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Power steering

Ebgirl_87Ebgirl_87 Posts: 1
edited November 2018 in Pontiac
My car starts up fine, the wheel is completely locked I lifted the hood up and right there is a broken part I have no idea what it is its just hanging there and it looked like it was holding the belts or connected to the belts somehow please help

Answers

  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright Sonoma, CaliforniaPosts: 64,490
    That's probably what they call an idler pulley. This is a pulley that keeps tension on the drive belts. So if that breaks, then the power steering pump cannot work properly. There may be other critical devices attached to that same belt (like the water pump) so DONT DRIVE THE CAR unless someone looks at it and determines that it is safe to drive to a repair shop.

    If it is the idler pulley, this shouldn't be too expensive to repair.
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