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When the engine is cold, check for serpentine belt condition and tension with a flashlight and your hand by pushing on the belt at about the halfway mark between pulleys. There should be 1/2 inch or less play in the belt. Also check for cracking along the inside surface ribs of all belts. There should be 3 total belts if you have air conditioning. Any cracking along the belt ribs and the belts should be replaced and properly tensioned. If the belts look ok so far, have a helper start the vehicle while you watch the pulleys with a flashlight. Any signs of a pulley that is not rotating with the engine is a sign of the component attached to the pulley begining to seize. Whether this is a power-steering pump, A/C compressor or other pulley driven item, it should be inspected or possibly replaced by a qualified individual.

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