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Hi I just replace my water pump and the power steering belt. After I put it all back together and took it out for a drive I can hear a squealing sound. So you hear the sound when u are parked and trying to turn the wheel or when u are driving it cold and trying to turn but when it have warmed up u only hear it when it's parked. Any ideas besides it's the wrongs power steering belt?

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  • David Bellis Nov 28, 2013

    two things come to mind in this situation, old rubber in grooves on pulleys or belt just not tight enough. there is a possibility that the quality of belt is low upgrade to kevlar infused belt.to kleen grooves I (as an experienced mechanic) use a long screw driverto kleen grooves with car running.

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Check the belt tension with a belt tension gauge and make sure it is to specs. Inexpensive gauge called a "Cricket" is available from NAPA

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You could have some oil or anti-freeze still on your pullies or one of them could be starting to seize up.

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Sounds like the belt needs replacement, or at least check the belt tension. Check your power steering fluid level and condition. Most power steering systems specify ATF fluid, so it should be red not black, brown, or milky. If it is black, the power steering has overheated for some reason. If its milky, it is contaminated by water. In either case, the fluid should be replaced.

Bad alignment or worn steering gear can cause the pump to have to work overtime. Have your alignment and front end checked. If these are fine, the pump or steering rack may have failed.

The clicking noise is likely a CV joint. Stick your head under the front of the car (properly chock the rear wheels first of course) and look for the rubber bellows looking things that go to the center of the front wheels. If there is any grease leaking from the CV boots near the wheel or the transmission, that is where your clicking noise is coming from.

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Hi Norman,

Sounds like the adjustment may not be correct on the power steering belt, with the tension not being enough, after you replaced the belt ?

Try giving it a little more tension, and go from there.

Hope I have been of help.

Good Luck !

John.

Posted on Jan 15, 2009

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The belt is almost assuredly to tight and needs to be loosened just a hair. It is hard sometimes to get the tension just right. Try looseneing it a bit and hopefully that will help. I have had the same problem in the past.

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