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If I am getting a squealing noise and the truck almost stalls out, could it be the fan clutch?

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It sounds like you could have something seizing up. I would remove one belt at a time till the squealing stops. Then examine pulleys to see if they spin free. If a pulley seizes, it can actually make the truck hard to start, or not even start at all. It will act like you engine is locked up.

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