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HELLO ALL... AGAIN!

so... i have the following issue...

when i turn to the RIGHT...and ONLY THE RIGHT... i get some whining from the front of the car... i can only hear it from inside the car... i stood outside of the car and couldnt hear anything. the whining is present while stationary and rolling. it does seem to go away if i turn the wheel slowly...

i checked the PS fluid... looked clean. i added about maybe less then 10ml to the reservoir, which i think is a normal amount. i have no leaks, no increased steering effort. it has gotten colder around here...but thats about it.

1999 996 C2

6 speed

~102000 km

canada

thanks all in advance...

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Normal amount? Unless the power steering is leaking you should never really need to add any.

You might want to pull the front underbody cover off and have a look at the steering rack. Look for signs of small leakage or damage.

yea was going to do that this weekend

thanks

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well, let us know what you find out. It's cold and rainy where i'm at for the extended forecast so i won't be able to take a look for a while. Plus I've got so much work to do on getting my 83 westy road ready. Def. don't want to take it into the shop without knowing what were looking at. Keep us posted!

bmohr

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well, let us know what you find out. It's cold and rainy where i'm at for the extended forecast so i won't be able to take a look for a while. Plus I've got so much work to do on getting my 83 westy road ready. Def. don't want to take it into the shop without knowing what were looking at. Keep us posted!

bmohr

well, i havent looked yet.. but i did talk to SUNSET in oregen... REMAN PORSCHE RACK, plus all tie rods and parts (boots and ties) ~$830..which is a steal compared to canadian pricing!

but, i dont think this should be something i need to do for some time.. i havent lost any fluid and dont have any bubbles or anything else in the pup reservoir....

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Check your Power steering fluid level and make sure you have enough in the reservoir. I had the same thing a few years back, only made the noise when cold and during right turns. My fix was to add some fluid. Make sure you use only mineral based PS fluid.

yup thats the first thing i did...

i know there technically isnt a "bleeding" method other than turning the steering lock to lock several times, but i wonder about the fluid. i mean all oils are hygrophilic (absodb water) so a full flush would bo good every 100K km's or so?!

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Silver, help me out. How are you flushing your system? I've never messed with this before. I poured a shot glass or so in the resourvoir yesterday and this morning the same noise was there. I checked the level today when the car was cold and it only registered at that "cold" tab on the bottom of the stick. the manual I think says that the level should be "below" the cold tab or in that area. So i'm not sure i'm reading it right. But def. let me know how you are flushing your system. Danke!

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i basically sucked out all the fluid from the reservoir with a hand pump and hose..... filled the reservoir with new fluid..... turned the car on.. and turned the steering lock to lock several times....

repeat...

there are other ways... but this is the easiest

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