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Why is this belt squeeking

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas' started by YotaNegro, Jan 20, 2012.

  1. YotaNegro

    YotaNegro [OP] Member

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    So I have a squeeking belt issue. It used to squeek for a few seconds on start up and when turning the steering wheel all the way to either side. I could also make it squeek if I jerked the wheel fast. I tightened the power steering belt and the turning issue went away but now it's worse on start ups. Any ideas?
     
  2. goomba

    goomba It is a Fluid Situation

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    Does it get hard to turn the steering wheel like you are loosing ur power steeering? If so there is a screen inside the powersteering pump resevoir that sometimes gets clogged up. This causes a whine sometimes and aleways makes ur belts slide on the power steering pump's pully. Thus loss of power steering.

    Also your belt could be old or have oil or some type of fluid that got on it, causing it to slip.
    Hope this helps
     
  3. TacoMX

    TacoMX TW's Official anti body-lift pundit

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    When's the last time you changed your belts?

    Could also be moisture on the belts if it only does it during startup.
     
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    ruggedT The Sticker Guy Vendor

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    Mine has always squeeked on startup after rain, or a really moist night(Fog). Goes away and all is fine. Belt is in good condition...

    Just one of those things
     
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    If its an indivual belt and its squeeking its loose and needs to be tightened, could have some grease on it too, be my guess
     
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    Or a bent pulley.
     
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    I had a Dodge Caravan once whose power steering pump would drift on its mount after a couple of years, causing the belt pulley to be misaligned. First the belt would squeal, then the sidepull becomes too much and the belt starts tearing. Inspect the power steering pump and see if it can be adjusted for better alignment.
     
  8. SargeSlapnuts

    SargeSlapnuts SargeSlapnuts 보고용의!!!!

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    how do you get to the screen inside the power steering pump to clean it?
     
  9. goomba

    goomba It is a Fluid Situation

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    you have to take apart the pump. i will have to take apart my powe steering pump and show u. i have a spair that i am taking apart
     
  10. TacoMX

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    Mine pump is working fine and is kinda whiney.

    I did a full fluid flush and replaced it with the proper Dex ATF like it calls for (it had PS fluid in it from PO) And it help a lot...but still kinda noisy.
     
  11. goomba

    goomba It is a Fluid Situation

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    Here we go

    It is easyer if u take the pump off, but u can do it with the pump on.
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    Take out the three screws. sorry seccond pic is blury
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    Pri the top off
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    Then u can c the screen. Mine is dirty... So u fill it up a little with GAS NOTHING ELSE. Then shake it up and down to make the gas go through the screen then poor the dirty gas out the top of the reservoir. do this till it is clean enough so you can see through it.
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  12. YotaNegro

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    Thanks for the help, the belt looks like its in good condition but I will try replacing it and see how it goes.
     
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