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check drive belt . If it drives the power steering as well then it may be loose and not driving the water pump and alternator (battery light and temperature rise)/ Loose belt on power steering pump = squeal noise
Sounds like the belt came off.(I believe this is a serpentine belt,not sure.) If the belt came off,one of the accesories on that belt probably seized up,or maybe the idler pulley,if it has one.This would explain the battery light(regulator sees that the key is on but the alternator isn't charging) and the lack of power steering(less noticeable if the vehicle is moving).
Check the power steering fluid levels. Also the pump may need replacing if it isn't delivering enough hydraulic pressure to the steering box. Be sure to lube all the steering components on the chassis if possible.
I just replaced my auto tensioner tonight which was making a noise. It was pretty difficult as there is not much space and it is very hard to get the tools in there. The way you remove the tensioner is to first remove the main drive belt. Then you need to remove the bolts to the power steering pump. I did not remove the power steering pump lines, as the book recomended. Lastly, and the most diffecult part was removing the final bolt ( 1 of 3 ) on the tensioner itself which was hidden at the bottom of the tensior. This bolt was obstructed by one of the engine mounting brakets which I had to remove. The installation if the exact reverse. I was able to buy a Gates Tensioner from Amazon.com for $27.00. It worked well and stopped the noise. The entire process took about 4 hours, due to the tightness. I don't advise you to try it unless you have good tools, and plenty of patience. I'm glad its over, and the total cost was only $27.00 which I guess made it worth it.
very much sounds like a belt ,and that was the alternator light whether the same beltdrives them both or it was stalled with abit of the belt that was breaking up ,who knows ?i wouldn`t recommend you drive it dependant on the type of power steering it is ,some serious damage could result ,that would be a lot more to fix than the cost of a tow .
Look carefully under the hood, car manufacturers place a decal w/ the belt routing diagram somewhere under the hood in the engine compartment. If u can't find it, check your owners manual, if u don't have one, let me know and I will research further to find it for u.