Originally Posted by GXP Venom
Way old thread, please start you own new in things like this. The splash pans on a GXP make it pretty hard to get the belt wet. The bottom of the engine bay is completely covered. Next to impossible unless your driving through a pond sized puddle. I have never seen mine such. I'm of the mind the sensation is in fact the StabilTrack dampening the steering hard. The power loss is timing being pulled by the same sytem. Something it can do quite strongly in wet or icy conditions. As far as the NHSTA, pffft. the car'* to old and it'* too late. Typically they won't raise an eyebrow till something either burst into flames or people Die.
Perhaps a component was left off my vehicle during it'* build.
Looking directly down at the serpentine belt area on my car there is a substantial opening adjacent to the wheel through which moisture can be deflected onto the serpentine belt causing it to slip for as much as 30 seconds. I have numerous instances of this happening and it has nothing to do with the StabilTrack system. Loss of power steering is complete until the belt sheds the moisture and begins to drive the power steering pump, AC etc.
If your vehicle, in fact, has a cover in this area of the engine compartment please let me know. I would certainly like to find one to put on my car to eliminate this unsettling condition.