Re: i was drive my girlfriend van doing heavy rain
There is a kit that needs to be installed to keep water off belt and replacement belt should be ribbed. We had same issue 3 or 4 times, once kit was installed didn't have anymore issues. Dealer is definitely aware of issue and places like PepBoys probably would be too.
This should have been a recall, if you push dealer may provide a break.
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It means the power steering pump is no longer operating and so providing the required power assistance.
You either have a power steering fluid leak in the system and much of the fluid has been lost or the power steering pump itself has failed. You should not try and drive the car when you have this problem because the steering will be far too heavy to drive safely and because if a fluid leak has run the pump nearly dry you will cause damage to the PS pump.
The first thing to do is check the power steering fluid reservoir in the engine compartment. If it is low or empty you have a leak in the system. You can refill the system with new fluid but it will continue to leak until the leak is addressed and you will have to constantly add new PS fluid. In the case of a major leak the car will not be driveable as the PS fluid will be lost very rapidly. Without fluid you will quickly ruin the pump and you will also have no power assistance in your steering.
some also have a transmission computer on the firewall that interfer with driving down the road if they go bad it will cause vehicle to downshift and go slow and then go no where until it cools down then it will crank and go again.
The oil pressure light probably came on when the engine stopped. You would have lost your power accessories then too. Someone will need to figure out if you have lost fuel to the injectors and/or spark to the plugs to know where to look for the problem.
This is not related to rain, the APP or the acclerator pedal went to a fail safet APP1 or APP2 did not correlate, but this is only for TPS fault and since then you have recovered The steering is power related or charging related,do not interfere with the charging system ECU okay to cover it but the battery can handle the rain,something on the battery has conducted power go to the positvie terminal in the engine compartment and see if the 30amp or 40amp fuse is open it has to be tested
Both power steering and power brakes depend upon the engine to be running to work. "Turning over" is what happens when you turn the key and the engine turns. (your starter turns the engine so it can start...it does not actually start it) If it does that (turns) and the engine isn't starting, it could be something as simple as wet ignition wires or coil, but can be many other things as well. (wires can be wiped down with a rag and wd40 or dried off with a hair dryer. Make sure the inside of the distributor cap is dry as well (if you have one)). The rain may have something to do with it, or it just happened to be raining when it stopped. You need to check that the battery is fully charged and that you are getting spark, air and fuel into the engine. Then, whichever is missing is what you need to find the reason why it's not there. In any computer controlled system, to find a problem, you will need a haynes or chilton manual and a decent multi-meter to do testing with. Guessing will usually cost you more than buying both. You can check the items I outlined without any complicated tools etc. so, do that first. Also make sure the drivebelt on the engine is still there. If it is gone, the battery will discharge and of course, it won't start. If you need further help after you get into testing, just ask.
I HAD THE SAME PROBLEM BUT WITH AN ASTRO VAN. THE PROBLEM WAS WATER WAS GETTING INTO THE FUEL PUMP CONNECTOR UNDERNEATH THE VAN, NEXT TO THE FUEL TANK.THIS WAS CAUSING A SHORT, NOT BAD ENOUGH TO BLOW THE FUSE, BUT ENOUGH TO CAUSE THE PUMP TO SHUT DOWN. BEST WAY TO DUPLICATE THE PROBLEM IS TO FIND THE CONNECTOR AND SPRAY IT WITH WATER WHILE THE VAN IS RUNNING. ALSO DO A WIGGLE TEST, THIS IS DONE BY GRABBING THE HARNESS TO THE PUMP AND MOVING IT AROUND, IF YOU HAVE A LOOSE CONNECTOR OR A BAD WIRE THE VAN SHOULD SHUT OFF.