Question about 2004 Hyundai Elantra
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
All you need is a minor adjustment. I had the same problem and brought it back to the mechanic. They made a minor adjustment and it was fixed. No problem.
Posted on Jun 17, 2009
Melodielegg, I would sugest you let the car run a few more miles, typically belts take (1000-5000miles) to break in. If you are still experiencing squeeling i would suggest tightening the belt up more. -Please post again with what you decide to do. -Thank you
Posted on Nov 11, 2008
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