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sprinkles08, ASE Certified Technician
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Car screeches when I turn the wheel. Full, 1999 Kia

Customer Question

Car screeches when I turn the wheel.
JA: Do you have power steering? Have you checked the power steering fluid?
Customer: Full
JA: What is the model/year of your Kia?
Customer: 1999 Kia Sportage
JA: Are you fixing your Sportage yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: I didn't realize there were 3 belts on it. Tightened the wrong one.
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: NO. Just how to replace all 3 belts I guess. And maybe a heater blower motor.
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Kia
Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 11 months ago.

Hello and welcome to JustAnswer!

It's very possible that the noise you're hearing is belt related or it could be a failing power steering pump, something leaking on the belts, if it's pump noise you're hearing then the issue could be low fluid.

The belt you're concerned with dries the power steering pump and a/c compressor. Has this belt been adjusted or the tension checked?