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Screeching noise coming from belt area. just replaced powere steering pump & belt & this started.

Did not start until I replaced the Power Steering Pump & Belt

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The screeching is the belt slipping, two possibilities, either the belt is not tight enough, or you have fitted a faulty pump which is putting to much resistance on the belt? If it carries on screeching for any length of time it will break. Check your alternator belt tension, if you had to remove and refit that? Quick check for alternator belt is, switch on headlights, does the screech get louder? Don't over tighten the belts, this puts stress on bearings!

Posted on Dec 28, 2013

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SOURCE: replacing power steering pump

you release the tensioner pulley with a ratchet to remove the belt.

Posted on Aug 08, 2009

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SOURCE: whining or grinding noise/screech when we turn the wheel

Dear Screech And Whine......What you have described is definitely a power steering concern. And yes the fluid is low.....thanks for the accurate problem description!! You are correct on the filling the fluid part also......but keep in mind that if your power steering fluid is lo that you might very well also have a ps leak too.You can do a visual check and trace all of your ps lines to make sure that no fluid is escaping anywhere.....You ae more tha welcome to get back to me if you have any further questions...HOPE I COULD HELP!!!

Posted on Nov 17, 2009

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SOURCE: 2000 Dodge Stratus - loud grinding squeal noise

if you have climate control the a/c comp. comes on
intermitently if the clutch is going bad thats a suspect also the idler pully bearing could be tired
or the ps pump could be binding.
one way to narrow the field is the next you shut it off
after driving a short time see if any of the is noticably
hotter than the others thats a place to start.
hope this helps good luck

Posted on Jan 15, 2010

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SOURCE: wanna replace power steering pump on my 2008 dodge

It's spring activated. Look for a pulley at the end of a lever. That's the tensioner pulley. Put a wrench/socket on it and move it away from the belt. Use caution, as I stated, it's spring loaded/activated. That's how it keeps constant pressure on the serpentine belt. Check under the hood for a routing diagram for re-installation. Or draw a quick sketch.

Hope this helped. I wasn't more precise, as I don't know which engine/options you have in it.

Posted on Mar 06, 2010

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SOURCE: power steering is hard to turn at times, fluid is

does it make noise when turning ? when installing new power steering pump with both front tires in air on jack stands or jacks start and fully steer right fully steer left repeat a couple times and shut off now pump is bled place on ground and test....by turning take a drive....

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