Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Rack and pinion

asked by on

I had my rack and pinion replaced and it's making a straining noise while turning left what could that be

My car has 115394 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

A: Was the power steering system flushed at th...

Was the power steering system flushed at the time of the service? Dirty fluid or a misalignment can cause the power steering pump to groan when turning the wheel. Return to the facility that performed the repair and have them check the condition of the fluid and the power steering pump. If you would like this to repaired elsewhere, a certified technician from YourMechanic can come to your car's location to inspect the sound and follow through with appropriate repairs.

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

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: The car makes loud shaking/jarring noise when the steering wheel is only slight turned rightward. There is no noise when turning left.

Hi there. From the description you have provided, the noise you are hearing from the rear of the vehicle and the feeling your vehicle has while driving, should be looked at sooner than later. The swaying (fish-tail) action, could be...

Q: Loud knocking while driving straight and while turning left and right

Hello. If the knocking only occurs when the vehicle is moving then you either have an engine mount issue or a suspension problem. A knocking is usually the result of bad starts, a loose ball joint, or a bad bushing....

Q: Loud grinding sound when turning both directions - 2006 Mazda 3

Depending on the location and the specific sound you are hearing, this could be either power steering or CV joints going bad. Generally, CV joints, when going bad, will make more of a popping or clicking sound and will cause...

Related articles

How Do Power Car Windows Increase Passenger Safety?
Power windows are responsible for approximately 2,000 emergency room visits every year. When a power window closes, it exerts enough force to bruise or break bones, crush fingers, or restrict an airway. Though...
P0240 OBD-II Trouble Code: Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance
P0240 code definition Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance What the P0240 code means P0240 is an OBD-II generic code triggered when the Engine Control Module (ECM) detects the intake boost...
How Much Does a Mechanic Make in Vermont?
Automotive technician jobs in Vermont have an average mechanic salary of $37k, with some mechanics earning a salary of $53k.