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Hyundai Tucson 2007: Power Steering Problem – 4x2 – 2000 cc – Automatic – Gasoline

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Old 06-07-2011, 03:15 PM
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I’m new in this forum and I’m looking for some help with other people that may have the same experience. My car is a: Tucson 2007, 4x2, 2000 cc, Automatic, Gasoline.

I had problems with the Steering System of my car last week. I took it to the car shop and they replace the belts. The system is working better now but it’s not completely fixed and here’s why: If I move the front wheels totally to the left or right, the belt of the Power Steering Pump will make a noise because the Power Steering Pump Pulley is stopped. Looks like the Pulley is stopped but because the belt is also connected to another pulley, the belt will make the noise.

At the same time, if I go over a puddle (over water I mean), the car turn on the battery light, the brake light and the one of the safe belt… and the Steering System doesn’t work. I have to stop the car and wait a few minutes and everything goes normal again… Looks like the problem is when the water hit the belts of the power steering.

My question is, anybody had the same experience before? Do you know have an idea why this could be happening? It’s possible to replace the ROL of the power steeling pump? Any ideas?
 
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Old 06-08-2011, 09:47 PM
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Tighten the alternator/water pump belt... if you look at it,, the belt has minimal contact area with the pulley, and that pulley in turn provides the drive for the P/S belt.. The alt belt only grabs maybe 1/3 or less of the water pump pulley, while the P/S belt grabs 1/2 of the drive pulley and 1/2 of the pulley on the P/S pump.

Quite common occurrence with the 2.0 in Elantra/Tiburon (same engine in your Tucson).. Been a couple of posts here in the past if you search through the Elantra forum (more popular),, as there been a couple similar topic in recent past.

In the end, tighten the alternator/water pump belt, and verify P/S belt is secure.
 
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Old 06-09-2011, 08:06 AM
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Thanks for you reply, we try that already but that didn't solved the problem. It looks like a problem in the power steering pump. We'll try take the pump to an specialist in hydraulic to see if they can find the issue. We're not sure yet why is having this kind of problems..

What do you think about the Remanufactured parts?

I thinking in this one if I have to replace it:

Discount Car Parts Stuff - Car Accessories & Truck Accessories - Cheap Auto Parts - Car Cover - Floor Mats - Cargo Liner - power steering pump - 2007 Hyundai Tucson Power Steering Pump
 
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Old 08-20-2015, 02:46 PM
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Has this been resolved? I have the same issue. When I spray the tensioner with water, the belt and everything stops. If I apply a little pressure on the tensioner with a wrench, it kicks in again. I'm pretty sure it is just a tensioner that is no longer keeping enough tension on the belt. WHen a little water hits it, it just slips. I will repost when tensioner is replaced.
 
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Old 09-08-2015, 02:48 PM
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Just an update....I did replace the belt tensioner with one from O'riely's Auto parts. It cost me about $80.00 and completely fixed my problem.
 
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Old 09-09-2015, 10:28 AM
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Update to the update...

It did not fix my problem. Going to try a new, high quality belt.
 
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Old 09-10-2015, 08:17 AM
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Hello Macho,

Sorry I didn't reply before, I had no idea what my password was :-)

So let me tell you how I fixed this issue, it was very simple. The reason was the tension of the belt like what you said. My local mechanic was having all the issues, however, when I saw that he was not able to fix it, I took the car to the dealership for a review.

I found out, that the dealership had some equipment that my mechanic didn't so, they put more tension on the belt (without replacing anything)...

So, long story short, after 10 minutes and a cost of $30 (including the complete cleaning of the car) they fixed my issue forever. It was a great deal :-)

Hope it helps you,
 
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Old 09-10-2015, 08:36 AM
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Excellent !!! Any idea on what they actually did? I don't see any other way to "tighten" the system?
 
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Old 09-10-2015, 08:42 AM
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I bought the vehicle used and I think that is why the original owner traded it in. They couldn't resolve this issue. It had a brand new belt on it as well.

I wonder if they adjusted the alternator to apply more pressure on the belt? I will give that a try. Thank you very much for replying !!!
 
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Old 09-10-2015, 09:25 AM
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It looks like that's what sbr711 said above. How did I not see that?
 

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