97 Sebring jxi recently replaced powersteering.

Tiny
AUGUSTRUSH
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  • 1997 CHRYSLER SEBRING
  • 180,000 MILES
97 sebring jxi recently replaced powersteering pump, belt, and pully, ball joints tie rods, brakes(frnt). After a month with no problems start car to drive I have no powersteering( fluid full) then after 10min driving/turning etc powersteering works but frequently when turning pwr-steering again goes out, also while this happens screetching noise comes and goes. When snow and ice its worse with the noise, and when I apply brakes whether I am driving 5 mph or 45 mph the screeching noise gets bad and my brakes and interior lights etc dim and a loud surging noise comes from under the hood where the screeching noise came leaving me with no brakes/steering and all power being drained, I litterly have shut down car and restart?
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Tuesday, February 26th, 2013 AT 5:19 AM

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Tiny
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The dimming lights and noise suggest the serpentine belt is loose. That will also cause an intermittent loss of power steering. Depending on which engine you have, the spring-loaded tensioner pulley could be rusted tight or the belt could be not adjusted tight enough.
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Tuesday, February 26th, 2013 AT 6:09 AM

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