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Q: Steering to the right or left makes a noise.

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When I turn the wheel to the right it makes a loud, resisting noise. But the wheel does not stiffen. The axels are fine. It makes more noise when I turn it to the right then left. Sometimes when I turn and accelerate the noise does not become as loud as when I turn and accelerate slowly. When I'm parking either left or right they noise occurs as if it grinding or something. Thank you.

My car has 188000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

A: I believer the cause of your noise is your ...

I believer the cause of your noise is your power steering pump or belt. If your pump is making a loud whining noise then you may have a power steering leak and the pump is starving for fluid. Check the power steering to see if it is low on fluid and if it is then a leak is present. Have the system checked to see if you have a leak and then do a complete inspection of the front end.

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