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Power steering pump started whining following tensioner & belt replacement


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harley_quinn0807
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Dec 31, 2016, 10:33 PM

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Power steering pump started whining following tensioner & belt replacement Sign In

I have a 1999 Chrysler Town & Country. Yesterday I replaced the Idler pulley, Tensioner (pulley only) and the serpentine belt. After getting everything all put back together, I of course started it up to make sure everything was working and it ran nice and smooth with no chirping or whining noises.

Then this morning, when I started it up, there was a brief chirp or squeal noise right as it fired up. It's not a continuous noise, just one quick little chirp and that's it, but it happens every time the car is started. Then, once I drove it, I noticed the power steering pump is now whining when the wheel is turned to either side (don't have to turn it very far before the noise starts). I checked the fluid level, but it's still full and the steering still feels smooth. Prior to doing the repairs yesterday, the P/S pump never made any noise.

So, did I do something wrong, or is it a coincidence that my P/S pump chose today to start going bad?


Hammer Time
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Jan 1, 2017, 5:16 AM

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Re: Power steering pump started whining following tensioner & belt replacement Sign In

Love the user name.................LOL


I can't picture any way you could have caused that by changing a belt. What was the reason the belt was changed in the first place. I'd more suspect that the issue was there before and there is a problem that hasn't been located yet, possibly in the power steering.



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