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2001 Escort ZX2 - Battery light + Power steering

While I was driving, The battery light came on and the power steering stopped working. I turned it off at a red light and back extra problems, but nothing reset (my lack of knowledge told me to attempt this).

I also turned off the radio, to try and unload some of the electric pull from the battery (i had a custom system), and to hear if it was making any noises.


But I don't have a clue what caused this or how to fix it. Any ideas?

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  • Jalancrawf Nov 03, 2008

    I figured out what was wrong with it. The serpentine belt came off. I just bought another one and put the new one on, and presto's fixed. Why it came off is still a mystery. The old belt wasn't actually old.

  • homeswithdan Feb 09, 2009

    My belt actually broke almost in 2. Is this belt something that I can replace myself?



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I'm glad you figured it out that it was the serpentine belt and if you have this problem again check out the belt tensioner

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