Steering becomes harder, all warning lights come on, engine dies
Autozone diagnosed the problem as a fialaed alternator.
Replaced alternator and had them check it again because the battery icon was on. Autozone checked again and pronounced both alternator and battery ok.
During test drive the power steering became harder, the dash warning lights came on, headlights dimmed and went out, dash lights went out, but engine kept running.
Discovered the posative battery terminal broke just below the fuse box next to the battery. Repaired the connection and car runs fine, but now the airbag indicator fuse blows and the air bag icon is on all the time.
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Start with checking the alternator voltage with a multimeter. With the car off check the voltage in the battery which should be holding 12v charged less if flat of course then start the car and test the battery again. If the alternator is good you should be getting a reading of 14 to 14.5 v if it's the alternator it'll A) not put any charge into the battery or B) be a very low voltage being anything under 13.5 v
Was the battery unhooked recently, Alternator or battery could be faulty, you can check them with a digital meter. The Immobilizer light may go away after you adress the battry/charging fault.
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only 2 reasons for battery dying. 1. bad battery. 2. bad alternator. batteries should never die unless your leaving things on such as light etc. even then after a jumpstart the alternator should charge it back up after a little while of running. Have your battery tested if it is good then it will most likely be ur alternator. Hope I could be of some help.
could be anything from tyre pressures to the belt slipping ,also try putting some engine oil on top of the suspension strut where their is a nut that holds the shock absorber to the bearing ,this bearing goes dry and stiff on modern cars for some reason --- drop of oil on top will soak through after a day or two and ease the steering ,it does work honest as daft as it sounds
THIS HAPPEN TO ME ALSO THE THECNICIAS DO NOT HAVE AN ANSWER TOOK CAR IN FOR DIAGNOSE NOTINNG WRONG THEY SAY NOW THE WARRANTY EXPIRE THE STERRING HOSE BREAKES AND LEAK BUT BEFORE THIS HAPPEND i TOOK CAR TO HAVE CK. ON THE PROBLEM BECAUSE IT WAS HADR TO TURN FIRST TIME IN THE MORNING NO SOLUTION NOW IS DOWN
You have 2 Problems, First problem batteries dying you have to make sure connections secure and alternator is charging your batteries (go to an Autozone or Discount advanced they will tell you). The Sputtering is either a bad SPARK PLUG or a damaged Cable going to the spark plug..Change them every 2 years.
Sounds like the belt that drives your steering pump is the same belt that drives your alternator, eh? Are you sure you don't have a loose, slipping, or broken steering/alternator belt? I assume you have looked under the hood, and that the engine did not die.
Check the steering fluid level, as mentioned above, and inspect the belts. Steering pumps need their fluid, BUT I Can't imagine why a low steering fluid level would cause the warning lights to come on unless a belt is at fault or the engine died. Belt could still be in place, but just sliding across the crucial pulleys. So watch it run and note if all the pulleys are turning or not. I'm betting the belt broke, slipped, or an accessory pulley locked up. Namely: steering pump or alternator.
Report back if this is not the problem please. Hope this helps. Tater Todd