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How to install power steering belt on 97 geo prizm

Belt squells on turing and start up on cold morn have tightened belt

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Most likely the belt and pulleys are shiny if you look at them, replace the belt, while you have the belt off try and clean the glaze off the pulley groves, this will make the new belt "grip" better and avoid slipage.

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Here is the Info you requested:
Except Twincam Engines See Figures 1 and 2
  • Disconnect the negative battery cable and drain the cooling system.
  • Loosen the power steering pump adjustment bolts and remove the drive belt.
  • Remove the timing belt; refer to the procedure later in this section.
  • Remove the tension pulley and spring.
  • Remove the water pump mounting bolts, water pump and gasket. Clean the mounting surfaces of all remaining gasket material.
  • To install, reverse the removal procedures. Tighten the water pump bolts to 17 ft. lbs. (23 Nm) and the tension pulley to 30 ft. lbs. (40 Nm).
  • Connect the negative battery cable and fill the cooling system, then start the engine and check for leaks.

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Twincam Engines See Figure 3
  • Disconnect the negative battery cable and drain the cooling system.
  • Support the engine using a suitable floor jack and remove the right front engine mount.
  • Remove the engine mount bridge and the upper timing belt cover.
  • Remove the power steering belt and the lower timing belt cover.
  • Loosen the timing belt tension pulley and remove the timing belt.
  • Remove the power steering pump and bracket.
  • Remove the water pump attaching bolts, then the water pump from the vehicle. Thoroughly clean all remaining gasket material from the mating surfaces.
  • Reverse procedure to install and tighten the water pump bolts to 17 ft. lbs. (24 Nm). Connect the negative battery cable and refill the cooling system. Start the engine and check for leaks.
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  • Disconnect the negative battery cable and drain the engine cooling system.
  • Remove the timing belt covers; refer to the procedure later in this section. Loosen the timing belt tensioner pulley bolt, then remove the belt from the water pump pulley.
  • Remove the 2 bolts from the power steering pump bracket, then position the pump aside with the lines still attached. Be careful not to kink or damage the steering fluid lines.
  • Remove the water pump mounting bolts, then remove the pump from the engine. Thoroughly clean the gasket mating surfaces of all remaining gasket material.

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  • Position the power steering pump assembly, then install the retaining bolts and tighten to 25 ft. lbs. (34 Nm).
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  • Connect the negative battery cable and fill the cooling system, then start the engine and check for leaks
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1992 Pickup: loud squelling sound under hood when started...

Sounds like a loose belt.

There are a few things that can cause a belt to slip like that.

The belt could be not tightened all the way. If it uses a sepentine belt with a tensioner, the tensioner could be bad. If it is not a serpentine belt, then you will have multiple belts and the one that is making the noise can be loose. Use something to pry it tight and tighten down the bolts holding the component th belt goes to.

It can also be a bad pulley. Pulleys have bearings inside of them, at times the bearings will go out and make the pulley hard to turn. You can usually find this easily by taking the belt off and turning the pulley with your hand. If it is hard to turn or makes a grinding noise when is bad and needs to be replaced.

Old belts can also cause this along with a belt that is wet. There is a spray on Belt Dressing that helps get rid of noisy belts, but I consider that a bandaid to a bigger problem.

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Belt? squeals when cold. it goes away once it warms up. how do I tell if its the belt or water pump bearing?

Spray the belt with wd40 if it goes quiet then it will be the belt, It may just need to be tightened as they often do after a cold spell, the metal contracts are expands in cold/hot climates.

Have the car running and spray directly onto the altenator and the belt.

If it is still squelling then get the pump checked out.

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