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Power steering went out while driving and the battery light went on, but then went off again. I parked it (with struggle) in a parking lot. Can I drive it again before getting it looked at, if it starts?

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Very much sounds like a belt ,and that was the alternator light whether the same beltdrives them both or it was stalled with abit of the belt that was breaking up ,who knows ?i wouldn`t recommend you drive it dependant on the type of power steering it is ,some serious damage could result ,that would be a lot more to fix than the cost of a tow .

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YOUR SERPENTIN BELT , CAME OF THE PULLYS, OR BELT BROKE, OR THERE A BAD PULLY. DONT DRIVE BECAUSE WITH BELT OFF CAR WILL OVER HEAT DUE TO THAT THE BELT DRIVES THE WATER PUMP, POWER STREEING PUMP, ALTERNATOR, ALSO ALSO WILL DRIAN YOUR BATTERY.

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It would be a good idea to look under the hood and take a look and see if the belt has came off or if the power steering pump ar any other component has seized up. Driving it without making sure there is a belt for the chargeing system or waterpump could be a bad idea.More damage may be caused.If the belt looks to be in tact and you start your car and see that their is no risk of overheating or draining your battery from belt being off, you may be able to drive a short distance if needed but it is still not recommended since steering is hard to manage.

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Check and see if the engine belt is broken do not drive
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