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No speedometer or power steering

So a few days ago I was driving my car everything was fine. I parked for about 4 hours, on the drive home I noticed the speedometer wasnt working at all, and the steering was a little stiffer, not as if there was no power steering but just not 100%, the fluid is still at a healthy level. the miles are not being counted and the speedo doesnt budge but all other guages are working well. when the car is off and I hold the "check" button on the dash it shows the MPH2 sign with a slash through it. A week earlier when I was driving it was showing 22mph for about 30 seconds when I knew I was going about 40 then it jumps up to where it was supposed to be and was fine for 4 days until it stopped working entirely. I live in Michigan and we had a freeze while it was parked but Its been above freezing today and last night but these things still arent working so im a bit stumped. Any help would be most appreciated im trying to save some $$, like i said, Michigan. Thank you.

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Sensor for speed got full of ice and seized or something similar.power steering ??tricky this one ,,,belt could be slipping if its belt driven and not electric on this model.remember europeon models can differ to export ones.Oil in resevoir could be wrong grade and its too thick for your artic weather .....build up of ice around steering joints causing them to need more grunt to turn...i would wait till weather warms up before worrying about power steering as evan if it fails completely you will still turn it ok.speedo? again wait till thaws till you try changing the sensor sure this jam jar has the sensor on the wheel behind the brake disk but knowing me i have got it wrong again .Known as old timers but not yet alzeimers (I hope) well its not that cold here in spain on the med anyway ,YET

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