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Why does the power steering pump drive belt squeel under load when its cold on 2004 hyundai elantra.

When starting up in say 30F and below weather, the power steering pump squeels when under load - like when turning the steering wheel. The sound usually goes away after a few minutes of operation of the car.

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This sounds like the belt is worn and needs replacing.when its damp and cold if the belt is worn it will slip easier under this condition than in warmer weather.also the belt tension may not be proper.if this has a belt adjuster that you can adjust then the tension may need to be tightened.if it has an automatic belt tensioner(one that adjust tension all the time)like a serpintine belt then the tensioner may need to be replaced as the spring that crates the tension do get weak over time.

Posted on Feb 08, 2012

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SOURCE: serpentine belt squeeling

To replace the sepentine belt: Get a 9/16 socket with a extension. Look under the car and look for the oil filter. Next to the oil filter you will see a bolt. Use the sock and losen the bolt. This will losen the tensioner. You will notice the bolt coming out, push the bolt up and the tensioner will allow you to remove the belt.

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SOURCE: How to replace 2004 Hyundai Elantra starter

First, disconnect the battery. Then the only part that needs to be removed to access the starter is the rubber air plenum boot between the throttle body and the air filter housing. This allows enough room to get an arm in there to access the 14mm bolts that attach the starter to the transmission. After removing the bolts, the starter can be removed from underneath the car. lower it down as much as possible, and unbolt the power cable. You may have to twist and turn it a bit to get around the support between the engine block and intake manifold, but it will come out.

Posted on Feb 07, 2010

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SOURCE: power steering

All I had the same symptoms above, i.e. changed timing belt went ahead and had new water pump and accessory belts replaced. Noticed slight squeal after picking car-up, this became progressively worse as the colder months set in. But after the car warmed up not much of a big deal. Or I out of the blindness of my heart because I was torturing people in the parking deck with the ear blowing squeal I set my mind to fixing the problem, willing to spend any amount on parts ect.

After readjusting the power steering belt to no avail I noticed something strange about the adjustment bolt on the alternator bracket. I could see that it was not screwed in as far as it once was based on markings on the bolt. Note the power steering runs of this pulley. I loosened the bolt on the alternator turned the bolt in to its original position, tightened everything up alternator & power steering and guess what, all is like new. Note: All belts were tight before it appears that this bolt slightly change the angle of the angle of the pulley or it may add some additional pressure.

Posted on Feb 14, 2010

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SOURCE: I have a 2001 Sonata. I have a squeeling pulley.

It sounds like you have a worn or streched belt making the sqeeling noise. Whenever you turn on a
device in the car that draws a fair amount of voltage
ie. a/c or headlights it will cause increased drag on
the alternator and if you have a loose/worn or glazed
belt, it can slip around the pully making the squeel.
To adjust the alt-a/c belt loosen the mounting bolts
on the tensioner, then use the adjuster bolt behind
the tensioner pully to loosen and tighten the belt.
Be sure to check the belt for cracks bald spots etc.
While the belt is loose spin the pullys to make sure
they all spin freely. Also I would replace the belt just
to be sure. Hope this helps

Posted on Jul 05, 2010

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Have the tires and wheels checked.

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All I had the same symptoms above, i.e. changed timing belt went ahead and had new water pump and accessory belts replaced. Noticed slight squeal after picking car-up, this became progressively worse as the colder months set in. But after the car warmed up not much of a big deal. Or I out of the blindness of my heart because I was torturing people in the parking deck with the ear blowing squeal I set my mind to fixing the problem, willing to spend any amount on parts ect.

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