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1997 Honda civic, fan belt?

It makes a grinding noise when the cars on and i turn the wheel while not moving or moving slow. I think its the extra force for power steering putting strain on my fan belt. Is this a likely cause? Also, how easy would it be for me (unexperienced) to replace it myself? thanks

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Very low power steering fluid or leaking return line from power steering rack

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It sounds like your power steering pump, not the belt. Have u checked the fluid level? If it's low it can make a 'growling' type noise. Any leaks under the car from power steering? U can check by putting a big piece of cardboard under the car at night, check where any leaks show up on it the next morning.
ålso check the belt for fraying or cracks (if u find any, replace it), also the belt tension, if it's loose, the belt may squeal (not what u describe),

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Have a goodday RON

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