Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Car hard to steer after making noise

asked by on

My car started making noise and it became difficult to steer, and the battery light came on. The belt was hanging from the bottom of the car, next to the front passenger's side tire, and fluid was leaking out.

A: It sounds like you may have a bad water pum...

It sounds like you may have a bad water pump that caused the belt to come off. I would suggest having a technician come out and look at the car and inspect what caused the belt to come off and make any repairs that are necessary.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Save up to 30%

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Steering rack problem 2005 Audi A5

Hi there - yes, the "D" unit is an updated steering rack ("F" updated models are already available, so the updates continue). However, remember that this is electrically power-assisted, and there is a software component to the equation. If you...

Q: Is it just a battery issue or something else ?

Hello. You are correct, this is a battery issue. When the battery fails it will not hold a charge and this will occur. Many times it will work fine during short times of sitting, but then when it sits for...

Q: Timing off or plugs need replacing

Hello. The timing on your vehicle is not adjustable and should not be a problem. Most of the time this is caused by worn out spark plugs or a sensor that is not reading correctly. I would typically start by...

Related articles

P0052 OBD-II Trouble Code: HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1)
P0052 code definition HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1) What the P0052 code means This code is seen when the Engine Control Module (ECM) tries to control the...
P0240 OBD-II Trouble Code: Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance
P0240 code definition Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance What the P0240 code means P0240 is an OBD-II generic code triggered when the Engine Control Module (ECM) detects the intake boost...
Rules of the Road For Iowa Drivers
Driving on the roads requires knowledge of the rules, many of which are based on common sense and courtesy. However, even though you know the rules in...