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Old 07 Feb 2011, 07:45 am
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hi i have a pt cruiser and the power steering belt keeps breaking, third time now,the second time it happened the mechanic said the tensioner sticks on it or seized so they put a new tensioner on it and a new belt,
but it has just snapped again
could anyone help me out please

thankyou gerry.
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Old 07 Feb 2011, 08:37 am
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Default Re: power steering belt keeps breaking need help

wonder if the AC compressor's seized, on my '01 the hydraulic pump and
compressor are on same belt.

As always, do a visual both off and while it's running, see if the pumps spinning
while defrost / AC is on.
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Old 07 Feb 2011, 09:15 am
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hi there thankyou for getting back to me, its in the garage at moment they are going to ring me to let me know whats wrong,
the first two blelts snapped but this one they put on new just came off
so not sure of problem
as i say they changed the tensioner thinking it was that which so far has cost me 250,and problem not fixed


cheers gerry...
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Old 07 Feb 2011, 11:28 am
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isnt that the serpentine belt???? id agree with uptown probaly the compresson is either locked up OR is locking up as the car is running snappin a big wide belt is nto a easy thing to do
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Old 07 Feb 2011, 12:07 pm
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hi there guys thankyou again for getting back to me, iv rang garage to tell them this and they are getting back to me in the morning to let me now.
they said they changed the tensioner as is was out of alightment and was shredding the power steering belt and that why they put a new one on
you would have thought they would have checked the ac compressor
and if its that then they are probley going to charge me for that as well which
will cost a lot of money.

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Old 07 Feb 2011, 12:32 pm
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isnt that the serpentine belt???? id agree with uptown probaly the compresson is either locked up OR is locking up as the car is running snappin a big wide belt is nto a easy thing to do

hi there again,we have just found out the belt has not snapped this time but just came off, so would not have thought the compresson is not locked up as if it was would it not have snapped the belt

cheers gerry.
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Old 07 Feb 2011, 12:46 pm
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If belt came off, tensioner isn't on right.
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Old 07 Feb 2011, 04:23 pm
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If belt came off, tensioner isn't on right.
cheers for that i will tell them that in the morning,someone said one of the bearing on one of the pulley wheels might be gone


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Old 07 Feb 2011, 05:05 pm
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My PT is not here btu how many pullys does this belt run on??????

something some place is not in line
either a pully or a tensioner is either out of line OR is not spinning free

the compressor could be running along fine and all of a sudden it could lock up but you are right that would normally snap a belt or at least SCREAM like a pig in heat
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My PT is not here btu how many pullys does this belt run on??????

something some place is not in line
either a pully or a tensioner is either out of line OR is not spinning free

the compressor could be running along fine and all of a sudden it could lock up but you are right that would normally snap a belt or at least SCREAM like a pig in heat
not sure on how many pullys, but they are ringing me the morning to let me know, i just hope they fix it without me paying out anymore

let you know what they say


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