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2000 Chevrolet Malibu Question: power steering

 

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tashawillisofohio3, Columbus, OH, December 07, 2009, 16:13
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my car steering became hard to turn and the battery light came on an it overheated in a matter of minutes. is it power steering fluid that i need or another problem? The car was driving well and started right back up when i turned it off.

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    Bret Bodas from RepairPal Test Shop, December 08, 2009, 10:13
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    This sounds like your drive belt has broken or come off. It drives the power steering pump (hard to turn), alternator(battery light) and the water pump (overheating).
    Don't dive the vehicle to where it goes over the normal operating temperature, even for a few minutes, you can cause thousands of dollars in damage to the engine. If you look at the front of the engine, you will see that the drive belt has come off.

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    Visitor, December 07, 2010, 07:53

    In this situation..we can see that in engine..belts are not moving even though engine is on...am i right ?

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