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(1999 Saturn SL)
in Eufaula, AL on February 11, 2014
My car was squealing and when I parked it the steering wheal was hard to turn. Cranked it later that day and opened the hood and none of the belts or pullies was turning..I cut it off tryed to crank it again but wouldn't crank.. the belt is loose enough you could slip it off the pulley
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of G. T. Service Center on February 11, 2014
The belt tensioner needs to be checked, something had to break or loosen to cause the belt to become loose unless the belt breaks.
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on February 11, 2014
I know the belt isn't broke I pulled on it hard just to make sure
of G. T. Service Center on February 12, 2014
Then check to see if tensioner is bad, and make sure all pulleys turn easy and I n place, not missing. If you're not sure have a mechanic look at it.
on February 12, 2014
Thank you ..if I was to get it cranked would it hurt my car to drive to the car shop?
of G. T. Service Center on February 12, 2014
yes it could if the water pump is turned by this belt, and no alternator to keep the battery charged, if you have to go a fair distance to the shop.
on February 12, 2014
Its like a mile or so to the shop...yea I have one big belt that runs everything
of G. T. Service Center on February 12, 2014
If it's traffic lights in between it might make it. Don't overheat it.
on February 12, 2014
OK thank you I'll take the back road there...you don't happen to live in Alabama do you?
of G. T. Service Center on February 12, 2014
Close; Texas
on February 12, 2014
Well dam I was gunna say I'd pay you to fix it since you seem to know what's wrong with it
of G. T. Service Center on February 12, 2014
Maybe next time. Good Day
on February 12, 2014
Thank you alot
on February 12, 2014
Power steering belt let go. Is the alternator light on. Usually more than one accessory is driven by the belt, like th water pump, air conditioner. Open the hood and have a look with a flashlight.
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of G. T. Service Center on February 12, 2014
She's already been to the shop.
on February 12, 2014
I haven't been yet..yes the battery light was on when I had it cranked..if that belt broke why is my other belt loose?
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