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Hi Im David. Do you notice if it does it whether the ac is on or off?
It does it if heat or ac or nothing is on
ok. remove the belt. start the car and see if it does it just sitting there. if not then keep the belt off and spin each pulley by hand to see if one is binding a little or wobbling.
Dealer said they ck pulleys
Have they checked the harmonic balancer to see if its unbalanced? have they made sure the tensioner wasnt worn out?
Would either of those cause a squeal of the first 10 miles of driving & not again for the next 80?? Park car for 2 hrs & it happens all over again
how long does the squeal last each time it happens?
3 to 5 seconds
when you say "only when i leave the play in the wheel" what does that mean?
Play in steering wheel is maybe 1/2" so way i go slightly rt or left driving straight down road turn steering wheel to the slightlest is when it happens
let me see if theres a way to get that slop out of the steering wheel. please allow me a few. thanks
Play in the steering wheel, often called a loose steering wheel, may be caused by loose ball joints, worn tie rod ends or a loose steering box. If those things check out, play in the steering wheel may be caused by worn C-bushings in the caster.
Sometimes, a physical inspection is all that is needed to find the cause of a loose steering wheel. Two people are needed to inspect the steering system and a thorough inspection can be made without having to lift the vehicle off the ground. In a well-tightened steering
While one person moves the wheel, another should be looking at the steering components. The person making the inspection should tighten up anything that appears to be loose. A common cause of a loose steering wheel is a loose steering box. It should be firmly fastened to the frame, although looseness caused by everyday driving is common. The play-adjusting screw at the top of the steering box may be loose but should never be tightened more than one turn. Over-tightening may jam the sector shaft into the piston, causing considerable damage to the steering box. Have them do this and I am sure they will find the problem.
David a 1/2" 1/4" left & rt of dead center to call toooooo much play ??? Are you serious ? I'm done here . You really don't know & just drawing straws thanks but no thanks.
Ive been a mechanic for 32 years and have seen this issue many times. Usually its the power steering pump, but you're not going to listen to that either. I dont draw straws. If you dont want your squealing fixed and dont want to take my advice. then let the dealers figure it out, i have nothing more for you. good luck too you. have a nice day