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2005 Buick Rendevous cxl 166k miles. Whining noise when

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2005 Buick Rendevous cxl 166k miles. Whining noise when turning steering wheel most prevalent when engine cold. New pump and serpentine belt installed. What's next?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Buick
Expert:  Roy Belding replied 1 year ago.

good evening my name is ***** ***** I will assist

was this the same before you replaced the pump??? did you flush the system of all fluid??? are there air bubbles in the pump while turning???


Customer: replied 1 year ago.
but noise different before pump replacement. After Mkt pump, new fluid, done by local repair shop, but not GM DLR
Expert:  Roy Belding replied 1 year ago.

ok, lots of problems with aftermarket pumps. I would return to the shop and have them check the steering rack as well to be sure that the rack is not causing the pump to push max pressure all the time. I would also request a factory pump.

even if they did not bleed the pump. turning lock to lock several times will bleed the system. if that does not work, then the rack needs to be checked and the pump upgraded.


Expert:  Roy Belding replied 1 year ago.

how are you making out