, especially on long trips. Push the lever under the steering wheel down as you hold the wheel. Move the steering wheel vertically or...

Q: Blue smoke from exhaust when coming off boost focus ST 2.5

You should disconnect the hose on the turbo to see if you see indications that the turbo has oil in the intake. The oil seals in the turbo may start leaking and will cause the smoke you are seeing. If...

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...
How to Avoid Back Pain in a Car
If you have back problems, sitting in a car for an extended period of time can be excruciating. Even without back problems, you could experience discomfort and soreness from...
P2428 OBD-II Trouble Code: Exhaust Gas Temperature Too High Bank 1
P2428 code definition A P2428 trouble code signifies that the PCM has detected a problem in the exhaust gas temperature sensor circuit in bank 1, which subsequently contains the number one...