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The power steering has just cut out while driving, causing the "low gas", "Brake", "Park Brake" and "Low windshield wiper fluid" lights t come on. Is this problem systemic or is it linked to the lack of power steering?

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It sounds like your auxiliary belt has snapped causing you no alternator power and power steering. Replace the belt to fix.

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