Well, I thought the old thread I read said suspension hose....now I recall it said the surpentine belt. You are correct, I don't know much about cars. Matter of fact, I probably only know how to check the fluids, change the oil, change the tires, and check fuses, which is a lot more than some women know. I plan to change that though. I just find some comfort in knowing what the problem could be. Seized??? Ok, I gotta get the dictionary.