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Ok so i have a 2007 sedan 3.5 v6 with 90k and it has been a fairly dependable car thus far with a few minor problems over the last four years.

the problem im currently encountering is what seems to be a power steering wining noise. Even with relatively decent weather it seems to be making this noise when turning or reversing. I expected it was the power steering just needing a flush so i had the power steering pump flushed and leak checked. replaced power steering fluid. This was about two months ago...during the summer. Now im having the same issues again, reservoir is still full so i threw some leak stop in. Still having the issue...constantly.

on top of that im also noticing a serious horsepower loss. I do like to drive fast at certain times and so every now and then i will floor it... It used to be that i would get the split second lag from the electric throttle and then the engine would kick and i would scream through the first two gears, at that point losing a little horsepower in third gear but nothing too bad.

Now im having a serious lag between the time i mash the pedal and when the gear actually kicks. to top that even when the gear does kick im getting a very serious lag in acceleration...it just seems so sluggish and to be frank...slow.

im hoping this isn't all building up to a bad head gasket but thats what it seems to be leading to...any ideas on how to stop the noise from the power steering pump...if thats what it even is...and also any recommendations on how to recover my lost acceleration between the accelerator and the transmission responding?
 

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Check your air filter for the lagged response? And mine has always whined when i turn it sharp, a few buddies of mine also have 6's and theres does the same thing.
 

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I have an 2007 g6 gtp model, this has been a good car with no problems except with cold starts. My engine or heat riser valve wine for a few seconds. As temperature get colder the wining last a little longer. Has anyone encountered this problem?
 

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I had this problem in my old nissan and it was actually a bad belt.

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thanks for all the response...i think i might check the cat cuz i know every now and then i also get the check gas cap message that requires me to pull over and pop my gas cap and all this pressure releases also ill run through gas quickly, and im already only getting about 16.5 on the highway
 

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thanks for all the response...i think i might check the cat cuz i know every now and then i also get the check gas cap message that requires me to pull over and pop my gas cap and all this pressure releases also ill run through gas quickly, and im already only getting about 16.5 on the highway
Sounds like you have more than one problem. The check gas cap message means the sealed fuel system is failing the large fuel vapor leak test. But that has no effect whatsoever on your engine performance. It usually means you are venting some fuel fumes but not necessarily enough to even detect by smell. The reason you experience a pressure release on removing the gas cap is because the system is pressurized up to perform the test. It has to be able to maintain pressure for x period of time & yours is failing occasionally. A new cap might correct that issue but it could be a leak anywhere in that system. A smoke test is the best way to locate a leak. Since your issue is so intermittent, you could just ignore it for now & see if it gets worse & pops a code.

A cat can get pretty clogged up without popping a code & it will definitely cause acceleration issues.

Checked it for codes lately?
 

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Sounds like you have more than one problem. The check gas cap message means the sealed fuel system is failing the large fuel vapor leak test. But that has no effect whatsoever on your engine performance. It usually means you are venting some fuel fumes but not necessarily enough to even detect by smell. The reason you experience a pressure release on removing the gas cap is because the system is pressurized up to perform the test. It has to be able to maintain pressure for x period of time & yours is failing occasionally. A new cap might correct that issue but it could be a leak anywhere in that system. A smoke test is the best way to locate a leak. Since your issue is so intermittent, you could just ignore it for now & see if it gets worse & pops a code.

A cat can get pretty clogged up without popping a code & it will definitely cause acceleration issues.

Checked it for codes lately?
not as of recently when i experienced this problem the first time a few years back i had the codes run and they said the flashing check engine light i would get shortly after start up when the temp gauge was still trying to get to 215 was result of a cylinder 3 miss fire, the shop guy said it was caused by an ignition coil? all of this made no sense to me
 
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