Why does car whine when accelerating or idling?

Asked by Nov 17, 2016 at 12:44 PM about the 2006 Ford Taurus SE

Question type: General

While driving on acceleration or idling my car whines.  When I am in a turn my car jerks. Why does it do this?

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I'd look at the power steering fluid reservoir. Be sure there is enough of the CORRECT fluid. If low, top off with correct p/s fluid and see if noise goes away after a few turns. If not, the pump may be the culprit. Replacing is not horribly expensive, a good MB shop should be able to do it easily.

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Thank you so much. That was very helpful and I didn't even think of that.


Check for loose belt and low power steering fluid. When u top it off, rotate wheels all the way to each side for a few times to get rid of any air pockets in the steering system

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