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Old 12-22-2009, 08:57 PM   #1
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Default Squealing when wheel is turned all the way

When I turn the wheel all the way it starts squelling when I start cold. Once is start running 15 mph+ the squeel goes away. I replenished the power steering fluid, but I dont know what is giong on! any ideas?
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Old 12-22-2009, 09:01 PM   #2
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I would recommend that you lift both wheels off ground and try turning steering wheel all the way to left and then to right 4-5 times with PS cap open.

There could be air trapped in the line that's causing the issue.
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Old 12-22-2009, 10:10 PM   #3
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hmz... how would i lift the car??
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Old 12-22-2009, 10:13 PM   #4
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With a jack. Then use jack stands to keep the car from falling and squishing your melon.
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Old 12-22-2009, 10:15 PM   #5
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it's bad for the p/s pump to hold the wheel at full lock.
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Old 12-22-2009, 10:15 PM   #6
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Try not to hit the lock point when turning. Your power steering pump will thank you for it.
Could just be a loose belt.
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Old 12-22-2009, 10:56 PM   #7
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This is EASY - had this happen on my foresters - POWER STEERING BELT.
Exactly the same situation, especially when cold. Get it replaced ASAP, otherwise when the belt goes, and you are on a highway - oy vay!
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Old 12-22-2009, 11:31 PM   #8
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Belt slipping when you hold the car at full lock (and the belt is at its maximum load). Don't do that.

Also, check the P/S belt for wear.
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Old 12-23-2009, 08:19 AM   #9
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it's bad for the p/s pump to hold the wheel at full lock.
Yup,and this is with any car. Sounds like OP's first car...............
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Old 12-23-2009, 09:48 AM   #10
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It's your power steering pump crying at you to stop holding the wheel at full lock.
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Old 12-23-2009, 05:34 PM   #11
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It's your power steering pump crying at you to stop holding the wheel at full lock.

Indeed.
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Old 12-23-2009, 06:03 PM   #12
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This is EASY - had this happen on my foresters - POWER STEERING BELT.
Exactly the same situation, especially when cold. Get it replaced ASAP, otherwise when the belt goes, and you are on a highway - oy vay!
This.

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It's your power steering pump crying at you to stop holding the wheel at full lock.
This too.
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Old 12-23-2009, 07:36 PM   #13
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hmz. I have been noticing now that even if I do not have the wheel all the way to the side, the squeeling is happening when im just accelerating. Im am guessing that the wear from having the wheel on the side numerous times is taking it's tole?
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Old 12-23-2009, 10:35 PM   #14
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hmz. I have been noticing now that even if I do not have the wheel all the way to the side, the squeeling is happening when im just accelerating. Im am guessing that the wear from having the wheel on the side numerous times is taking it's tole?
Its more than just "having a wheel to the side" - so far in my family we have 3 Foresters and previously had 1 Legacy. Two older Foresters, and now defunct Legacy - very sad but she had to go after almost 17 years - eventually developed the issue with the Power Steering belt/pulley, it is normal wear and tear.

They have to be replaced on a regular basis. When this happened to Legacy I let it go for too long and the belt snapped while I was driving down RT1 in NJ, and it was pretty darn horrible. So, now I just make sure that I replace the belts according to the SOA model/schedule. Hence I have some experience with the sound and situation you are describing.

In order for your scooby to run almost forever - regular maintenance needs to be performed religiously, and she would last for a very long time.
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Old 12-24-2009, 05:00 PM   #15
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In order for your scooby to run almost forever - regular maintenance needs to be performed religiously, and she would last for a very long time.
Yes! I will go ahead and shange the pully stuff.
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Old 12-24-2009, 11:00 PM   #16
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yep, just had the same exact problem OP, dont worry, its a quick and relatively inexpensive job (compared to a PS pump!). if you are really interested in SEEING it for yourself, start your car up, have someone turn the wheel slightly and watch the belt stop as the pulley continues to spin, thats how i found out what it was!
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Old 12-25-2009, 12:43 AM   #17
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check the belts for wear and tear, how many miles is on the car?
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Old 12-25-2009, 03:02 AM   #18
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recently had this happen to my car thought it was the belt had it adjusted because it did it when fully locked turn and when ac was on. this fixed it for about an hour then it came back. it ended up being the power steering pump.
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Old 12-25-2009, 09:12 AM   #19
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yep, just had the same exact problem OP, dont worry, its a quick and relatively inexpensive job (compared to a PS pump!). if you are really interested in SEEING it for yourself, start your car up, have someone turn the wheel slightly and watch the belt stop as the pulley continues to spin, thats how i found out what it was!
I will go ahead and try that!

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check the belts for wear and tear, how many miles is on the car?
It's 69k Im guessing this is when it needs to be changed.
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