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    Power steering dying?

    2012 mazda5
    Owned since new (06/2011)
    98,000 miles
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    This happened about two months ago. Happened again today. In parking lot, put in reverse, wheel turned, and loud groaning noise. It is a weird loud noise. Almost sounds like something rubbing. It’s really loud and sounds like it is Coming from steering wheel - at least that’s where I hear it from . While noise happening, wheel turns fine, no increased stiffness in wheel . Put car in drive, turn, pull forward no noise


    So far happened 2 times. Both times parking lot, full steering wheel lock.

    Steering fluid is clear, changed at 77k miles
    No leaks


    Any ideas what this weird loud groaning type noise could be ?
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    Groaning or squealing? I've been having intermittent power steering noise, too.
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    It’s not a belt squeal

    It’s a type of weird noise that I have never heard from cars

    Almost sounds like creak/groan from bulkhead/steering rack, that needs lube on steering shaft

    It’s not the electric pump.... making the noise, rather just the physical steering

    It’s so intermittent (twice in 7 years)

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    Check the Plastic fender liners for signs of rubbing. Mine shifted on its one passenger side front and made weird intermittent noises for months before I figured it out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Donewood View Post
    Check the Plastic fender liners for signs of rubbing. Mine shifted on its one passenger side front and made weird intermittent noises for months before I figured it out.
    Thank you
    Will do that

    It just sounds loud and almost like in steering column shaft or something

    Too intermittent still

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