Q: Car impossible to steer

asked by on

When my daughter went to park, it was almost impossible to turn the steering wheel. She looked under the car and saw a belt on the ground. I was thinking it could be a tension pulley or one of the clips that needed to be replaced.

It is a common problem that the tensioner pulley becomes worn and needs to be replaced. Another problem you may have is the ac compressor locking up and causing the belt to break. A certified technician can help determine the cause of the problem. It could just be that the belt was worn out and needed to be replaced. We recommend replacing the belt around 70,000 miles to prevent failure.

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. Car impossible to steer

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: It just won't turn over it takes me forever sometimes the batterys new & all the lights & radio work, & it makes a hissing noise

Hi there: When you turn the key in your ignition, several things happen. First, the battery sends voltage to the starter, the spark plugs and the main relay. The starter is what’s responsible for turning the engine over initially. If...

Q: Electrical system malfunctioning

Hi, is there any more information you can give us? These types of cars tend to have a multitude of electrical systems in them so there are many things you could be referring to. You could try resetting the computer...

Q: Any advice for me in the possible purchase of a 2008 BMW X5 3.0si with 86,970 Miles? Have a Hyundai Genesis 4.6 today but it doesn

Hello. If you are not used to owning a vehicle such as the BMW X5 you would see that it is an expensive vehicle to own. Over time the X5 will have a much higher cost of ownership than your...

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...
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...
What are the Car Pool Rules in Hawaii?
Hawaii is widely regarded as a land of vacation and relaxation, and as such, its scenic roads and routes are far better known than the state’s freeways. But, as with all...