2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser Q&A
2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser Question: I heard a loud squeeling under hood, then a little smoke then no power steering.
Based on your description the cause of the squealing was more than likely the power steering belt. This belt also drives the A/C compressor and there is a idler pulley. Without seeing the vehicle I would guess that either the idler pulley, power steering pump or the A/C compressor internally seized or the A/C compressor pulley seized. One of the pulleys that the belt drives has a bad bearing causing a pulley to seize which is the reason the belt is squealing. This is Brin from Assured Auto Works. We are in Melbourne as well. We are a repairpal "Top Shop". We are very good, Honest, and have fair prices. Give us a call. You will be glad you did. We will take care of you. Assured Auto Works 4451 Enterprise Court Suite N Melbourne,FL. 32934 321-610-7977 - brinkline
POSS IDLER PULLEY IS LOCKING UP AND CAUSING BELT TO SLIP. SEEK DAIG AND EST TO REPAIR - globalhelper