SERPENTINE BELT SQUEEL on 2003 Chevrolet Avalanche 1500

WHEN TURNING STEERING WHEEL LOCK TO LOCK THE BELT SQUEELS. DOES THE TENSION NEED TO BE CHANGED?

by in Honolulu, HI on October 08, 2010
2 answers
ANSWER by on October 08, 2010
Not usually; if you hold the wheel against the lock or it bumps against the lock, it causes extreme tension on the power steering pump pulley, which in turn puts pressure on the belt that squeals. Avoiding the "lock" is probably the best medicine, as being against the lock causes pump issues and could lead to steering problems if done regularly or for long periods.
ANSWER by on January 11, 2013
how old is the belt ????