cant start on 2002 Mazda Tribute

my mother was driving and the car just stop,sterring got stiff.but light still come on.please help me

by in Providence, RI on March 30, 2011
1 answer
ANSWER by on March 30, 2011
First thing is to have a shop troubleshoot this and it might need to be towed to them www.repairpal.com/directory The first thing I would check is the battery connections because if they lose contact and the power shuts off the engine will die and and the power steering will get stiff because its powered by the engine running. If the battery is bad it will still light the lights and play the radio but won't have the amps to engage the starter and power the ignition. AAA tow service has a battery replacement service available in some areas so if you have AAA call them to help with this.