Mine is a super loud squeal. I'll leave the parking lot and have all the people looking at me..mine also squeals when i turn the steering wheel. it's not loud, and i only hear it when moving the car very slowly, but it's been there for at least three years, and apparently, i'm the only one hearing it (took it to two dealerships, and nobody hears anything!).
I just got my alternator replaced 2 weeks ago so I don't believe its the belt? unless they don't replace the belt too. I checked the steering fluid and added some and still the squeak.Did you do as Gizmo suggested?
Where is the squeal from? Power steering pump or belt (from added electrical load). Replace offending item.
that sounds identical to mineI heard a squealing on mine too, just yesterday. My alt belt is quite old and needs replacement soon but I haven't heard it before. It was really annoying. I don't know exactly if it is audible from outside but I could hear it well from the inside with radio off. Seemed to originate from passenger side of engine compartment. I did not hear it today, though. I do get that crackling still - also from passenger side and that is still present after I don't know how many months. Grinds my gears, hopefully not cars.