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1995 Grand marquis: The battery light comes on and the steering and the brakes get hard. The serpentine belt seems to be ok. Is it possible that it could be slipping? or maybe does it just need more tension?

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Belt is slipping. may need a new self tensioner if it's a self tensoin system. There is a mark on the self tensioner that has to be in the OK range.

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