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WHINING ENGINE ON A 99 AND SCREECHING WHEN TURNING

1999 Oldsmobile Aurora • V8 2WD Automatic • 164,000 miles

Hi, I have a 99 Oldsmobile aurora. 166,000 miles.I'm trying to fix all the problems for the wife before I deploy in June.I got a buddy helping me with the brakes but here's my two issues.
#1. There's is a kind of a screeching or squeaking sound only when I make a left turn. Not always though, if I turn slightly or really turn it's there but I can find the spot with no noise and can turn depending where I move the wheel.
#2. The car whines a lot, when driving, or not.I can turn the wheel and it stops for a moment but whether I excel or just sit there it whines.
. All fluids are good. Besides the brakes I'm also doing serpentine belt.A few suggestions for the noise were; The ac compressor or the power steering pump. Someone even said maybe a trans flush, but it shifts with no problems. Any help is appreciated.I would donate If I can find the answer.
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Blue0079
May 30, 2011.



Suspect power steering pump. Can hear whine coming from pump? With hood open have helper turn wheel see if can ID noise. Like you trns not likely

Docfixit
May 30, 2011.
Appreciate the quick response. So it looks like psr steering pump is the problem. Do you think all those noises(prob.#1)stem from that?

Tiny
Blue0079
May 30, 2011.
Appreciate the quick response. Do you think the noises in prob 1 could also be from bad pwr steering pump?
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Tiny
Blue0079
May 30, 2011.
Very likely belt could be slipping while tuening. Possible weak belt tensioner

Docfixit
May 30, 2011.
Thank you! I'll replace belt and pump, and let u know if that was it, along with my donation. Much appreciated.(Sorry for the double post)

Tiny
Blue0079
May 30, 2011.
Hope this helps make sure wife knows about so when you deploy she can come here for car advise.
God Bless and protect

Docfixit
May 30, 2011.

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