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Old 12 Jan 2014, 01:08 pm
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Was pulling out of driveway. Heard a loud pop. Car continued to run but power steering went out. Am thinking it was the Serpentine belt. The car continued to run (drove it back around the block) so it wasn't the timing belt. The alternator belt is visible from top of hood compartment and appears to be fine. The Serpentine belt must be entirely shrouded, as I cannot seem to locate it. It's an '05 with 112K miles. Any thoughts or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 12 Jan 2014, 04:37 pm
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Blown hose to steering pump maybe?
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Old 12 Jan 2014, 04:49 pm
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Blown hose to steering pump maybe?
Nope. The hose from the reservoir to the pump is intact. No fluid leakage anywhere. The reservoir is properly filled.
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Alternator belt is separate from the rest. It sounds like the belt that drives the power steering pump and AC compressor has broken.

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Alternator belt is separate from the rest. It sounds like the belt that drives the power steering pump and AC compressor has broke.
That makes sense with what I have learned by searching this site. Seems the Cruiser has 3 belts total: Timing belt- which also drives water pump, alternator belt, and then a 3rd belt for the AC and power steering. How difficult is it to replace this (3rd) belt? I can't even find the thing! Thanks for the picture- from what vantage point was it taken?

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Old 12 Jan 2014, 05:21 pm
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It's easy to replace. This photo was taken under the car looking up. I've got a 3/8 break over bar in the slot on the slack adjuster so I can remove he tension and replace it.

If you go to my photo gallery and scroll down, you will see a whole set of photos where I changed my drive belts when I first got my PT.
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Old 12 Jan 2014, 07:22 pm
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Seems the Cruiser has 3 belts total: Timing belt- which also drives water pump, alternator belt, and then a 3rd belt for the AC and power steering.
Not that it totally matters;But you failed to mention if your A/C working,or not?
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