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Belts my power steering belt is making a high pitched sound and im missing a bracket that looks like and adjustment. I think that the missing peice is whats causing the sound but i dont know what that peice i called ...any ideas?

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How to replace the power steering belt on a 4g13



ADJUSTMENT

Excessive belt tension will cause damage to the alternator and water pump pulley bearings, while, on the other hand, loose belt tension will produce slip and premature wear on the belt. Therefore, be sure to adjust the belt tension to the proper level.
To adjust the tension on a drive belt, loosen the adjusting bolt or fixing bolt locknut on the alternator, alternator bracket or tension pulley. Then move the alternator or turn the adjusting bolt to adjust belt tension. Once the desired value is reached, secure the bolt or locknut and recheck tension.


REMOVAL & INSTALLATION

1.5L, 1.6L, 1.8L, 2.0L and 2.4L Engines


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Fig. Accessory V-belt routing-Mitsubishi 1.5L, 1.6L, 1.8L, 2.0L and 2.4L engines
Alternator Belt


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Fig. Loosen the adjuster lock bolt . . .


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Fig. . . . then remove the alternator belt from the engine

  1. Loosen the alternator support nut.
  2. Loosen the adjuster lock bolt.
  3. Rotate the adjuster bolt counter clockwise to release the tension on the belt.
  4. Remove the belt.

To install:
  1. Install the belt on the pulleys.
  2. Rotate the adjuster bolt clockwise until the proper tension is reached.
  3. Tighten the adjuster lock bolt and the alternator support nut.

POWER STEERING BELT


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Fig. After the adjusting and fixed bolts are loosened, rotate the pump . . .


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Fig. . . . then remove the power steering belt from the engine

  1. Remove the alternator belt as described above.
  2. Loosen the power steering pump adjusting bolts.
  3. Remove the power steering pump fixed bolt on the rear of the bracket.
  4. Rotate the pump toward the engine and remove the belt.

To install:
  1. Install the belt on the pulleys.
  2. Rotate the pump until the proper tension is reached.
  3. Tighten the adjusting bolts on the pump.
  4. Tighten the fixed bolt on the rear of the bracket.
  5. Install the alternator belt.

A/C COMPRESSOR BELT
  1. Loosen the tension pulley and remove the belt.
  2. The installation is the reverse of the removal.

3.0L DOHC, 3.0L SOHC Galant, and 3.5L Engines


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Fig. Serpentine belt routing-Mitsubishi 3.0L engines (except 1998-00 Galant models)


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Fig. Accessory V-belt routing-Mitsubishi 3.5L and 1998-00 3.0L SOHC Galant engines
ALTERNATOR AND A/C COMPRESSOR

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.


CAUTION Wait at least 90 seconds after the negative battery cable is disconnected to prevent possible deployment of the air bag.
  1. Raise and safely support the vehicle and remove the front undercover.
  2. Loosen the tension pulley fixing nut and relieve the tension on the belt by turning the adjusting bolt.
  3. Remove the belt.

To install:
  1. Install the belt on the crankshaft and alternator pulleys.
  2. Using the adjusting bolt on the tensioner, tighten the belt to the desired tension.
  3. Tighten the fixing nut to hold the adjustment.
  4. Install the undercover and lower the vehicle to the floor.
  5. Connect the negative battery cable.

POWER STEERING BELT
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.


CAUTION Wait at least 90 seconds after the negative battery cable is disconnected to prevent possible deployment of the air bag.
  1. Raise and safely support the vehicle and remove the undercover.
  2. Remove the alternator and A/C compressor belt.
  3. Lower the vehicle and remove the cruise control pump link assembly.
  4. Place the power steering hose under the oil reservoir.
  5. Loosen the tension pulley fixing bolts and remove the power steering pump drive belt.

To install:
  1. Install the power steering pump drive belt.
  2. Insert an extension bar or equivalent into the opening at the end of the tension pulley bracket and pivot the pulley to apply tension to the belt.
  3. Tighten the fixing bolts.
  4. Raise the vehicle and install the alternator and A/C compressor belt.
  5. Install the undercover and lower the vehicle.
  6. Connect the negative battery cable.

3.0L SOHC Diamante
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Loosen the lockbolt on the face of the A/C tensioner pulley.
  3. Turn the adjusting bolt of the A/C tensioner pulley to loosen the tension of the A/C belt.
  4. Remove the A/C compressor belt.
  5. Loosen the locknut on the face of the power steering/alternator tensioner pulley.
  6. Turn the adjusting bolt of the tensioner pulley to loosen the tension of the belt.
  7. Remove the power steering/alternator belt.

To install:
  1. Install the power steering/alternator belt first and then the A/C compressor drive belt.
  2. Adjust the belts to the proper tension by turning the adjusting bolts and tighten pulley fixing nut/bolt.
  3. Tighten the mounting nut of the power steering/alternator tensioner pulley to 36 ft. lbs. (50 Nm).

