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Squeaking belt have a mercury sable 1996. It has a squeeky something. Change belt twice. Tension pulley has been changed. Taken it to the shop 3 time now and it still squeals. After putting new belt on it stopped squealing for the rest of the day, but the next day it started again.

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Not sure but sounds like a weak pulley or wrong belt did ya try checking the tension on the belt your self to see if it is enough??....shops are not alway right...

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Sounds like you need a power steering pump

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Belts stretch from new. Try to tighten them again. Hopefully the are not glazed or this may stay with you.

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Try removing the belt and turning each pulley by hand. If everything is smooth and free, with the belt still off, drive down the block once and see if the noise is there (this will eliminate all rotating accessories on the front). If you hear the noise, then there is a problem deeper inside. Oil pressure is good? Dont' forget when doing this, you will have no power steering, so be careful.

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New belts tend to stretch after a week or two.Simply retighten the belt now that it has settled in & it will be fine.Was it the alternator belt?That is the most common one to sqeal after replacement.Hope this helps you.

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Squeal belts usually mean not enough tension. I have had problem with persistance squeling in the past, the problem turn out to be cheap aftermarket belt that keep stretching and wouldn't maintain proper tension, putting brake fluid or any kind of oily liquid on your belt will make it worst not better.

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