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Q: Whining noise and dripping fluid under the drivers side

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Whining noise and dripping fluid under the drivers side
My car's transmission is unknown to me.

A: If the whining noise happens in park or neu...

If the whining noise happens in park or neutral, I would check your power steering fluid. The power steering pump makes a whining noise when it is low on fluid. You will need to find the source of the leak and replace that component. Look at the power steering pump to see if there is a seal that has failed. Transmission noise is a possibility also, however if the transmission fluid is low enough, it will not move the vehicle when put in gear. A certified technician, like one from YourMechanic, will be able to determine the exact cause of the leak and suggest the repairs needed.

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