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Serpentine belt when i make a right turn the steering wheel is very hard to turn , had someone look at it ,said the serpentine belt was loose,a week later belt did break ,replaced belt but car still won't turn right in less i use all my strength it gets harder to turn if my brake are applied ,Would the loose serpentine belt cause it from not turning properly and if so why is it still not turning after i replaced the belt ? or any suggestions on what else could be causing it ? thank you for your help

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    Roberta Smith May 11, 2010

    start with the easy stuff first... check that the belt was installed properly.. check there is enough fluid in the power steering pump.... but it sounds as though more of an issue with the rack and pinion assembly. is it still hard to turn right without application of the brakes ?




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The power steering and power brakes are connected to an extent. They both pull their power from the same place (basically) I would check to make sure that you have enough fluid in both first. Then check to make sure you dont have air in any of the steering fluid lines.

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