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Moan noise in steering column

This is noticeable when parking in tight spots, or if stop in middle of turn is when it is the loudest. Guy from some oil change place, told me power steering is going to have problems, need to get that fixed, so off to dealer just need to make appointment.

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Whomever wrote the solution of "just noisy" is an idiot. Such a noise wlll most likely indicate a problem with the power steering pump, fluid level, belt or rack system. It surely is not noisy just because it hase the 3.6 L engine. This is a Cadilac based engine and is very smooth, quiet and powerful.

Check the power steering fluid level first. Then go from there.

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All the 3.6 liter engine,outlook, aura, vue anything with a 3.6 liter engine has noisy steering,there is no fix,,,just noisy

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