Having problems with your 2004 Pontiac Montana ?

2004 Pontiac Montana with less than 98,000 miles. It drives fine (not hot) & starts fine. We replaced the battery less than 2 months ago. We have been refilling the power steering fluid once every 3 months. Yesterday the battery warning light came on & there was a strained groan-sound & some smoke. Under the hood, we could see that some kind of fluid had leaked on the alternator belt. That was the source of the smoke. Cleaned the belt with brake cleaner. That helped for a while. After that, the

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