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Just replaced alternator and my power steering is squeaking. How tight should I tighten everything?
 

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The PS belt does not need to be tight. It's the flat alternator belt that is slipping. Tighten that until you can only flex it a 1/4 turn at the longest part of the belt run.
 

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I second Red Raspberry. A good way to test the tension on the belt is to push your thumb down onto the belt somewhat gently. The distance the belt moves down is what matters, and it's called the "deflection point." You want the amount of travel to be no more than 1/2 inch when pressed down.
 
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