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Power steering noise

When cold loud squeeling hard to turn wheel (in park ) some smoking which maybe friction

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Sounds to me that the power steering belt is loose. If it is a 2.4 litre engine it has two serpentine belts. You should replace the belts especially if it was smoking.

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