I took my 2000 Mitsubishi Mirage into the shop today because of some issues:
- It was making a lot of racket, squealing, grinding, etc. Not Good.
- On one occasion, After initial start up, Power steering went out of it and then the car immediately died, but on trying to start it again, it worked fine albeit a bit noisy.
The shop inspected it, and told me my ac compressor had gone wonky, which is unfortunate for my car because the power steering belt wraps around it, and the compressor had to be replaced. They gave me an estimate for 1035.44 . Yikes. I’m a college student. I can’t afford that.
I could care less about the a/c. Would it be possible to take the compressor out, and rig a pully in its place so that the power steering would work?