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1990 Toyota Camry Question: power steering drive belt is scrubbing crankshaft pulley

 

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ronhix, 2.5L V6, Sikeston, MO, March 15, 2009, 05:18
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power steering drive belt is scrubbing crankshaft pulley and is making a terrible squealing noise. how do I fix this?

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    patrick mannion from Greg Solow's Engine Room, March 15, 2009, 09:59
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    I am not sure what you mean by "scrubbing" but ensure the power steering belt is properly tensioned. Ensure the fan belt itself is not contaminated with oil either from the rear camshaft oil seal or a power steering fluid leak. Check the power steering fluid level and finally closely look at the crankshaft pulley (the fan belts may have to be removed to properly examine), it may be possible that the crankshaft pulley is failing. The the outer ring of the crankshaft pulley is bonded o the inner hub of the crankshaft pulley. It is a harmonic balancer type pulley to dampen out crankshaft vibration. If the crank shaft pulley is failing it makes a terrible noise but I have rarely seen this on a Camry.

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