Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: When I turn the steering wheel it squeakes.

asked by on

When I turn the steering wheel it squeakes.

My car has 84000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Hi there. In most cases, when you turn the steering wheel and you hear a squealing noise, it’s commonly due to one of two things. First, the power steering fluid might be low which creates reduced pressure inside hydraulic lines which can create the noise. Second, a belt, such as the serpentine or drive belt is loose and needs to be replaced. The best thing for you to do is check your power steering fluid and add the recommended fluid if needed. If the sound does not go away, contact a professional mobile mechanic to complete a car is making a noise inspection, so they can accurately determine the source of the noise and recommend the right 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

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・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: My car shudders sometimes when I'm changing speeds.

The problem you are experiencing is most likely an internal transmission clutch failure. You should be very concerned. The transmission could potentially fail completely at anytime. This is a common problem with your vehicle as well as the fiesta. The...

Q: what is really wrong?

Hi there. Any professional mechanic would agree, that in order to effectively diagnose a problem as you're describing, a test drive to attempt to replicate the symptoms is needed. Based on your input however, I would tend to believe that...

Q: Noise from driver's side tire.

Hello, Locating and diagnosing a noise is a hands on operation. You will need the aid of mechanic, such as one from YourMechanic, in this case since there are too many variable to make a recommendation.

Related articles

P0052 OBD-II Trouble Code: HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1)
P0052 code definition HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1) What the...
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...
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.