what causes a 96 chevy suburban to overheat and lose steering
on 1996 Chevrolet Suburban 1500

it started making a squeeking noise and then it started smoking. i pulled over and put oil in. the noise went away but now the check gages and battery light are on and its very hard to steer

Asked by for the 1996 Chevrolet Suburban 1500
I think you lost your belt. Check under the hood and you should see a long rubber belt looping around the front of your engine. If it's not there or is there in pieces, replace it immediately as your water pump requires the belt to circulate water.
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The no steering sounds like something to do with your power steering. Maybe you lpst your power steering belt