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Thread: Power Steering and Battery Light and Coolant all went to hell

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    Power Steering and Battery Light and Coolant all went to hell

    SO i was coming home from a night out with a friend just minding my own business and all of the sudden, the battery light came on, the power steering went out and i started leaking coolant. what happened here? i am so confused and really upset right now. please help!

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    Sounds like you either fragged a pulley or lost a belt.

    Did she overheat?

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    Removed the air filter and the serpentine belt is shredded to hell and back. That I read, is what turns the alternator and power steering and coolant flow also so I found my problem. I just now am wondering what the costs would be on this repair. I think I hit something last night like road debris but dont know. All the belts have been fine before so this is a wonder to me.

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    If it's just the belt, it will be a cheap fix.

    I would just double-check and make sure all of your pulleys are still there and that none of them seized up.

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    Buy both belts and all three pulleys. Did you find any coolant leaks?

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    Make sure you get decent belts too. Contitech is what most people use on their e46. Advance and other places (in my area) only sell garbage brands like Dayco for half the price. Not worth chancing it with belts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Newjack View Post
    Make sure you get decent belts too. Contitech is what most people use on their e46. Advance and other places (in my area) only sell garbage brands like Dayco for half the price. Not worth chancing it with belts.
    This.

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    Have you done the cooling upgrade yet. Might be time to change the water pump, thermostat, hoses, belts, pulleys, etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ranger View Post
    Have you done the cooling upgrade yet. Might be time to change the water pump, thermostat, hoses, belts, pulleys, etc.
    He's on a Dayco budget.
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    Unfortunate, since now would be an opportune time to replace everything there.

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