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I have a 2008 Tuscon 2wd whenever it rains and I drive thru a water puddle the brake and engine light come on with lost of power steering, belt squeels momentarly 20to 30 sec during lost of power steering, then comes back. Have had vehicle steering rack replaced at dealership and been back 3 more times for related problems, any suggestions?

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    Jeff Turcotte Oct 04, 2010

    Water is getting on your belt. Check splash shields under belt--did they fall off?

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When you went through the puddle water got all over your serpentine belt causing it to slip,so that is why you lost your steering and the alternator stopped charging which is on the same circuit as the brake light sensor. So if everything is all right now do not wast your money at a shop everything will be fine:)

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All I had the same symptoms above, i.e. changed timing belt went ahead and had new water pump and accessory belts replaced. Noticed slight squeal after picking car-up, this became progressively worse as the colder months set in. But after the car warmed up not much of a big deal. Or I out of the blindness of my heart because I was torturing people in the parking deck with the ear blowing squeal I set my mind to fixing the problem, willing to spend any amount on parts ect.

After readjusting the power steering belt to no avail I noticed something strange about the adjustment bolt on the alternator bracket. I could see that it was not screwed in as far as it once was based on markings on the bolt. Note the power steering runs of this pulley. I loosened the bolt on the alternator turned the bolt in to its original position, tightened everything up alternator & power steering and guess what, all is like new. Note: All belts were tight before it appears that this bolt slightly change the angle of the angle of the pulley or it may add some additional pressure.

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