I have a 2002 Mazda protege that sqeals horribly belts have been replaced as has the alternator but the squealing persists now I've had someone watch as I turn the shearing wheel either direction and the belt completely stops turning I believe it is the power steering pully but idk if my diagnosis is correct.

Asked by Aug 17, 2015 at 07:46 PM about the 2002 Mazda Protege LX

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

When I turn the stearing wheel the belt completely stops the pully so I'm questioning is it
a bad pully or a power steering pump going bad

4 Answers

16,850

Try spraying some WD40 with straw behind power steering pulley between pump and pulley if noise goes away the bearing in the pump are going bad. You can also do this with the other pulleys to see if the noise goes away.

I have put Preston's belt dressing on it and it stops the noise somewhat then after a few minutes it starts squealing again then it turns into a grinding metal sound if I turn the air on it stops

16,850

Ok that sounds like the A/C compressor clutch not disengaging all the way when turned off or the bearings in the compressor are bad can not actually say unless I could see and hear for myself. You can get the clutch changed with out buying another compressor but it has to be the right person that knows what they are doing so that it will not continue to make that noise but if it is the bearings you will have to replace the A/C compressor.

Findingsomeone who knows what their doing is hard

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Protege

Looking for a Used Protege in your area?

CarGurus has 347 nationwide Protege listings starting at $950.

ZIP:

Search Mazda Protege Questions

Mazda Protege Experts

#1 James Kithuka
James Kithuka
Reputation 240
#2 dandyoun
dandyoun
Reputation 200
#3 Js08016
Js08016
Reputation 160
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Mazda Protege5
124 listings
Used Honda Civic
1,173 Great Deals out of 67,654 listings starting at $1,500
Used Toyota Corolla
1,417 Great Deals out of 69,993 listings starting at $988
Used Honda Accord
1,264 Great Deals out of 78,832 listings starting at $969
Used Mazda MAZDA6
234 Great Deals out of 14,625 listings starting at $1,995
Used Ford Focus
1,301 Great Deals out of 60,647 listings starting at $1,295
Used Mazda 626
280 listings starting at $1,950
Used Mazda MX-5 Miata
121 Great Deals out of 4,519 listings starting at $1,995
Used Nissan Maxima
516 Great Deals out of 25,500 listings starting at $1,500
Used Ford Mustang
719 Great Deals out of 39,136 listings starting at $1,000
Used Toyota Camry
1,525 Great Deals out of 101,602 listings starting at $700
Used Mitsubishi Eclipse
47 Great Deals out of 1,541 listings starting at $1,495