Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Power steering belt slow to a halt. 2003 Hyundai Elantra

asked by on

My power steering belt slow to a halt when turning to the right. It also slow when turning to the left. Also the alternator seems to not be putting out enough charge when the high beams are on When low beam is on the battery will recover from 13.3V to 14.2V in a very few seconds.

we have already had the alternator, battery, power steering system worked on. The only things that the shop didn't do was to install new belts for both alternator and power steering.

Could we have worn belts for both systems?

My car has 110000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Hi - yes, you could have worn belts, or a weak tensioner, allowing the belts to slip. I would recommend replacement of the belts and tensioners by a mobile, professional mechanic, such as one from YourMechanic, who will come to your location, diagnose this problem, give you an accurate assessment of damage and cost estimate for repairs.

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・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: A/C blowing hot air after car battery dies

Hello, thanks for writing in. I have not seen an instance where just replacing the receiver drier has fixed any problems with this A/C alone. You may indeed have a problem with the condenser or compressor, as you mention. I...

Q: My car will not start - 2001 Nissan Sentra

Hi there: It's possible that the starter is not fully engaging with the flywheel either due to the flywheel not being installed correctly during the engine swap, or the starter not installed correctly. It's also possible that something in the...

Q: After belt replacement, belt tensioner squeaks and is loose

More likely mileage and time wore the tensioner out. The tensioner bearing wears out with mileage - it's good to replace the tensioner pulley/bearing when replacing the belt. The tensioner itself is spring-actuated, and the spring can get weak over...

Related articles

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...
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...