2001 Pontiac Sunfire

Asked by Oct 19, 2017 at 01:42 AM about the 2001 Pontiac Sunfire

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

After doing errands today I found steering wheel
was not turning properly left or right very difficult
but was driving straight on my way home my
antifreeze Reserve pop and antifreeze was
everywhere can someone give me some idea of
what's going on waiting for a mechanic to come
see it

5 Answers

26,735

If the anti-freeze is on the power steering belt and belt was slipping then this can be the cause for the hard steering. The power steering has hoses too that may have burst and leaking or pump has gone out and needs replaced. I doubt these two issues happened at the same time but is possible so I will address it. More likely the belt has slipped off or belt is slipping, if belt did slip off or broke then it may have knocked off the Reservoir cap.

26,735

Or if drive belt broke or came off then it may have burst the reservoir causing the leak of anti-freeze. If so check radiator hoses too and replace belt with new parts..

26,735

Should be able to find a reservoir at a junk yard or online site like ebay used & cheap price.

Come to find out my tensor broke loosening the belt so the power steering stop working and that also led to the the reserve bottle breaking.

26,735

Glad you figured it out.

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