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    Default 2009 Escalade, Noise when turning at low speeds *Video inside*

    Hey all,

    I've been inactive for about 2 years now since I converted over to Ford. I'm back to ask for some help on my family's truck, an 09 Escalade. The truck used to be my dad's DD, until he decided he wanted a pickup again and brought the 'Lade to their vacation home in California where it sits for long periods of time. In the past few months this noise has gotten worse. The truck has 37,000 miles on it and is running original brakes and tires.

    When I turn sharp-ish at low speeds this noise happens intermittently. Any ideas?



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    How worn are the tires? Do you feel anything through the steering wheel?
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    Hard to know for sure, but it sounds like a power steering pump to me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vncj96 View Post
    How worn are the tires? Do you feel anything through the steering wheel?
    Tires have 37,000 miles on them. Nothing awry in the steering feel, though it has a pretty gnarly highway shimmy above 65.

    Quote Originally Posted by RayVoy View Post
    Hard to know for sure, but it sounds like a power steering pump to me.
    That's what I was thinking. The truck sits for long periods of time, and the garage gets very hot in the summer so there's a good chance that the belts dry up.


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    Quote Originally Posted by 09Z71 View Post
    That's what I was thinking. The truck sits for long periods of time, and the garage gets very hot in the summer so there's a good chance that the belts dry up.
    It could be a little belt slippage, or the pump it'self. Changing the power steering fluid might help. I'd try a new belt first
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