- classifieds - forums - webmail

Go Back Forums > Models > Saturn S-Series > S-Series Tech

Thread Tools Display Modes
Prev Previous Post   Next Post Next
Old 08-08-2018, 07:27 PM   #1
jpsuli is a jewel in the roughjpsuli is a jewel in the roughjpsuli is a jewel in the rough
jpsuli's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Minneapolis/Chicago
Posts: 239

1997 SL2
1999 SW2
Default Power Steering Noise/Dying while stopped

As usual fashion for me, just replaced the idler pulley for the power steering to act up now. While stopped or very slowly my power steering will make a grinding/whine noise and will become difficult to turn. I've driven without power steering before and it's not this difficult, as if it were fighting against me. If I continue to turn the wheel while stopped then it'll become impossible to turn again unless I begin driving.

After 10 mph there is no noise or creaks while functioning normally. It's worth noting I drove through tons of puddles yesterday in Chicago during flash flooding and don't remember it occurring prior to the rain.

I will upload a video later of the issue, but I presume that a power steering pump replacement may be in order. Looks like my 5th power steering replacement, thanks AutoZone.
Ethel: '97 Saturn SL2 @ 146k (M. swapped)
Un-named: '99 Saturn SW2 @ 92k (M. swapped)

r/Saturn_Cars moderator
jpsuli is offline   Reply With Quote Sponsored Links


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Power Steering noise Winsurfer76 Outlook General 21 02-28-2018 05:28 PM
Power steering stopped working -- belt problems a day later Geodesic17 S-Series Tech 46 08-24-2008 06:11 PM
Power Steering noise FL_SL2 S-Series General 0 06-16-2005 09:40 PM
Power Steering Noise kar222 S-Series Tech 1 09-08-2003 12:02 AM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:26 PM.

Advanced Forum Search | Advanced Photo Search

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions Inc. The Saturn Enthusiasts Site.