Question about 2001 Dodge Stratus
If the screeching sounds high pitched it could be a serpentine belt which would indicate it needs replacement.
If it's lower pitched the power steering pump could be low on fluid which will lead to replacing the pump if left long enough. To check the fluid look in the operator's manual and search for power steering to locate the reservoir and to determine which fluid to use. If you cannot find that search around under the hood for something indicating the power steering reservoir. If it is completely out of fluid you may have to remove air from the system by disconnecting the return hose and extending it with a clear hose which drains into a nearby container. Start the engine and begin filling the reservoir, turning the steering wheel side to side until no bubbles are seen in the hose. Stop the engine and replace the return hose.
I would recommend a mechanic or friend to help you in either case.
The flashing oil light means oil pressure is low. Check the oil level and add more if it's low. If that doesn't resolve the problem have a mechanic check it out.
Posted on Mar 14, 2011
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