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Re: how to tighten power steering belt on 1990 vw jetta
You have to get to it from under the car. Remove the plastic cover piece. There are 5 bolts that need to be loosed to tighten the belt. The bolt at the top of the bracket, the two pivot bolts going into the pump, 1 bolt that is up in the rear bracket of the pump, (bracket bolts to the block) and the bolt that holds the tensioning adjusting bolt on the front of the pump bracket. Turning the long bolt adjusts the position of the pump. All bolts should be 13mm head bolts. The "hidden" bolt on the back bracket xan be reached by using a deep well 13mm socket and a 3 inch extension. The others with a wrench or socket.
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Generally all power steering systems are pulley driven.So they are mostly located near your serpentine belt.The resevoir may be located right w/it or may have a line that locates it away from the engine-usually near the battery on VWs.Hope this helps.
power steering pump... with a lil luck it may just need tightened( belt anyways) but with even more luck it could just need some fluid. sure thing it seems to be power steering.weather its bad or not depends on it the belt is tight and if its full on fluid. let me know ,sammy
It sounds like the alternator belt or the alternator is going bad. The squealing sound was probably the alternator belt. the alternator belt might need to get tightened or replaced or you may need a new alternator. The alternator keeps the battery charged. When the alternator goes bad the battery can not be recharged. You also should keep the power steering fluid up to par or the power steering will go bad on you.