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Belt seeks only when air conditioning is on and the wheel is turning

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Do you mean (squeek)? check tensioner for proper tension , replace worn belt, check idler pulleys for wear or loose (wobble) movement

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Unfortunately, the answer to this is only a temporary fix. With the engine off. take a bar of soap and rub it vigoruosly along the inside and outside surfaces of the belt. I assume you have a serpentine belt, if not, they need tightening.

Posted on Apr 03, 2011

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  1. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
  2. Remove the right front wheel and belt splash shield.
  3. Loosen tensioner locking bolt and pivot bolt.
  4. Rotate tensioner clockwise to allow enough slack to remove belt

To install:
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  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
  3. Remove the right front wheel and belt splash shield.
  4. Loosen the tensioner locking bolt and pivot bolt.
  5. Rotate tensioner clockwise to allow enough slack to remove the belt

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  3. Install the belt splash shield and right front wheel. Tighten the wheel lug nuts to 100 ft. lbs. (136 Nm).
  4. Lower the vehicle.

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  1. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
  2. Remove the right front wheel and belt splash shield.
  3. Remove the air conditioning compressor/alternator belt.
  4. Loosen belt adjusting bolt. It is not necessary to loosen the pivot bolt on the power steering pump. There is a bushing incorporated into the power steering pump/bracket that allows it to pivot.
  5. Remove the power steering belt.

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  3. Install the air conditioning compressor/alternator belt.
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The belt in my car seeks only when the air-conditioning is on and you turn the steering wheel.


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