Q: When I first start my car in the morning it has a squealing sound till its warmed up.

asked by on September 22, 2016

While still in park with the engine running the squealing sound seems to fade in an out when I turn the steering wheel 1/4 turn to the right. Is it possibly the power steering pump needs replaced?

My car has 243 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Hey there. The power steering pump is a possibility. Also the serpentine belt and/or tensioner can be bad. Prior to starting it, spray the belt with water or very lightly with something like WD-40. If it doesn’t squeal, then try replacing the belt. Replace the tensioner also if the spring feels weak. If you would rather have this diagnosed by an expert first, a qualified professional from YourMechanic can come to your car’s location to inspect the squealing sound and guide you through correct repairs.

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