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Battery Light and Temperature Gauge

My battery light came on and the temperature gauge light came on as well. Along with that my steering wheel is hard to steer. What could it be?

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I would be looking at the drive belt missing or so bad that it has to be replaced . The battery light is from the alternator not charging --- the increase in temperature is from the water pump not working and the hard steering is from the power steering pump not working. All indications that the drive belt is missing or shot.

Posted on Feb 16, 2014


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SOURCE: light to compass & temperature gauge

bad bulb or fuse, also check that you have a good ground behind that panel as the screws do sometimes come loose on SUV's (four wheeling, potholes, etc.)

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SOURCE: I have a 1994 Ford Taurus. The battery light went

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SOURCE: 2001 Ford Escort ZX2 -

Do NOT drive a car when a warning light comes on!

The most likely was you threw the alternator belt.
But that also powers the water pump.
So you badly over heated it.
When the water is no longer pumped, it will boil out the overflow.
The gauge will read cold, but the engine is smoking.
But now let it cool off naturally.
Rapid cooling is bad also.
Then refill the coolant with 50/50 mix, check for anything frozen, like alternator or water pump, that could have caused the last belt to fail. If you don't find anything wrong, then change the belt and hope for the best.

If you blew the head gasket from overheating, you will find an increasing loss of coolant or overheating, rough running, water in the oil, or oil in the water.

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SOURCE: lost powering steering, battery light on, check engine temp on

Your vehicle is overheating. You need to check and see if there is any coolant left. If your heater hasn't been working that means you are low on coolant which in turn makes your engine over heat. Look at your owners manual and it will tell you which type of antifreeze you need and how much water and what not.

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