YESTERDAY AS I WAS DRIVING TO CHURCH I STARTED ...

  • Tiny
  • Anonymous
  • 2002 Volkswagen Eurovan
  • 100,000 miles

Yesterday as I was driving to church, I started hearing a slight squealing sound coming from under my hood (it went away after a few seconds). As I was turning the last corner, the steering wheel became difficult to turn and the battery light lit up on the dashboard. I replaced the battery after church, and when I started the van, the squealing sound was back, much louder, and more continuous. I saw a small amount of smoke coming from the engine compartment, so I promptly turned off the ignition. A friend and I are thinking the van might need a new belt. Any help would be most appreciated - thank you!

Monday, December 24th, 2012 AT 5:08 PM

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  • Tiny
  • exovcds
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Yes, your power steering belt is loose or worn to the point of replacement.

What size engine?

Thomad

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Monday, December 24th, 2012 AT 6:30 PM
  • Tiny
  • Jacobandnickolas
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Check the condition of the belts and adjust tension as needed.

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Tuesday, December 25th, 2012 AT 12:08 AM
  • Tiny
  • exovcds
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Tuesday, December 25th, 2012 AT 12:47 AM

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