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Had a serpentine belt replaced

HAD THIS SERPENTINE BELT REPLACED ON A 1995 FORD ESCORT Now the steering is to hard to turn what is wrong?

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If the belt was replaced and it was the wrong size it will cause the tensioner to tighten up check out the belt tensioner first

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