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I have a 01 ford focus and I was driving along and lost power steering. My batt light came on and then the car started to overheat. What the hell??? Any help is much appreciated!!!

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Check your belt. Lack of maintenance.

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I may want to get an OBD-2 code reader it does run scans on the emission sensors( fumes capture, evap, ehxaust recirculation....). there are too many things going on at once to really pinpoint the exact problem. I tried.

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the pump may have locked up,try turning it with the belt off,since its off now,which is why the battery light came on and lost power.Anyhow turn it back and forth feel for end shaft play,drain about 1 pint of fluid out by using a turkey baster, and add 1 pint of dot 3 brake fluid to the powersteering fluid,it helps with lubricating the bearings and seals.

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its quite quite simple;take your pipes of and block them off reconnect them to new pump and replace pump to in line belts.adrian;;;

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SOURCE: code- c1517. overheat protection mode not present

go to a local garage and ask them if they have a diagnostic machine go into corsa c, then chassis, these corsas have electric power steering there is a fault with the motor

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