My alternator belt came of does you have a Idea.

Tiny
BATKAT1234
  • 2000 FORD TAURUS

My alternator belt came of does you have a idea why my power steering pump has a link when I looked under my hood my power steering cap was off could that be why my belt came off I have a 2000 ford taurus.

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Monday, March 11th, 2013 AT 3:14 AM

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Tiny
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Yes that can be. If you got power steering fluid on the belt a new belt will have to be in order, As for the power steering cap being off, yes that will make a leak, which depends on how much fluid was in there.

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Monday, March 11th, 2013 AT 3:19 AM
Tiny
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Yes my power steering pump is gone out but I still put fluid in there to make it easy to turn but the fluids comes back up from the cap is it easy to put that alternator belt back on

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Monday, March 11th, 2013 AT 4:03 AM
Tiny
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Is it possible that my alternator belt broke because its not on my car at all or could it had just came all the way off

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Monday, March 11th, 2013 AT 4:05 AM
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It could be either, it broke or came off.

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Monday, March 11th, 2013 AT 12:36 PM
Tiny
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What would make my alternator belt break off or come off

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Monday, March 11th, 2013 AT 7:07 PM
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It could have been worn and broke or the tensionier may have gotten weak and the belt came off.

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Tuesday, March 12th, 2013 AT 12:24 AM
Tiny
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What is a tensioner do I need one of them if my belt has came off or broke

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Tuesday, March 12th, 2013 AT 6:23 AM
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NOT ONLY COULD IT HAVE COME OFF BECAUSE OF A TENSIONER---IDLER PULLEYS CAN HAVE BAD BEARINGS----STUFF LIKE YOUR ALTERNATOR AND WATER PUMP CAN LOCK UP AND BURN OR THROW A BELT OFF

LOOK AT ALL OF THIS STUFF/ MOVE IT/ INSPECT IT BEFORE YOU STICK ANOTHER BELT ON

BELOW IS A PIC OF A TENSIONER'S PULLEY THAT LOCKED UP----THIS MAY NOT BE YOUR PROBLEM---MAYBE IT WILL MOTIVATE YOU TO SEARCH FOR A PROBLEM MORE THOUROUGHLY. LIKE THEY SAID ABOVE, THE OLE BELT MAY HAVE "JUST BROKE", NOTHING ELSE IS WRONG

KEEP US INFORMED AS YOU PROGRESS

THE MEDIC

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Wednesday, March 13th, 2013 AT 12:37 AM

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