'97 Neon Power steering pump

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I have a '97 Dodge Neon that I recently replaced the head gasket on. After completing this and putting every back to where it was I am getting a squeling sound from the power steering pump when I first start the motor and turn the wheel after pulling out of the garage (It lasts about 5 seconds tops). Once I am going it won't squel again until it is parked and has had a chance to cool off. Any suggestions on what to do with this? I would hate to have to replace the pump just for this.

Regards to everyone.

posted by  RyGuy

It's possible you got some crap on the pulley and/or belt. Try cleaning both with alcohol(rubbing) and use a belt dressing or replace the belt. :2cents:

posted by  lectroid

Not to mention what Lectroid said, but did you get the belt torqued correctly.....sounds to me like all you need to do is tighten it a little. Belts are funny, try cleaning the pulley and tightening the belt. Report back! :thumbs:

posted by  cmeseadoin

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