1998 Buick Regal 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 50000 miles
98 Buick Regal, 50k miles. I just had a new Serp Belt put in. I car was running fine, the belt hadn't broken, I just thought it was time to change it.
It's been about 5 days since the new belt ever since then I can smell a little burning rubber when I come to a stop. I also just noticed that when the car is in gear and NOT moving that I can only turn the steering wheel 1/2 turn before it stops and noise begins. If the car is moving or if it is in Park or Neutral then I can turn the wheel fully.(I don't know if this steering issue is new since the new belt was installed but I believe it is).
Q1. With a new belt should there be any smell/break in period?
Q2. Is the steering/turning issue related to something that happened when a new belt was put in? And what is it?
thanks for suggestions/comments!
have the same problem?
Wednesday, February 25th, 2009 AT 8:43 PM