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Old 12-26-2005, 13:01   #1 (permalink)
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Squeaky Pulley

A squeak has recently developed from the front of my 2000 EB. I stuck
my head in there today and can't quite tell if it is coming from the
power steering pump, the auto tensioner, or something else in that
vicinity. Turning the wheel makes a bit of difference but not
defineable (could just be the load on whichever pulley). There's also
some seepage around the shaft of the power steering pump. Is there any
way I can be sure if it is the power steering pump or something else? I
haven't had the EB long and it has approx. 91k mi on it. Is it worth
doing a PS fluid flush? Thanks in advance.
Dan

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Old 12-26-2005, 21:01   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Squeaky Pulley

my 2000 w/ 90,000 miles was squeaking, more squeeling...it was a cam
shaft sensor. Don't know about a PS flush.

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Old 12-27-2005, 20:01   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Squeaky Pulley


"espressomaker" <espressomaker@yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:1135629112.730654.103290@g14g2000cwa.googlegroups.com...
> A squeak has recently developed from the front of my 2000 EB. I stuck
> my head in there today and can't quite tell if it is coming from the
> power steering pump, the auto tensioner, or something else in that
> vicinity. Turning the wheel makes a bit of difference but not
> defineable (could just be the load on whichever pulley). There's also
> some seepage around the shaft of the power steering pump. Is there any
> way I can be sure if it is the power steering pump or something else? I
> haven't had the EB long and it has approx. 91k mi on it. Is it worth
> doing a PS fluid flush? Thanks in advance.
> Dan
>


My '01 ST developed a loud screech at 16K. I couldn't pin down the source,
even with a stethoscope. I 'thought' it sounded like it was the idler
pulley, so I replaced it. It was quiet for about a month and then the noise
returned. I then replaced the tensioner pulley, which seemed to cure it.
About 6 months later the noise was back. I discovered that if I sprayed
water( I actually used windex because it was handy) on the belt, the noise
went away for a few seconds. It's been about two years since I replaced the
belt and all's been well, ever since.
BTW, the belt showed no signs of wear or glazing on the grooved side but the
back side was a bit shiny.

Dave


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Old 12-29-2005, 10:01   #4 (permalink)
Gerald Riggs
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Re: Squeaky Pulley

I have fought squeaks in serpentine belts for years. The water test confirms
it is the belt and not a pulley. I have replaced belts to cure - sometimes
works. My new motto - if it ain't squeaking I never replace a belt. (never
had one fail either, lucky too).
Jerry
"espressomaker" <espressomaker@yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:1135629112.730654.103290@g14g2000cwa.googlegroups.com...
>A squeak has recently developed from the front of my 2000 EB. I stuck
> my head in there today and can't quite tell if it is coming from the
> power steering pump, the auto tensioner, or something else in that
> vicinity. Turning the wheel makes a bit of difference but not
> defineable (could just be the load on whichever pulley). There's also
> some seepage around the shaft of the power steering pump. Is there any
> way I can be sure if it is the power steering pump or something else? I
> haven't had the EB long and it has approx. 91k mi on it. Is it worth
> doing a PS fluid flush? Thanks in advance.
> Dan
>



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