Originally Posted by jhagan1980
I've been having a squeal from under the hood like a bearing is bad. It started off hardly ever doing it and now it squeals 60% of the time. I took the belt off and spun all pulleys, they all spun freely except the powersteering pump. My question is should it have tension on it or spin freely?
It is a pump and will have some drag when spinning it.
If you have a squeal I would suspect that your belt(s) may be worn or loose.
If you have a whine, then it is likely the power steering pump is failing.