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Old 11-27-2008, 02:24 PM   #1
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Sound from Steering When I Turn The Wheel?

My sentra 2001 has 105K miles, getting old I know, I just changed the tires, shocks and struts.

I have been hearing noises when I turn the wheel and it's annoying, it sounds like a twisting metal (like on a ship). Sounds pretty bad, what do you think it can be?
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Old 11-27-2008, 03:06 PM   #2
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twisting metal? does it sound like a scream? if so check ur power steering belt
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Old 11-27-2008, 05:42 PM   #3
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probably more like a creaking noise he meant. i would make sure that when the place installed the struts they put the rubber insulators back on the top of the struts
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Old 11-27-2008, 06:14 PM   #4
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Yea the rubber insulators went back on it, it made that creeking noise even before I got the struts changed. It is also more difficult to turn the steering wheel than most other cars.
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Old 11-27-2008, 07:27 PM   #5
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Yea the rubber insulators went back on it, it made that creeking noise even before I got the struts changed. It is also more difficult to turn the steering wheel than most other cars.
check if the u joint on the steering shaft is worn and binding up
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Old 11-28-2008, 11:28 AM   #6
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I had a rock caught in my steering rack that sounded awful, but it was sure a cheap fix
Worth a look.
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Old 11-28-2008, 11:31 AM   #7
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did you check your power steering fluid level? Could be as simple as that.
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Old 02-17-2009, 12:13 PM   #8
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Sorry to bring back a old forum......But my car (02 Sentra GXE, Automatic, Mileage approx - 128K) is giving me kind of same problem that Toniee was having. My Problem is that when i start my car in the morning my power steering seems not to work and i also hear a squeaking sound. Anytime i try to turn my steering wheel from a car being on complete stop it is just so hard to turn as if i have no powersteering. I checked my PS fluid and its on Cold Max (what the difference beetween hot max and cold max)....also my PS fluid is soo black/dark colored. What do you guys think the problem might be.

Any help is appreciated.

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Old 02-17-2009, 05:41 PM   #9
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delete. i reposted the same thing I posted 2 months ago.
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