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Sound from front drive train while turning.

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by tracerdude, Jul 7, 2009.

  1. Jul 7, 2009 at 1:09 PM
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    tracerdude

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    While turning the wheels right or left at slow speeds it sounds like the front diff is engaged (low groan) but It’s not. Once the front wheels are straight the sounds goes away.

    Another way I hear it is in a parking lot turning in a circle giving a little gas I hear the same sound.

    It’s like a low groan.

    07 4X4 doublecab
     
  2. Oct 21, 2009 at 7:36 AM
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    I am having the same sound come from my truck.... It's like a groan sound when I turn.... and I don't really hear it at higher speeds either.

    I have an '06 DC 4x4


    Anyone have any ideas?
     
  3. Oct 21, 2009 at 7:46 AM
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    What you're probably hearing is just the power steering pump. When you're not moving at all or even very slowly, the pumps has to work much harder because the wheels are not moving enough to reduce the friction. That and the pump is also moving much slower.
     
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    Thanks for the reply... but hmmm... This happens when I am for instance, driving around a parking lot looking for a spot. When I am turning at say 5 mph followed by acceleration it makes the sound... Would that still be the case?
     
  5. Oct 21, 2009 at 8:01 AM
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    Yes, 5 MPH is still very slow. A good analogy is driving a car without power steering. I happen to own a 55 mercury with none. When I'm parking it or driving slowly, Its 5 times more difficult to steer. Once I get going, its easy. The same is true for your power steering pump, so what you're hearing are the internal parts putting pressure on the contact points at high stress levels. If you want to really hear some bad power steering sounds, listen to a Ford parking. They sound awful.
     
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    Roger thanks... I am just a little concerned about it... Sounds nasty!

    Or should I say, "Sounds Expensive".
     
  7. Oct 24, 2009 at 5:39 PM
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    Jack the front up, grab the tire and try to rock it up-down, back-forth. If theres any play it may be a bad hub bearing. Also check your front brake pads for cracks, or wear.
     
  8. Oct 26, 2009 at 9:28 AM
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    Thanks... I'll try that this weekend..
     
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