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    Default Steering whining!

    Not sure where to put this thread.. but... i was out in the car earlier and noticed some kind of whining noise when steering. Anyone ever experienced this? Sounds like it's coming from the steering wheel, not sure if something is rubbing or not.

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    I get it from power steering pump on full lock. This is my second pump and it has done it from new, I don't think it anything to worry about.

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    You might check the oil level on that...just to make shure.

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    erm, think most of em are electric pumps.

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    Ups! forget my stupid comment above

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    not quite so.. you are both right..yes it is an electric pump..BUT.. it still relies on fluid ( oil) to work the steering.. so a low level would make the pump cavatate and whine..

    some pumps are noisier than others thou.. even if they are okay....

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    Hi everyone,
    your posts are quite old so I wonder what your experiences are now with the whine from steering pump? Has it led to any other fault?
    My Vectra's steering pump has developed the whine about 10 miles after I bought it (had done 60k miles). I am arguing a case for changing it but they just keep playing with the fluid level, putting in a conditioning fluid, etc... Not with much success.
    And by the way, unlike for others, mine whine pretty much all the time, the whine pitch changes when turning the wheel and goes away only when the wheel is turned to its extremes.
    Anybody got any more ideas? Do you reckon there is a differnet primary cause?
    Cheers,
    Martin.

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    Mine whines mate and has done since I got a new one under warranty. You have now reported the problem to VX, so if the worst does happen you have something to back you up if you run out of warranty.

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