what would make my battery light, engine overheat lights come on, and the steering to be stiff? this just began this afternoon.
battery light came on, steering became stiff,engine overheat light came on on 1999 Saturn SL
It sounds like the drive belt has come off or has broken. The drive belt would turn the power steering pump, the alternator, and the water pump. Check to see if the drive belt is missing.
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