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acura making a whining noise when I start the car. When turning

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making a whining noise when I start the car. When turning left or right is is making a grinding sound. Usually once the car is warmed up, the sound is not as loud. This is an
Acura TL 2006. I have oil changed every 5000 miles using Synthetic oil.
Could this be the power steering fluid or the power steering belt? If it is the belt how much would that cost to replace and should I go to the dealer to have this done? I do not usually bring my car back to the dealer due to the higher expense but should I have them check the car for any other issues?
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Acura
Expert:  thebesthonda replied 6 years ago.

thebesthonda :

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thebesthonda :

This is normally a bad o ring on the distributor...hang on and I will gather some info..

thebesthonda :

Sorry...I mean the "power steering pump" not the distributor......

thebesthonda :

CLICK HERE for some information on this repair.

Customer :

How much would this cost to fix and do I need to go directly back to the Acura dealer to have it repaired?

thebesthonda :

Any shop can repair this in around 30 minutes maximum. The o ring costs less than $1.

Customer :

ok thank you

thebesthonda :

Anytime.

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