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Drives: Kia Spectra EX 2.0L DOHC Automatic 2006
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2006 Kia Spectra EX DOHC 2.0L Power Steering
So last night I got done changing the timing belt, both pullies for the timing belt, the tensioner pulley for the a/c belt, the water pump and all 3 accessory belts.
This morning the power steering pump slows down/tries to stop whenever I turn the wheel and makes an awful squealing sound. It is not the whine like you hear when air is in a power steering system.
-Loostening the power steering belt
-Loostening the alternator belt (because I saw in a video someone having the same problem and said that that fixed it, though it didn't)
Things I've heard of/thought of:
-In another thread someone said that putting some dielectric grease, valve grinding compound, ivory bar soap or teeth whitening toothpaste onto the groove of the pulleys can fix it but im not sure
-I don't think the baring is shot because the squealing only happens when the power steering pump is under load i.e. turning the steering wheel.
I'm not sure what will work, could it just be that the new belt is slipping on the pulley?