Q: My power steering and ac stopped working and it overheated 2005 Pontiac Grand Prix

asked by on

Was driving, and power steering, ac quit working and overheated, let cool off put water in. But poured out of, I think the water pump.

My car has 250000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Hello. It is possible that the issue is the water pump, but most of the time when all of these components go out at the same time it is because the belt is not longer turning the accessories on the engine. It can be from a failure in the belt or belt tensioner, or it can be a more serious issue. I would check the belt first to make sure that it is intact and tight. If not then that needs to be repaired. If the belt and belt tension are fine then the source of the coolant leak needs to be found to diagnose exactly what occurred. If you need some assistance with this, consider YourMechanic, as a certified mechanic can come to you to [diagnose why the engine is overheating] https://www.yourmechanic.com/services/car-is-overheating-inspection

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1,000 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
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. My power steering and ac stopped working and it overheated 2005 Pontiac Grand Prix

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: Convertible window glass not going up

The most common failure is the window regulator or motor. Most owners with your problem replaced the motor and regulator to repair the window. I recommend you have a mechanic, like the ones from YourMechanic, come by and diagnose the...

Q: Q: Fuel pressure problem

This may be a sign of a faulty fuel pressure regulator. As you know, when you turn the key to on, the fuel pump is activated and the fuel system is primed with fuel at a specific pressure in order...

Q: Oil change place could not do oil change because plug is stripped. What do u recommend?

Hello, If you cannot remove the oil plug then have the oil removed using the dip stick tube with a suction machine. I use this on vehicles on the road and can suck all the oil out through the dipstick...

Related articles

How Do Power Car Windows Increase Passenger Safety?
Power windows are responsible for approximately 2,000 emergency room visits every year. When a power window closes, it exerts enough force to bruise or break bones, crush fingers, or restrict an airway. Though...
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...
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.