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Powering steering maybe - or not........

LST NIGHT WHILE DRIVING THE TARUS- MY POWERING STEERING WOULDNT LET ME TRN OR ANY THING. SO I LIFT THE HOOD AND NOW NONE OF BELTS WOULD TRN.. MAKING A SQUEELING SOUND AND RUNNING ALL MY GAUGES WRONG.. MELTING A BELT AND MAKING EVERYTHING WRONG.. I LOOKED AT THE OLD STEERING PUMP AND ITS NO PROMBLEM WITH IT.. WHAT IN THE WORLD WOULD MAKE THESE BELTS FREEZE.. MY WATER PUMP IS ON FROOZE , WHAT IS IT PLEASE SOO I CAN FIX IT

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Something seized up to prevent the belt from turning, it could have been any component that the belt spins: a/c compressor, idler pulley, belt tensioner, and yes your water pump or power steering pump. How do u know the ps. pump is ok? Did u remove the belt and spin the pulley by hand? That would determine what is not working, remove the belt and check all the pulleys for binding, seizure. If the belt isn't spinning, but the car is running, your gauges would go whacky. Let me know what froze up. countrycurt0

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Check the AC compressor pulley, it is the one that useually freezes up

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