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Old 01-17-2013, 04:07 AM
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Strangest Noise

Hi all - Back in the ole' diagnostic guessing game this morning.

Last night, while driving through Boston, I starting hearing a "bbrrrrrrrr" noise that sounded pretty consistent with having a flat tire. Immediately pulled over, got my flashlight, checked the tires, and the wheel wells to make sure something hadn't gotten caught.... Nothing. So.... Drove it to the dealer (yes, shaking my head too).

Here is what I can say about the noise - it does seem to have correlation with RPM. It was MARKEDLY worse when I turned... and worst of all, turning at low speed. Those factors alone would leave me to believe maybe a power steering pump?

In searching and reading the other stories of PSP failures, I never saw a story of one failing like that, so I'm definitely holding my breath this morning.

You guys have an ideas?
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