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peterpete190, Auto Technician
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Experience:  Auto repair Technician with 17 years experience.Past ASE and other certifications.
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Im having problems with the power steering unit,it seems to

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Im having problems with the power steering unit,it seems to be boiling out the steering fluid I am puttting in.
JA: When was the fluid last checked? Have you heard any whining noises while turning the wheel?
Customer: I check it every time I drive it. yes I hear the noise you speak of.
JA: What is the model/year of your Mazda?
Customer: 1985 Dsl , Rx7
JA: Are you fixing your RX-7 yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: No Im having a mech fix , but I have to chase down the parts for him,I bought the car new so I know its history,am just trying to get it ready to sell and it has been sitting for about 15 years,but have currently been driving it for about 6 months.
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: No I dont think of anything, Thanks
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Mazda
Expert:  peterpete190 replied 2 months ago.

Hi my name is ***** ***** I will be happy to assist with this today.In some cases I may need more info to assist better.I apologize for any delay.

This can be due to an issue with the power steering pump itself in some cases.I have seen the pump fail and push back pressure or fluid causing the fluid to bubble over as well as the whine noise.I would have the pump pressure line checked for any obstructions and see if it has fluid going to the power steering gear.In some cases this may be the gear itself at fault but with what you have described this sounds more like a possible fault with the power steering pump itself needing replaced.

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Thanks Pete