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LOUD WINDING SQUEALING NOISE WHEN TURNING MORE THAN ONE TURN

EITHER WAY I TURN IT, IF ITS MORE THAN 1 TURN IT WINDS AND SQUEALS. tHIS IS ON A 98 VW Jetta GL. Some people has told me its my power steering pump, racks for the axle, and axles. Please help me???

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  • boble94 Jul 02, 2009

    if it is the power steering belt, where would it be located at?
    Thanks.

  • boble94 Jul 02, 2009

    if it is the power steering belt, where would it be located at?
    Thanks.

  • boble94 Jul 02, 2009

    and, my p/s fluid is full. its right on the line.

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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

Posted on Jul 02, 2009

  • clubsoda2 Feb 15, 2011

    i recently had this problem with my 98 and it turned out it was the Timing Belt Tensioner Pulley. another common porblem with 90's jetta's. the pully after so many years needs to be relpaced it needed to be greased. easy fix search youtube for Timing Belt Tensioner Pulley and there are so videos on the sound to help. I searched jetta forums and replaced it myself.

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