Q: Timing belt ripped and after weird loud sound

asked by on October 13, 2016

I had been driving for a 20 min and then i stooped and had the seatheater on for a minute if not less and continue driving with the seatheater on ( the car was not cold when starting it and putting the seatheater on)and then suddlenly the stearingwheel became heavy and the screen started telling me that low battery and eps. Then i drove 500 m to park the car and then it started making a weird loud sound and i turned it off. After that i cheked the engine and found it ripped. I have mercides benz w211 e500 2005. What is the damage you think might have happened. There didnt seem to be any extreme issues otherwise, the engine could start after turning my car off, but what is the damage caused by timing belt ripping? Thank you beforehand
My car has an automatic transmission.

Good question. I don’t think there was any damage done to your car. Belts break all the time, just put a new one on and it’ll be fine. Your steering wheel became hard to turn because your power steering pump wasn’t working. However, this isn’t your timing belt, this is called a drive belt or serpentine belt. If you would like to have a professional technician replace your drive belt, a qualified professional from YourMechanic can perform this service at your home or office.

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

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

When I start my car up its a rattleing sound was thinking catalytic

Hello, the catalytic convertor can make that type of noise. Inside the convertor is a honey comb shaped element that the exhaust gases pass through. Part of that element can fracture and become loose within the shell of the convertor,...

drop into gear engine revs out of control

This is often times a sign of a vacuum leak. There is a plate that is supposed to be closed when the engine is cold to preheat the air going to the throttle body. As the engine warms up this...

P2006 code is present in the computer.

Hi there. With having the code P2006 present, check the intake wiring to the runner control and see if there is a good connection. Also, the runners in the intake could be clogged and needs cleaned out. A leaking or...

Related articles

How Does a Timing Chain Work?
Your Your timing chain is absolutely essential to the operation of your vehicle. If it breaks, your car isn’t going to go anywhere, and you could end up with engine damage. So, how does the timing chain work, and what...
Common Signs Your Drive Belt Is Misaligned
Drive Drive belt problems usually manifest as noise. If you have a noisy drive belt, it’s important to know what’s causing it so that it can be fixed. That means you have to listen. If the drive belt or serpentine...
Common Signs Your Drive Belt Is Misaligned
Drive Drive belt problems usually manifest as noise. If you have a noisy drive belt, it’s important to know what’s causing it so that it can be fixed. That means you have to listen. If the drive belt or serpentine...