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Power steering stopped working, battery light came on, car overheated on a 2001 taurus: being told by mechanic that the air conditioner compressor needs to be replaced. Sounded to like the belt needs to be replaced.

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Unforutionatly your mechanic may be right if the ac compressor locked up it will eat the belt and make the other things not work like the water pump ,altanator,power steering.esay to check though remove belt see if you can turn the ac pump by hand.if you mechanic is worth his salt he will even show you this.

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