Re: Power steering groan after washing engine bay
I'd bet it's the belt too. In fact it would almost have to be.
I wash at least one engine bay every day, five days a week. Sometimes multiple a day, With a Hotsy, not a little garden hose. I'm talking a real deal pressure washer. It's not going to hurt anything. The covering stuff with bags is unnecessary. Just leave it running, blast where it needs blasted and drive it. Often the belt will squeal when done, that's pretty normal. Little rocks get in the ribs of the belt too sometimes. There's a trick to get em out if that's what it is.
Definitely avoid the air filter, that's a good idea. The rest is not necessary.
Ps...Im pretty frickin awesome!