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Old 19 Jun 2007, 08:21 pm
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I lost my power steering on my '03 PT yesterday as well as the A/C. I know that they both use the same drive belt. The dealership now tells me that the A/C Compressor seized up, causing the drive belt to break. How do I know that it simply wasn't that the belt broke?

Also, when I lifted to hood, the power steering fluid cap was missing. I'd had the vehicle serviced two weeks before. The dealership said that it's just a coincidence, I wouldn't have these problems just because the cap is missing.

Am I being zoomed here?
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Old 20 Jun 2007, 02:33 pm
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It is highly likely that the "lost" cap could be the cause. Was there P/S oil dripping or laying around on the engine area. Take pictures in case you have to hold the dealer by the ba!!s to get them to rectify the situation.
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Old 20 Jun 2007, 09:29 pm
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Thanks for the reply. I am suspicious as well. It seems too coincidental. However, I will say that when I realized that the cap was missing I tried to put a bottle of power steering fluid into the reservoir and it hardly took any before it topped off, leading me to think that there was still sufficient fluid.

I do remain very suspicious of the dealership's servicing. I will be asking lots of questions.
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