CAR BROKE DOWN

  • Tiny
  • Dougherty62
  • 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?

Thursday, June 14th, 2012 AT 9:26 PM

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  • Tiny
  • saturntech9
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  • 28,824 posts

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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Thursday, June 14th, 2012 AT 9:34 PM
  • Tiny
  • Dougherty62
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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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Thursday, June 14th, 2012 AT 9:44 PM
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  • saturntech9
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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?

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Thursday, June 14th, 2012 AT 11:57 PM

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