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My Chrylser Town & Country 2002 squeals when turning left or right at slow speeds (turning a corner)... I added power steering fluid, but it still squeals... any idea?

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Amanda J. Pierce, MBA Shannon, Thank you for writing into askpatty, a squeal turning can indicate the need to replace your drive/serpentine belt. AJ Pierce

Lori Johnson, Owner and Instructor at Ladies Start Your Engines Dear Shannon, Many times this noise is caused by air in the system. Adding fluid is not enough. You need to run the vehicle and have someone turn the wheel from side to side. This will force the air to bubble out through the reservoir. You may need to add more fluid after doing this. Do not add above the full line. If you had to add fluid, this means there is a leak somewhere and you should get this checked. Lori Johnson www.ladiesstartyourengines.net

Suzanne Grego, Technician at City of Philadelphia Fleet Management Shannon, Be careful not to overfill the power steering fluid - it is a pressurized system. It could possibly be a belt or pulley problem you're hearing. To make sure, I would recommend taking the vehicle in to your technician so they can hear the noise and know for sure what is causing it. Suzanne

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