Power Steering Pump

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by Jared, Apr 11, 2007.

  1. Jared

    Jared Guest

    Thanks again hyundaitech for all your help....timing fixed....temperature
    control fixed....went to drive the car....started fine...went to back up,
    turned the wheel sqealllllllllllllllllllllll........I think I'm going to get
    a horse.

    Last night I changed the serpentine belts...everything seemed appropriately
    tight (if I try to twist the belt I can only go about 90 degrees....to
    tight? not tight enough?). Ran fine....drove fine...turned fine (no squeal -
    p/s was definitely working)......

    Now it squeals for just a second when I start the car (really, no more than
    1 second)...it idles ok, but when I turn the wheel (more than approx 2
    inches)....the power steering pump locks up and the belt keeps going.

    The bracket that holds the p/s pump is a little loose, but the space is
    small enough that I couldn't even get a washer (or bushing) in-between the
    bracket and pump. (I don't know how else to describe it...)...with the car
    not running , the p/s pulley turns easily...no play. (and the same while
    idling....only locks up when I turn the wheel)

    Thanks to any ideas in advance.....(really, the help has saved me a ton.)
    Jared, Apr 11, 2007
  2. Jared

    hyundaitech Guest

    Presuming you have a 2.4, you'll need to tighten up the belt a bit. You
    should only be able to deflect the belt a small amount with light pressure
    on the run between the p/s pump and the crank pulley. More than about an
    eighth of an inch flex and the belt will squeal on startup. Also check
    your alternator belt. That one will need to be a bit tighter. No
    deflection with only light pressure applied.

    Apparently, the load from Hyundai accessories is enough that the belts
    need to be tigher than many are accustomed to. Most people I've seen that
    aren't familiar with working on Hyundais have problems similar to yours.
    hyundaitech, Apr 11, 2007
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