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Steering wheel is very stiff. car makes a squeeling noise when started. its a lexus rx300 2002 used mostly on gravel roads

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Check your power steering: for leaks and also the tightness of the belt. More then likely the belt or the pulley on the power steering is the problem, Tim

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You will need to check your serpentine belt, and if the belt is good, it sounds like your power steering pump may be locking up. This would be a difficult job, so you may have to take it to a shop. Check your power steering fluid as well. If the pump has a leak and no fluid it may be burnt up already.

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Adjust the power steering belt,,or replace it. check the steering fluid level.

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