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

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: my right wheel wont turn at all.

Hi there, thanks for your question. I think this issue is most likely caused is a broken tie rod, either inner or outer, rather than the rack and pinion. Here is an article on symptoms to check for regarding bad...

Q: Uneven brake rotor wear

Hello. I tried to view the pictures but the link seems to be broken. It sounds like you have two different problems reading the description of the problem. The first is the brake pads being too tight and binding in...

Q: Why would my serpentine belt keep shredding? I've changed it two times now.

The serpentine belt is driven by the engine from the crankshaft pulley. The belt is routed around all the accessory pulleys: water pump, alternator, power steering pump and air conditioning compressor (if equipped), as well as a belt tensioner or...

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...
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...
P2428 OBD-II Trouble Code: Exhaust Gas Temperature Too High Bank 1
P2428 code definition A P2428 trouble code signifies that the PCM has detected a problem in the exhaust gas temperature sensor circuit in bank 1, which subsequently contains the number one...