Mechanics

CAR BROKE DOWN

2001 SAAB 9-5 • 13,400 miles

Was driving when all of the sudden my power steering went out - then my battery light went on and then my temp guage shot up to hot. Does the same belt drive my power steering and water pump?
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Dougherty62
June 14, 2012.




The first thing I would do is check the belt the belt tenisor could have failed or the belt could have broken.
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Saturntech9
Jun 14, 2012.
What is a belt tenisor? If the belt did break would that cause the power steering to fail and the temp to rise and put the battery light on?

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Dougherty62
Jun 14, 2012.
A belt tenisor is what keeps the belt tight. If the belt fails you can loose the alternator and power steering. What engine do you have?

Saturntech9
Jun 14, 2012.

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