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How to determine weather it is the power steering pump, or hose?

My car makes a really loud sound, I'm pretty sure it's coming from the power steering, I just want to make sure I get the right one. Not sure yet weather it's leaking out of the hose or pump. I don't want to change one and then it be the other??

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Power steering will make a buzz nosie and it will get worse when the steering wheel is turned. It usually is just low n power steering fluid. Check that first. The other is a belt squeal noise, worse when turning, which usually just requires tightening unless it's self tensioning syste. Or replace the belt. Need a better description of the nosie and results of fluid level check. Report back on findings.
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