Q: Belt not turning.

asked by on

My car was hard to steer and was running hot. I opened the hood and noticed one of the belts was not turning. I am not sure which belt it is.

The system would have to be checked to see if the water pump is seized causing the belt to stop moving. The water pump and the power steering share the same belt. The loss of steering and overheating the engine is due to this belt not moving. This may be due to a tensioner or the water pump.

Was this answer helpful?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. Belt not turning.

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Car won't start occasionally

Hello. It sounds like there may be an intermittent problem with the starter. A solenoid is located on the starter and it is possible that there is a bad spot on the solenoid that is preventing the car from starting...

Q: Steering wheel won't lock. Yellow steering lock warning on dash. Only comes on when removing fob.

Hi there. The issue seems to be the shifter interlock solenoid may be malfunctioning causing the steering wheel lock to not release or not engage. I suggest having the computer scanned for any codes that would be stored or pending...

Q: how do you shut off the door warning chime when door is open and truck ignition keyis in accessory on my 2003 Ford F-150

Instructions covering one common technique to disable the door chime are posted in this video. Note that this is an amateur video and thus does not include the steps in the factory service manual to disable the air bag which...

Related articles

What Causes Hoses to Leak?
While the largest part of your engine is mechanical, hydraulics plays a significant role. You’ll find fluids at work in a number of different areas. Your car's fluids include: Engine oil Transmission...
How to Avoid Back Pain in a Car
If you have back problems, sitting in a car for an extended period of time can be excruciating. Even without back problems, you could experience discomfort and soreness from...
How Much Does a Mechanic Make in Vermont?
Automotive technician jobs in Vermont have an average mechanic salary of $37k, with some mechanics earning a salary of $53k.