Well, luckily it was only about a 7 mile drive to the mech. But now I'm scared. It looks like a mess.
I left the car overnight, and I'm going to call right now to ask what's going on and what the damage is.
It doesn't sound good at all right now. Because we know 3 things for sure.
Belt is snapped.
Power steering is not working, but I'm not sure if it's because the belt wasn't turning the rotor, or because the pump itself is not working. (of course the mech is probably going to try and tell me that the most expensive of the two, it being the pump out, is what is wrong)
Expansion pack is cracked (has been this whole time)
But from the sounds of it, he wants to replace the WHOLE cooling system, which would be fine....if I could AFFORD it right now.
And he will probably want to replace the entire Power Steering system (pump and hoses and whatnot), which I can't afford to either!
I'm willing to fork out a couple hundred bucks....and maybe up to 1500 if he can give me a payment plan. But I just don't have the cash to spend on big repairs like these at the moment.