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Whining under hood while driving

I am in Toronto, ON Canada, and it's currently -15 celcius outside. My 2003 Ford F150 pick up has started whining while idling and driving. At first, it sounded like the power steering when fluid levels are low. I check levels, and they were at minimum amounts, so I topped up the fluid. The truck doesn't whine when idling any longer, however it still is while driving. Could it be the pulleys that may be cold? Does power steering fluid thicken in extremely cold temperatures? Please advise. Thanks!

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I would check the tensioner.... mine whined and i didn't know what it was till the plastic pully siezed and burnt right off


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