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This is a discussion on Snapped! within the General Maintenance, Troubleshooting & Accidents. forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; I was driving uphill yesterday and was trying to pass a truck before the lane merged...I was revving pretty ...

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    Snapped! I was driving uphill yesterday and was trying to pass a truck before the lane merged...I was revving pretty high (didn't look at the gauge) and when I made it to the top...I noticed my car had stalled. I turned the key to start the car and it started right up, but I noticed the check engine light and battery light was lit up...I proceeded to drive it a few hundred feet and then noticed I had loss of steering power.

    I pulled over and popped the hood and saw the power steering belt was shredded....question....should I be concerned that I broke anything else other than the belt or looking elsewhere to see if the belt damaged anything else in the car? As far as I know, it was just the belt that was easily visible....


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    Spin the pulleys by hand that the belt runs on to see if they move freely, usually belts snap when an accesorry siezes.

    Pull the codes too***
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    I would check all electrical wires, connections, plugs that are close enough to the belt, some may have been damaged when the belt snapped.
    I had my AC belt come off and it damaged my crank position sensor, which I had to fix, my car had a bad misfire but no CEL
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    Like someone else said, just spin the pulleys and make sure none make noise or feel like they have resistance. Check and make sure your pulleys all seem alligned and are tight. If this is all good it sounds like you were due for a belt and missed your appointment
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