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2004 Chrysler 300m has high pitched squeeling noise during low-speed turns. (parking lots, driveways). Had a power steering flush and had serpentine belt replaced with no improvement. 103,000 miles recently had new rotors and pads. Possible tie rod or ball joint problems?

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Replace the serpentine belt

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I had the same problem. It is caused by the rotor touching the guard on the inside of the rotor. It waws probably bent when replacing the rotor. Remove the wheel and pry the guard back to ensure clearance.
The squeeling is not causing ant damage.

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Sounds like the serpentine belt is slipping . Most likely you have a bad belt tensioner. Another possibility is your steering pump could be going out. Ball joints and tie rods make clunking or knocking sounds when they are bad.

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