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post #1 of 7 Old 05-05-2019, 10:59 PM Thread Starter
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High-pitched noise when using nose lift (during uptake)

Owner of a 2016 570S coupe w/ roughly 7,000 miles now.

I have noticed a high-pitched noise coming from front lift system when raising the car. Only occurs when car is going up, nothing when car lowers.

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I actually have that high-pitched noise constantly. When the car is idling and when driving at low speeds, whether i’m using the lift or not. I’d describe it as the whining/whirring sound you hear when you operate hydraulic machinery. Is that what you are hearing as well?
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I actually have that high-pitched noise constantly. When the car is idling and when driving at low speeds, whether im using the lift or not. Id describe it as the whining/whirring sound you hear when you operate hydraulic machinery. Is that what you are hearing as well?
That is the electro-hydraulic steering pump (or whatever fancy name it has) and it is super annoying but a fact of life in McLarens.
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That is the electro-hydraulic steering pump (or whatever fancy name it has) and it is super annoying but a fact of life in McLarens.
thanks. i figured it was something like that.

as for the OP's problem, i don't know if this is helpful. i can hear the lift going up on my car (it's very faint though), but it sounds very much like the operation of a lifting device. it's very different from the pronounced constant whining/almost buzzing sound from the steering pump.
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The "electro-hydronic steering pump" noise (quote from above) is driving me crazy - how that is acceptable is somewhat beyond me. All models seem to have this. Once focused on hearing it - hard to deal with. Hoping they can fix in the future. unfortunate.
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My 570S has occasionally makes the same squeal noise during lifting. It's not normal, and the dealer has never heard it on mine. But they said it could be caused by moisture or the lifting mechanism is dried up in the shocks, but need to hear it to verify.

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It’s normal for it to whine as the pumps rotate. But to extend life, do not leave the front lift up when parking the car. This will cause it to fade and will eventually need replacing.
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