why does my car squeals when i turn the steering wheel

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Asked by Feb 18, 2014 at 03:37 PM about the 2002 Chrysler Sebring LXi Convertible

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

i have a 2002 chrysler sebring convertible and when ever im driving at a low speed to turn a corner or turn in/ out of a parking space theres a squealing/creaking nose. ive already checked the power steering fluid and the liquid is at the FILL line and i just replaced the struts in may of 2012

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Power steering pump is low on fluid or pump is going out.

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The belt is doing it

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What engine do you have in it?

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it a 2.7 liter

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is it a specific belt thats doing it

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if your p/s fluid is full then it is possible that the p/s belt is loose.

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You have 2 belts a serpentine belt and 2nd one exclusively for the power steering pump that needs to be tightened

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is your fluid full, if so then tighten the belt

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also since you mentioned going in and out of your drive way the noise is it from the front or the rear of the vehicle, in the rear the upper control arm bushings can be real noisy.

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I have a similar problem with my 06 touring. It is definitely a suspension creak in front, it happens at low speed when the car bobs slightly. Dealer and shop can't pinpoint it, it stops in winter. I think it's bushings too.

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Lower ball joints my 2000 did the same thing till I replaced them

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i bought a used 2002 sebring i know 1st mistake however i have a metal type grind/squeak in front i pulled wheel found that the brake retainer clip is missing ,also i have hard steering until it warms up any ideas on that oh also it seems to stop in the cold

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My 2001 does it too. It is like a creaking door. 10,000 miles ago I changed rack, all control arms & ball joints, bushings, tie rods. Pr4etty much everythin, including strut bushings. I did not change struts, but I do not think that is it. Before rack had come loose and only 1 bolt was holding it. Would a loose mounting of rack make that noise?

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hey all you sebring drivers had my car inspected and alined under a 100 miles the wheel fell off was the lower control arm how they miss it idk but the squeak is gone

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about power steering i found out today that the 2002 uses atf 4 tranny fluid i was flushing mine and replacing with preston but seems to be worse that was the clear kind so going to reflush with the atf and will update

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i would think the rac would make all kinda problems but missing bolts i never thought of that will have to look at mine thanks

First check tire pressure, low pressure puts more stain on all streering parts. Next don't try to turn wheels sitting still, move the car frontwords or back just a tiny bit. Last check or have the belt tension tested and checked for wear.

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