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It is squealing from the engine. just replaced the harmonic balance and the serpentine belt fell off and we put it back on and now it is still squealing. and power steering is hard every once in a while and the power steering has fluid in it.

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Replace the serpentine belt, it is worn out. It is slipping that is why it is squealing and why the power steering is hard to turn.

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