Help! What is this?
Last week, my wife reversed her GTV onto the drive and a loose paving slab flipped up and smacked the bottom of the car. The steering suddenly went stiff (she said it locked in place?) and she couldn't turn the wheel. I think the engine was still running ok, but she turned it straight off.
When she got out, the part in the attached photos was lying on the ground. I am currently laid up recovering from a minor op, so am unable to get out and crawl around under the car.
Can anyone tell me what it is? It looks like the central bolt in the part behind the pulley has sheared off. I am asuming it is something to do with the power steering system? As it was smacked from below, I would also assume it is at the bottom of the engine bay somewhere.
I am just interested to know so I don't get stiffed if it has to go to a local garage, or perhaps it is something I can fit once I'm better?
I'm sure it's obvious to someone on here, but not being a mechanic, I am happy to admit my lack of ability to know what it is staright away.
Any help would be appreciated.