Question about 2000 Ford Escort
Only diagnose the system if you know what your doing and don't mind working with VERY dangerous compressed liquids and gasses. The first thing i'd check is the pressure on the low side of the system. You can get a refridgerant check gauge at most auto parts stores. It should only fit on the low pressure side nozzle. Gauges will give you example normal pressure levels. If you get a gauge/canister of r134a, they also include instructions for adding if needed.
The A/C and the power steering are two sperate systems, however they are driven by the same belt, and it makes sence if the belt snaped and flew of the pulleys if would make noise on its way out, and with out a belt powering the a/c compressor and the power steering pump, you lose both. So first thing I'd do is check that belt, either its broken or maybe the tensioner gave out and it's slipping, either way...it's gotta be the belt thats the only way those two systems could fail at the same time, that belt is the only thing they share.-, Ford Mechanic
It is possible that when freeze plug blew vehicle overheated and caused high pressure in the a/c system resulting in loss of refrigerant charge .
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