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My 2005 buick rendezous makes a whinning noise when turning the steering wheel

When turning the steering wheel you can hear a very loud annoying whinning....depending on the outside temp it will be better or worse

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CHECK THE POWER STEERING FLUID.iF THE FLUID IS NOT LOW CHECK THE BELT. IF IT IS TIGHT THEN THE OWER SREERING PUMP IS FAILING

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SOURCE: High pitched whinning sound at cold start, but lessens after driving and outside air temp increases.

I would check the idler pulleys on the belt first. Then maybe the alternator. If your battery is getting a little weak it could be working the alternator hard when you first start it up. I don't know how loud it is though. The alternator wouldn't be real noticeable but some people would hear it.

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