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My car has a howl when its iddeling and it sounded like the powersteering pump so we replaced that but its still howling, what could it be now that it was replaced?

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    Jack Handy May 11, 2010

    Are you sure the howling sound is not coming from the throttle body?



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You might have a bad front bearing in the alternator. Or a bad water pump. I would take of the 1 belt at a time and start the car to see if the noise is still there.

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