What happens when the power steering belt breaks?
Also question is, can you drive a car with a broken power steering belt?
I wouldn't recommend driving while the power steering belt is broken; not only because it is a safety issue, but also because it can cause additional damage to power steering systems. I'd recommend having your power steering belt replaced as soon as possible; and before you drive the vehicle further.
Also Know, how do you know if your power steering belt is bad? Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Power Steering Belt
- Noises coming from the belt. While you are driving, if you notice a squealing, grinding, or chirping noise coming from the front of your car, it could be the power steering belt wearing down.
- Inspect the belt for damages.
- Slipping belt.
- Best left to the professionals.
Similarly, you may ask, what happens if a belt breaks while driving?
If a timing belt breaks while driving in an interference engine, the camshaft stops turning leaving some of the engine valves in the open position. This may result in a heavy damage to the engine with broken or bent valves, damaged pistons and, possibly, destroyed cylinder head and block.
How much does it cost to replace a power steering belt?
The replacement cost is only going to be between $90 and $200 in most cases. The belt itself will cost between $25 and $75 while the labor costs will probably be between $75 and $120.