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Volt light is on

Drove through water. Volt light is on. Power stering is gone.

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Hi Friend:

It sounds like your Drive Belt (Serpetine) Belt Either came off or Broke.

Or you have gotten water in your Power Steering Pump and Shorted out Your Alternator.

Check these out by opening your Hood Look to See if the Drive Belts Still There or Broken.

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Your lucky you didn't hydro lock the engine. You probably shorted the alternator and its not putting out amps needed to operate most accessories on the vehicle (like power steering pump). Have the charging system checked out. Replace the items the repair shop tells you to replace.

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