I just bought a used 98 dodge caravan se and they just put a new pump on it and a new surpinine belt and when i turn the wheel to either side like to make a turn and when i statr it it squells loud what is that for and how do i fix it thank you for your time donna
You didn't say what type of pump was replaced, water, power steering, or ???
If it was the power steering pump you may be low on fluid or the belt is not tight enough. If it was the water pump it still may be the power steering belt was not tighten enough.
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How old are the good tires? These speeds usually mean belt or balance problem with tires...If new tires, they need to be re-checked for balance...and not out of round...also check for bent wheel...due to chuckhole? Sometimes a bent steel wheel can be hammered straight...hope this helps.
Does the squealing noise only happen when you accelerate? It may be the serpentine belt. If you look at the belt on the inside where the grooves are and the belt is all cracked up, then I'd start with the belt.
Looking at the engine from front (right side of the Van): Stating at the Top, Going Left to Right and Clockwise:
Over the Alternator
To under the Idle Pulley,
To Over the AC Compressor.
To the Left Side of the Water Pump.
To the Right side and Under the Crankshaft Pulley
To the Right side and Over and Down the Tensioner
To Under the Power Steering Pump
And Back up-to the Left side of the Alternator.
Advise when puting it on:
Put the Belt around everything else accept for the Alternator. After it is around all the rest of the Pulleys - Pull the belt up - tight from the Power steering Pump and the Idle Pulley to form a loop, holding the Belt close to the Altenator Pulley.
Using the 15mm wrench or belt tensioner bar - rotate the Tensioner Pulley towards the front of the Van and then place the belt over the Alternator.
Let me know if this helped or if you have additional information or questions. Feel free to contact me at FixYa.com!
You have to go through the wheel well on the pass side of van. Remove tire. Pull off the inner fender splash panel. Put wrench on right side lug of tensioner lift up(counterclockwise on V6). remove belt. Only one bolt holding the tensioner on the engine. New tensioner is $80. If just making noise , just replace the pulley around $20. Use a Dayco or Gates belt. Goodyear gatorbacks make noise
Not always. You should check your belt tensioner though to ensure the bearings arent going out or the tensioner isn't bad. Let me know what you find. firstname.lastname@example.org and I will help out more if needed.