power steering belt on 84 buick seems to get hot and squeals like
there's no tomorrow. is this just the belt or a problem with the pump?
someone told me to bleed out the pump, but im looking to do as little
It could be that the belt is worn and in need of replacement. There's
probably a belt tensioner on that model, you didn't say the motor size. The
tensioner could be bad, not putting proper tension on the belt.
Bleeding the pump is a simple opperation.
Remove the cap and fill to the full cold line.
Step two Start the engine and let idle for 20 minutes. Then SHUT engine
Step Three, with engine OFF remove cap and fill to full hot level. DO NOT
With Eninge running, slowly turn the wheel back and fouth from stop to
stop. Do this about 6 to 8 times.
Step 5 Shut engine OFF let sit 30 minutes (to allow air bubbles to excape
fluid). Then install cap. Let run for a few minutes. Shut engine off and
check fluid 'hot' level.
If needed refill and repeat steps 4&5.
It is possible your power steering pump may be dying, it could have a
bent shaft, a bad bushing, or could be misaligned. Try the bleeding first.
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