Q: Car makes a loud noise when turned on and while accelerating

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My car makes a loud squealing noise when it turns on, and the noise gets louder when I accelerate and turn the wheel. My power steering also doesn't work, and the car begins to overheat.

My car has 135000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Hi there, All these symptoms point to a slipping serpentine belt. It needs to be replaced ASAP. Driving it further will damage your car further. The serpentine belt relies on pulleys and a tensioner to keep it tensioned. If any of these are failing, they will need to be replaced along with the belt. It is very possible there is a problem with the water pump Serpentine

I recommend the following service to help you with this. Serpentine drive belt replacement

Good luck and get this taken care of soon!

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