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1999 456 GTA Overheating and steering rough

Discussion in '456/550/575' started by harryb, Apr 9, 2006.

  1. harryb

    harryb Rookie

    Nov 22, 2005
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    I just had my 15k mile service done 3 months ago

    So today I am driving and the car starts to overheat and the steering becomes rough so I pull over and notice that the car is leaking fluid.

    I had the car towed to my local dealer but any Ideas what is wrong?
     
  2. Simon^2

    Simon^2 F1 World Champ

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    what color was the fluid? was it radiator fluid? overheating and steering probs together should be pretty simple to identify the root cause of. not much commonality there. might be as simple as a loose fan belt.

    my guess is your dealer will know within 1 hour of looking at the car.
     
  3. Simon^2

    Simon^2 F1 World Champ

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    Any news???
     
  4. harryb

    harryb Rookie

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    It was a loose belt which caused the problem only an $800.000 fix not bad at all.

    Can not pick up untill Friday though
     
  5. paulchua

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    Was driving in, I see some water drops and bunch of water vapor smoke, steering is rough, and temp goes off the scale...thinking similar issue. Having it checked out.
     
  6. killer58

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    Bet it's the belt- the water pump and power steering are driven off the same one.

    Hopefully, it won't cost $800 to replace a $25 belt and fluids !!
     
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  7. paulchua

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    Just had the water pump.and belt replaced, might have come loose, thanks for your reply!
     
  8. paulchua

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    Yup, popped it open, belt was shredded. Getting it replaced. my past guy must have botched the install.

    :(

    Cheers
     
  9. paulchua

    paulchua Moderator
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    Did a compression test just in case a gasket blew - came in flying colors all around 200. Nice.
    Ordered the belt, having it installed, and a check to make sure the belts don't 'jump'
     
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  10. paulchua

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    @yelcab I'll drop it off one of these days to ya to have you take a look as well. It's at Ted's at the moment.
     

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