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Bad noise once starting

When I start my car specially first time in the morning and turning the steering wheel, it makes bad noise. I am suspeciouse to the steering belt and pump. how can i figure it out?

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Believe it or not, the problem may be your power steering RESEVOIR! There is a screen in it that gets clogged and cannot return the fluid fast enough. Bet it didn't make as much noise or not at all in the warmer months did it?

Go to your dealership, ask for a power steering resevoir (should be about $28 - $35) get your 10mm wrench or socket out and get rid of that noise. I have replaced more than 15 of these for people and everyone has solved this annoying problem. Should have been a recall. (But that's crazy talk!)

Hope it helps!


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