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Squeaking when turning the steering wheel

In the mornings when I first start my 2004 Spectra, there is a squeaking when I turn my steering wheel as I back out of my garage and then as I turn the wheel to the opposite side when I start out of my driveway. It sounds like an old belt but am not sure. Does anyone have any advice? Is it easily fixable by an amateur shade-tree mechanic type guy?

Thanks,
Tim

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  • allan1g Jan 19, 2009

    I have a 2004 KIA Spectre and have all the belts changed within the last three months. About a Month ago the power steering unit started squealling when truning now it is getting worse. I started the car this morning and is was doing it without even turning the wheel. Does anyone have a solution?

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Hi check your power steering belts not slipping when its as when the your driving your kia and it is hardly moving and you turn the steering it put more strain on the belt as it warms up it may not be as noticeable the noise is coming from the front of the car and not the steering wheel itself i presume if its coming from the steering wheel that totally differnt just let me know yates210456

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