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Whining noise on start up. also seems to whine when I turn…

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Whining noise on start...

Whining noise on start up. also seems to whine when I turn the wheel. 2012 maxima

Mechanic's Assistant: Do you have power steering? Have you checked the power steering fluid?

Fluid levels are adequate

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Maxima yourself? What have you tried so far?

Only checked the power steering flood so far. would be having someone else fix as I'm not a mechanic

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

About 56200 miles on car. I purchased it used at 17500 miles in 2015. I use mid grade gas all the time. oil changes are upto date

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Nissan Mechanic: Ron, ASE Certified Technician replied 8 months ago
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Nissan Mechanic: Ron, ASE Certified Technician replied 8 months ago

If you are hearing the noise when turning the steering wheel then in most cases this noise id coming from the power power steering pump . If you are sure the fluid level is okay then before you consider replacing the pump I would suggest you start with having the power steering system flushed and some new fluid added. Doing so gives you a good chance that this will solve the noise.

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Nissan Mechanic: Ron, ASE Certified Technician replied 8 months ago

Just checking in to see if your still needing help with this , if so please post back and we can work from there if need be. If not then please take a moment to rate my service so I can get credit for my time, the question remains open for follow up even after doing so, all you need to do is return to this question if need be.

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