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Power Steering Pump

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas' started by stucksucksnayota, Jan 4, 2010.

  1. stucksucksnayota

    stucksucksnayota [OP] Well-Known Member

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    OEM roof rack, Shorty antenna (eBay), soft tonneau cover, K&N drop in air filter, bed mat, interior LED lights, 5100's, MT tires to come soon!!!
    I have started having a whining/grinding noise coming from under my hood for about the past week. It somewhat sounds like it does when you are low on power steering fluid how it whines louder the higher your rev it up.
    My first thought is that the bearing in my power steering pump is going out. The truck has about 190k on it so that makes sense. There is no difference in the turning power it is still fine and still very smooth just making a noise.
    So has anyone had this problem before? Can that bearing be replaced?
    Any links or threads about this?

    Thanks
     
  2. gusotto

    gusotto gusotto

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    Have you checked the noise with the truck parked and running?
    You know.... stick your head under the hood to determine where the noise is coming from.
    Get someone to help and turn the steering wheel while idling.
     
  3. rab89

    rab89 Well-Known Member

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  4. gusotto

    gusotto gusotto

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    Cheap enough to give it a try.
    Good luck.
     
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    Idrivetoys Well-Known Member

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    i have a tiny leak and when it gets low on fluid it whines.
     
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