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Car dies, jump starts but steering is hard

Car died while driving and making a squealing noise. Jump started, noise went away but battery light warning light on and unable to steer (hard).

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With the squealing noise and the hard steering and stalling I would suspect that the power steering pump has failed and seized . As to all the lights problem if the belt is not working and it also drives the alternator then the battery light will come on also

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Hard to steer and battery light on sounds like a broken belt

Posted on Feb 09, 2014

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SOURCE: squeal which sounds like it's underneath the car.

Do you know if he turned the rotors when brakes were done?

Posted on Jan 07, 2009

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SOURCE: power steering makes loud noise after driving for

If the rack is accessible you could try to bleed the rack lines to get fresh fluid to the rack. Sometimes this helps. If not accessible or bleeding doesn't help Yes the rack is due for replacement.

Posted on Oct 14, 2009

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SOURCE: loud squealing from power steering pump - do I need new PS pump?

Hi Norman,

Sounds like the adjustment may not be correct on the power steering belt, with the tension not being enough, after you replaced the belt ?

Try giving it a little more tension, and go from there.

Hope I have been of help.

Good Luck !

John.

Posted on Jan 15, 2009

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SOURCE: Car Dies while driving and/or Wont even start after being driven

I would buy a cheap Votage meter from Walmart or Radio Shack and check voltage at the Battery. It should be 12.5 or more. Red positive lead of meter goes to red Battery wire. Black lead goes to black Battery wire on top of Battery.

You can check Alternator charging too, the same way The Voltage should jump to 12.8-13.5 volts. My Toyota would shut off and then start back up after moving the connection to the big fuses in the engine compartment Good Luck.

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SOURCE: 2003 Toyota Prius Hybrid, Power Steering problem

I don't know about hybrids, but on most vechiles, you check power steering fluid with engine running.

Posted on Jun 23, 2009

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