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Old 08-17-2008, 07:07 AM
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PowerSteering pulley loose?

I've been getting this strange noise when decelerating and braking in my truck, coming from the front end. The sound is also present when idling.

I popped the hood and let the truck idle, trying to find the location of the sound.

It appears it's coming from somewhere on the serpentine belt. I used one of my Dad's tools and took the tension off the serpentine belt and felt each pulley. All of them are locked up tight with no play except the Power steering pulley.

Is there supposed to be lots of play in that particular pulley? The sound does appear to be coming from that side of the engine block.... Can anyone relate?
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Old 08-17-2008, 07:12 AM
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I've been getting this strange noise when decelerating and braking in my truck, coming from the front end. The sound is also present when idling.

I popped the hood and let the truck idle, trying to find the location of the sound.

It appears it's coming from somewhere on the serpentine belt. I used one of my Dad's tools and took the tension off the serpentine belt and felt each pulley. All of them are locked up tight with no play except the Power steering pulley.

Is there supposed to be lots of play in that particular pulley? The sound does appear to be coming from that side of the engine block.... Can anyone relate?

There souldn't be ANY play in ANY pulley. Get it fixed immediately. When you loose the PS pump you also loose your brake assist. May be a real surprise when the power steering and the power brakes let you down at the same time. You won't loose all your brakes, but it could be a hand full depending on the situation. Get one on there today if you can.
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Old 08-17-2008, 07:48 AM
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I agree it is a pump or a line and I had mine go and you do not want to wait even a day get it fixed asap
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I just realized I may be having the same issue. The pulley for my power steering pump can wiggle back and forth. And the serpentine belt makes a horrible hissing sound as if it were worn but the belt is good and all the other pulleys are tight. Does the whole pump need replaced or can I just tighten the pulley? I noticed in my CHilton manual I need a special tool to remove and install a pump. Should I buy this tool to try and tighten the pump? What is the tool and do you think I can get it at Sears or Harbor Freight Tools?
All help is needed!!!
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Old 01-31-2009, 03:51 AM
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BUMP...any tech on the org want to chime in here please?
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