my car needed to be jump started but then was working fine for a few days when driving it around...i went on a trip and the steering became hard...the car was overheating and when i stopped to put in coolant,the battery died (turned on but not the engine)the steering was still very difficult...i was hoping i dont need an altenator, how much should it cost to repair the v-belt?
v-belt repair cost on 2001 BMW 325i
by shaynallen in Myrtle Beach, SC on June 24, 2011
ANSWER by hemicuda on June 24, 2011
The drive belt drives all of these items ( water pump, alternator and power steering pump) So either the belt just failed and came off or one of the belt driven components failed and caused the belt to break. You need to have a shop trouble shoot this further www.repairpal.com/directory and once they determine what failed you can check prices here www.repairpal.com/estimator