Mar 21, 2013 | 1996 Mitsubishi Mirage

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The steering wheel makes a creaking sound everytime you turn it, could that be powere steering belt or something? It is full of ps fluid.


Check the belt to see if it's tight enough and check the power steering fluid reservoir to make sure it's full to the full mark. If neither of these are the problem the power steering pump is the problem.

Oct 31, 2010 | 2002 Chrysler Sebring

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Frequent high pitched squealing when turning


The drive belt that runs the power steering and maybe brake servo - is it loose and slipping, it has more force put on it when steering and braking so thats probably whats happening...
The belt is either worn out, or the adjuster has loosened or the belt is contaminated and needs washing,
Also you should clean up the pulleys when you replace or adjust the belt - you can clean with basic solvent (paraffin/alcohol etc) to remove oil and grease and give the best gripping surface for the drive belt. If the pulleys are particularly smooth and shiny you can haze them over with fine emery paper for extra "bite"

Jan 25, 2010 | 2002 Chevrolet Impala

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I have a high pitched noise which appears to be coming from front right engine compartment (as you are looking at the engine) which sounds kind of like a belt that is squealing. It is intermittent. Just...


Could be several things. WHICH ENGINE?.. 4 cylinder (has three belts, power steering/water pump, alternator & A/C compressor, one tensioner pully A/C compressor), The V6 2.7 (has only one belt, 1 Idler pully and 1 tensioner pully), the V6 3.5 has two belts - A/C/alternator, and power steering - there are two tensioner pullys). Noises can be caused by the belt(s) themselves, pullys, bearings, pully bearings, water pump shaft bearings (or belts/pullys rubbing up against something). Let's not forget that there is also belt(s) behind the Timing Belt cover as well as pullys and bearings associated with the timing system. You could start by removing one accy drive belt at a time (alternator, water pump, compressor, power steering, etc) to see whether or not the noise goes away in each case. If after each case, you discover the noise is still there, it's probably behind the timing belt cover (idler/tensioner pully, water pump shaft bearing, crankshaft bearing, etc.). Good Luck

Jun 29, 2009 | 2004 Hyundai Santa Fe

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I broke timing belt when replacing hormonic balancer


Here are some. Hope it helps =D

Timing Marks

Diagram


TORQUE SPECIFICATIONS
Application Ft. Lbs. (N.m)
A/C Compressor Bracket Bolt 37 (50)
Alternator Bracket Adjuster Bolt 16 (22)
Alternator Bracket Bolt 33 (45)
Balance Shaft Pulley Bolt 22 (30)
Camshaft Pulley Bolt
2.2L DOHC 37 (51)
2.2L SOHC & 2.3L 27 (37)
Crankshaft Pulley Bolt 184 (250)
Power Steering Belt Adjuster Nut 11 (15)
Power Steering Pump Bracket Bolt 33 (45)
Power Steering Pump Mounting Bolt 16 (22)
Shift Cable Bracket Bolt 16 (22)
Timing Belt Tension Adjuster 33 (45)
INCH Lbs. (N.m)
Timing Belt Cover Bolt 108 (12)
Valve Cover Nut 90 (10)
Water Pump Bolt 108 (12)

Jun 28, 2009 | 1992 Honda Accord

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Why does my paid off 2000 VW Jetta GLS make a high pitch buzzy grinding sound. Is it the alternator ,transmission,or timing Belts. What do I do and how mauch can it run me. Am I still covered with the


The trick is to take off the belt and spin the different things and see if any of them make the noise you hear.
Water pump, alternator, power steering, air pump, belt tensioner pulley. You could also briefly (30 seconds) run the engine without the belt and see if it still makes the noise.

For prices, you can check autozone.com or partsamerica.com

May 19, 2009 | 2000 Volkswagen Jetta TDI

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Getting a high pitched whining sound that increases and decreases with accelleration and decelleration


it is your idler pulley. get it from dealer comes with bracket, just use pulley off bracket. take your belt off and your idler pulley is lower right hand side(facing your engine). 15mm bolt, replace pulley and reinstall your belt. it;s a common problem on trailblazers

May 05, 2009 | Chevrolet TrailBlazer EXT Cars & Trucks

3 Answers

High pitch sound when car is idle and in motion


Open up your hood and take a close look at the belt toward the front called a serpentine belt. This belt drives all of your mechanicals including the power steering. If the belt is in good shape you may have a power steering pump that is going bad. If you are not sure what you are looking at take your car to an auto zone auto parts store as the people there are always willing to come out to the parking lot to check out your problem for free.

Apr 16, 2009 | 2004 Chevrolet Impala

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Power steering


look thru the front hold of pS pulley
see bolt hole (missing bolt now)
replace this bolt and belt
then tension it.
then tighten this missing bolt.

done.
just like mine.
im doing a timing belt now.
this is an interference motor , you do too.

Apr 07, 2009 | 1993 Geo Tracker

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