elantra 1998 power steering squeal

Discussion in 'Hyundai Elantra / Lantra' started by daveb5, Dec 31, 2005.

  1. daveb5

    daveb5 Guest

    I have a power steering squeal that seems to burn the belts (actually stops
    them from turning) when I turn the steering wheel. I had a new power
    steering unit installed and it still squeals, although it seems to be
    better when I,m driving the car. When the car is idling the alternator
    belt and power steering belt will get very hot and smoke.

    Thank you..
    daveb5, Dec 31, 2005
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    Matt Whiting Guest

    I'm not familiar with the 98 Elantra in particular, but does it have a
    single serpentine belt or multiple v-belts? Typically, what you
    describe has one of two likely causes:

    1. The most common cause is a loose belt due to a faulty tensioner, or
    a belt that needs adjustment if we're talking the old-style v-belts.

    2. A bearing going bad on one of the accessories being turned, the
    alternator or the power steering pump. Since you just replaced the
    power steering pump, that would shift suspicion to the alternator, or if
    you have AC, the AC compressor.

    How old is the belt or belts? If they are more than 5 years old, they
    probably have age hardened and should be replaced.

    Matt Whiting, Jan 1, 2006
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    hyundaitech Guest

    In most cases, the alternator belt is loose. I've also seen this when the
    alternator or water pump bearings are going bad.
    hyundaitech, Jan 3, 2006
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    daveb5 Guest

    I can,t seem to remove the fuel filter. Is there an easy way to remove it.
    Thanks in advance.....
    daveb5, Jan 15, 2006
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    daveb5 Guest

    Thanks to all who replied... It was the belts.
    Adjusted them and the squeal was gone...:\
    daveb5, Jan 18, 2006
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    daveb5 Guest

    When I put my elantra into drive it bogs down and barely goes
    forward/reverse, but then kicks in and goes forward but still bucks. The
    engine runs fine in park and neutral (sounds normal), but as soon as I put
    into gear it bogs down and bucks. Any ideas:?? Thank you....
    daveb5, Feb 19, 2006
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