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12-27-2008, 04:06 PM
so i been having quite a few problems wit my beast(power steering pump, heater not blowing out warm or evn hot air,had a problem with a coolant leak that i thought was caused by the freeze plugs) and i ended up finding out my serpentine belt was split down the middle about 60-65% through the entire belt. Numerous teeth missing and a nice amount of fraying on the outside of the belt. Decided id start by getting that changed first. Went with the Goodyear Gatorback belt. After a nice fight with the motor mount bracket on the engine and about an hour later the new belt was on. Started it up...had power steering. Let it warm up for about 10 minutes...had HOT heat. And no leaking....reservoir still full. Would a bad belt really cause that many problems? and even just by changing a bad belt, would it make stuff better and work properly again? i can maybe see with the P/S....but the heater and the coolant leak? is this normal? or does it sound like there is somethin more to being wrong with my car? i drove it today for 30 mins and didnt have a single problem. Temp gauge didnt raise or kinda lost. Thnks to all who give feedback

12-27-2008, 04:20 PM
If the water pump isn't circulating the coolant through the engine the heater core will probably have a hard time getting warm.

12-27-2008, 06:14 PM
Yeah if that Water Pump isn't pushing water, you will have Temp Problems and no Heat. I'm not sure if that should fix your coolant leak... if anything it would probably get worse cause the pump is moving the coolant around.