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1997 Cadillac DeVille Question: Steering just got very difficult and battery light on?

 

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jennjenn71, Blythewood, SC, January 04, 2013, 07:00
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Driving my car my steering just died and the battery light came on. Car drives fine except for steering.

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    Prestige Auto Works (191 Answers) , Sacramento, CA - (916) 550-9579
    Prestige Auto Works January 04, 2013, 08:17
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    It is possible that your alternator has lost power by the belt and your charging light has come on. Your car may run until the battery runs out of charge. Maybe the same belt that powers the alternator also is for your power steering pump. Start by checking your belts.

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    jennjenn71, January 04, 2013, 08:20
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    Thanks. Since the car has been sitting for 2-3 years my husband was not surprised and is able to replace the belt and go from there. I was just shocked when it happened. Thank you for your response.

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    Greg's Orange Auto (14238 Answers) , Orange, CA - (714) 361-9386
    globalhelper January 04, 2013, 12:24
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    YES CK BELT OR TIGHTNESS THEN CK CHARGING SYSTEM

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