What is the symptom of a lose power steering belt?

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Jerky steering and possibly squealing.

Most vehicles today have a serpentine belt and automatic tensioner that operates not only the steering pump but also a number of other devices. Either the belt, or the tensioner or both could be faulty.

If the belt is at incorrect tension, you might also notice that your headlights increase and decrease in intensity when revving the engine. This is because the alternator is also not turning properly to keep the battery at full charge.
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