2000 Mercury Villager Q&A

2000 Mercury Villager Question: steering becomes very constricted and the break light comes on

Last night i went to pull out and i had trouble steering and it seemed as if my power steering was out. I got my husband and he came out and it seemed fine. He pulled arounnd then all the sudden the steering wheel doesnt want to turn and when it does that the break light comes on. Then we stop continue to go again then just a minute later it does it again. We parked it. We hope someone may have a idea to help us! -
Answer 1
The steering should should not in any way b connected to the brake lights. DO you mean the brake lights at the rear of the van come on when you experience the steering problem or is it the warning lights on the dash come on? If the steering pump is seizing up or failing it may bind up causing a heavy load on the engine that may cause the fan belt to "burn" or "slip" but the load on the engine I guess could cause the engine to stall bringing on the dash warning lights. What ever the issue is it is a safety issue that needs to be looked into. I hope it ends up being something not to serious/expensive. Autozone have some popular workshop manuals for free on line once you register (for free) on their website http://bit.ly/autozone_repair_info. There is a company that independent auto repair shops get their information from, this same information is available inexpensively for people that work on their own cars.. The information is year make and model specific, covering repair procedures, torque specifications, fluid capacities and specifications, service bulletins, component locations, wiring diagrams ect.... Alldata is very easy to navigate http://bit.ly/AllData_Repair_Manuals_Online -
Comment 1
Its the warning light on the dash. The belt does not make noise & the motor does not stall either. -