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My v belt is missing and also car radio wont power on? I changed the fuses and unplugged and replugged and still nothing! The steering wheel is very loose and i hear something (sounds like ball joint or something) when i reverse or turn corners. when i go over bumps it starts sqweeking and front wheels shake. 94 intrepid.

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It seems that your wheel bearings are about done for from your description. A good way to check them is to jack one wheel up and grab the top and bottom and sides of your tire and work it back and forth to check for play. If your bearings are going out you definitely need to address this ASAP else you may lose a tire while going down the interstate and you dont want that right? As far as your radio is concerned, if you replaced the fuse or fuses and can verify your radio is indeed getting power (you may have to pull the radio out and check for power at the wire harness) then maybe its time for a new radio as factory radios do not seem to be very reliable for many years these days. And as far as the V belt goes, simply replace it. Good luck!!!

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