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89 Seville, Power Steering Lockup, Battery Not Charging Light,

While driving today, the Battery Not Charing light and the Temp Light came on. The power steering failed, though I was still able to drive the car. Slight smell of coolant under the hood. Air conditioner was not on, was not idling long, not driving upi hills. This problem has never occurred. Any suggestions? Thanks, Marc

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  • honeymokey
    honeymokey May 11, 2010

    What was it? Belt?

  • dan May 11, 2010

    sounds like a coolant leak. have you seen any coolant under the car?

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Sounds like a bad belt.

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