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    Squealing

    squeal happens when I first fire her up in the a.m.
    It will go away after it warms up a minute and hits ~1200rpms.
    Back out of the driveway and turn the wheel and it skips (power steering issue involved)

    Thing is: I could be sitting at a light and pop her into first (rolling) and she'll be squealing.

    Any ideas?
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheJ View Post
    Belt. Tighten or replace.
    Timing belt?

    I just had it replaced in late August.
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    Power steering belt. It's worn and glassy. Buy a good quality replacement belt, not a cheap one.

    Tightening it may help, but it puts more stress on the bearings in all the components it wraps around and shortens their lives. So just replace it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by teflon_jones View Post
    Power steering belt. If it's worn and glassy. Buy a good quality replacement belt, not a cheap one.

    Tightening it may help, but it puts more stress on the bearings in all the components it wraps around and shortens their lives. So just replace it.
    +1

    Sorry I wasn't more specific Mike.
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    Quote Originally Posted by teflon_jones View Post
    Power steering belt. It's worn and glassy. Buy a good quality replacement belt, not a cheap one.

    Tightening it may help, but it puts more stress on the bearings in all the components it wraps around and shortens their lives. So just replace it.
    Quote Originally Posted by TheJ View Post
    +1

    Sorry I wasn't more specific Mike.
    Thanks, fellas!

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    The belts themselves are inexpensive, and even if you pay someone to replace both the external belts you're looking at an hour labour (for 30 minutes worth of work). If there is someone local to you and you have the means to bribe them, swing by a dealer, buy the works belts, and DIY.
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    If you do change the belts. Be careful with where you buy the BELTS, the auto zone computer will sell you a belt that is just a bit too big. When you try to install It, you will first snap the adjustment bolt next to the alternator. You will then crack the Ac pulley bracket. This will happen because you will try to get the belt tight with in specs and not realize you are at the end of the adjustment. Thus bolts will snap and things will crack.

    As for the job, it takes 25 min of your time! Very easy! Mind you I am not a mechanic. But I did stay at a Holiday inn express last night!

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    Easy to do Lude, buy good belts. I like Goodyear, etc.
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    Just make sure and losen the bolt on the tensioner pully before trying to force it into tension. IT will snap.... and you will be like damb!

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    if you just had your belts replaced in august, could it be possible that it is the powersteering pump? could the bearing be starting to freeze up?

    I have the samething happening to me and I just replaced my belts before winter. It mainly does it when I turn my wheel, but also when i down shift and it is really really cold out, like -3 or colder.

    just a thought.
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    Thanks for the advice, fellas!
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    you should let me know why you find out, I'm going to be looking into mine as soon as the snow gets off the ground and I can actually work on my car again.

    Thanks in advance,

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    I'm having the same problem, my local dealer wants $85 bucks to replace the belt. But from what I gather in this thread it's not too hard to do yourself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Belial View Post
    I'm having the same problem, my local dealer wants $85 bucks to replace the belt. But from what I gather in this thread it's not too hard to do yourself.
    It really isn't that bad to do it yourself, though 85.00 isn't bad either.
    96 Mustang: Shorty Headers, X-pipe, Electronic cut out, Air silencer Delete, K&N air filter, really sticky tires
    (14.32 @ 96.7mph)

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