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My 1986 cadillac fleetwood is squealing and i changed the power steering belt three times and it popped, so finnally i found out it was the wrong belt...so now its still squealing loud...need hlp just want it to stop

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Perhaps its the power steering pump on the way out ,i saw one of these cars at a classic car show yesterday and the bonnet was up.All i could see was engine so with fuel prices at 10dollars a gallon do you keep this old banger of a car just for a sunday drive and showing it at car shows by any chance

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