buick squealing

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
maintenence as possible any help is appreciated
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Your just s--- out of luck lady. Every car needs maint. Your problem is probably worn pulleys, caused by lack of Maintenance.
Rey
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Worn pulleys? I think the belt will wear before the pulleys will.
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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.
Brian
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Bleeding the pump is a simple opperation.
Step One Remove the cap and fill to the full cold line.
Step two Start the engine and let idle for 20 minutes. Then SHUT engine OFF!.
Step Three, with engine OFF remove cap and fill to full hot level. DO NOT Reinstall cap.
Step Four 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. Charles
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the motor is a buick 307 v-8
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The 307 V8 is an olds engine. Charles
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