P/S belt squeal won't go away

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by KWW, Feb 12, 2006.

  1. KWW

    KWW Guest

    OK, I had to remove the P/S pump to do some engine work. I put it back in,
    put the belt back (running in the same direction), bled the system, but it
    still squeals when I first start the car until it has warmed up.

    I tried tightening the belt, but even if it is tighter than the manual says
    it should be for a used belt it squeals.

    I tried belt dressing. That helped some, but not totally. I tried to be
    sure that I wiped any residual P/S fluid from the pully before I put on the

    Do I just need to replace the belt, is there a problem with the P/S system
    (air?), or what other causes? With the belt off of the motor the pump turns
    fine. I would like to avoid replacing the belt since it is only about 30k
    miles old.

    1993 Accord LX P/S, Pwr Brakes, Automatic, A/C.

    KWW, Feb 12, 2006
  2. KWW

    Graham W Guest

    Others may disagree, but I found a short blast of Pledge furniture
    spray quietens them instantly!
    Graham W, Feb 12, 2006
  3. KWW

    Don Lee Guest

    I would stop pssing around and replace the belt. Slipping belt might not be
    too healthy for the pulley either.
    Don Lee, Feb 12, 2006

  4. In the process of doing your work did you adjust the belt that turns
    the AC compressor. If so, it could be your compressor clutch that is
    squealing. Very common problem particularly if you overtension the
    Frank Boettcher, Feb 13, 2006
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