Question about 2002 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS
You cannot really adjust the belt tension as the belt tension pulley is actually controlled by a spring and keeps a constant even pressure on the belt. They used to be a manual adjustment but that is no longer the case, it's all "automatic" as they say now. You can only replace the belt if it's worn. T o move the tensioner you will need a low profile socket setup (small rachet head) and maybe a long pipe to get some holding pressure and then it can be moved. This tensioner has a left handed thread setup (opposite most regular bolts). Don't force it to move or the nut may loosen up!
The noise you hear most likely is the power steering pump going bad and eventually may need to be replaced. Make sure that the power steering pump reservoir is full of fluid as it will make noises if it is too low also.
Posted on Apr 04, 2015
Their is now way to adjust the pulley it runs on a bearing if the pulley is wobbleing you need to replace the bearing or get a new pump .
If you are talking about the belt then their is a belt tenisiner that is a ware part and needs to be replaced from time to time not that expensive .
If you are talking about steering wheel play side to side there is an adjustment on the top of the steering box that can be tightened to reduce the play .However the problem may be with worn front end parts
Posted on Apr 03, 2015
Testimonial: "I did mean the belt tension pulley. I have a whining noise in my steering when the motor gets hot. I was thinking it was the belt that needed to be tightened because every now and then the belt squeals."
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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