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Belt noise hi, how do you tighten the waterpum belt, it's making noise..not sure if it's the waterpump belt or the power steering pump's the belt next to the alternator belt...alternaotr belt looks tight..thanks

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You should see a slider bracket on the P/S pump. Loosen the upper and lower bolts and with a pry bar, shift the pump to tighten the belt.

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Except Twincam Engines See Figures 1 and 2
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