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1999 Toyota Tacoma Question: noise sounds like Im out of power steering fluid but Im not.

 

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mr myke, 2.7L 4 Cylinder, Kaneohe, HI, March 22, 2010, 13:16
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the same noise as low or no pwr steering fluid developed suddenly. at idle there is no noise and I turn steering left and right there is no noise but if i give a gas the idle rises and the sound stars. it may be my imagination but it appears to be coming from the timing chain area. all fluid levels are ok. when Im driving there is a sensation when turning that tells me it could be the power steering

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    March 22, 2010, 14:06
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    Possibly your power steering pump is failing

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    Visitor, December 08, 2010, 12:48

    im having the same problem with my 1996 chevrolet 1500
    pick up,sounds the same as lo power steering fluid but
    its not the problem, it makes this noise at idle but gets louder when i step on the gas i have been told that it is my water pump or pully to the belt

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