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sudden engine overheat and loss of power steering

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Hi, 

Mine is a 2006 2 litre X-type diesel. It's done 65,000. She was purring like a kitten when I picked her up 3 weeks ago but last week I had noticed a loader intermittent clicking sound when turned on. I took it to a garage they said it sounded fine. Then yesterday I came off the motorway after 10 miles and nearing home noticed the power steering locking up. I just about got the car back and the oil temperature reading was touching the red and a message saying about engine overheating. The fan was going at maximum for ages even when the car was off. I restarted the car a while later and it sounded like a tin can. Later still I turned the key and the engine was quite again but the steering column still resisting. 

Any advice would be highly valued.

Thank you, Steve.

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Steve,

Sounds like the belt driving the PAS pump has failed - this also drives the water pump! (Or the PAS pump has failed and taken out the water pump in someway?)

I replaced both on mine at the same time.

As you look at the engine, from in front of the car, the belt concerned is on the right hand side as opposed to the drive belt for the alternator & A/C on the left.

Good Luck

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Thank you so much Frazer.

As you suggested the drive belt had slipped out as a pulley had moved due to 2 loose bolts and one that had snapped. These were replaced and the car is sorted of those issues now. It cost £81 which didn't upset me. However the drive belt to the left is making a bit of noise. Is there anything to do to quieten this a touch. Perhaps more significantly though on starting up the engine today, twice, the car seemed to croke as if struggling for fuel (I get paranoid the garage did something during the fix) then when it's running it's smooth and powerful and quiet again.

Thanks again, Steve.

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On 6/29/2019 at 3:35 PM, steve1001 said:

Thank you so much Frazer.

As you suggested the drive belt had slipped out as a pulley had moved due to 2 loose bolts and one that had snapped. These were replaced and the car is sorted of those issues now. It cost £81 which didn't upset me. However the drive belt to the left is making a bit of noise. Is there anything to do to quieten this a touch. Perhaps more significantly though on starting up the engine today, twice, the car seemed to croke as if struggling for fuel (I get paranoid the garage did something during the fix) then when it's running it's smooth and powerful and quiet again.

Thanks again, Steve.

Steve, the only issue I had with the drive belt on the left was when the crankshaft pulley decided to break up. That then shredded the belt. May pay to get a bright light down on that side of the engine and have a close look.

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