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In the morning, when i start the car, and turn the wheel to exit my parking space, i hear a noise which sounds like the power steering may have a problem. a high pitched whine... i also looked at my power steering fluid and it is frothy like a milkshake. do i need a power steering pump or could there be another problem. once i drive the car, the noise is not as loud as it is in the morning??? the car seems to be okay to steer, not hard to steer. what could it be???

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The drive belt is loose and needs tightening/replacing.

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More than likely it's the A/C compressor clutch is going bad. Cut the old serpentine belt off and install a shorter belt to bypass the A/C compressor for now.

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Depending on who, and how they checked the pump, it could be your pump is getting ready to cost you some hard earned cash. For a car of it's age...you may wan tto try and see if you can pick up a bone yard refuse just to check tings out...then agai you ru the risk of wasting time and money that way too.

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Does it make the growling noise when the fluid is at the correct level? If it does, the noise is a warning that your power steering pump needs to be replaced.

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Make sure that u get all the air out by turning the steering wheel from left to right.. And most important make sure the power steering fluid is for GM product.
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You'll need to add some fluid and see where it leaks out. Its common for hoses to leak/blow.

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