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MY 2001 Elantra was making a horrible screeching noise whenever i turned the car on and whenever i turned the steering wheel. i thought it was the power steering pump so i replaced the pump but i didnt change the fluid. now the steering wheel is harder to turn and it sill squeaks loud when i turn it on.

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The screeching at start up is most likely alternator drive belt the difference in feel of steering could be coming from air in system causing pump cavitation you might also try a product i have found to work well does not void any warranty and will not harm the vehicle lucas oil products makes a power steering additive really works well on rack and pinion systems as this is what you have in your car may want to try i know around here most automotive places carry it

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You can purchase belt dressing, but it sounds like the belt is loose. I would check the fluid level in the power steering pump, it may have a leak. Hope this helps Tim

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Hi, it sounds more like you have a improperly tensioned drive belt. If you didn't get all the trapped air out of the power steering system this maybe the cause of your stiffer steering problem now. Try loosening the P/S belt all the way and starting the car if you still hear the noise you know its in one of the other drive belts. good luck

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