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Old 03-28-2008, 10:04 PM
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Battery Light is ON, No Power steering!!

my battery light on the dash came on today, and all of a sudden no more power steering, also the temperature gauge went nearly to the red zone. I'm really worry now, please help!!

Battery was replaced early this year.
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Old 03-28-2008, 10:14 PM
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I suspect that your accessory belt ain't there.
So hence alternator can't charge battery, no power steering and no cooling.
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Old 03-28-2008, 10:40 PM
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thanks 01 BMW_X5! the belt is really missing!! So would i still be able to drive around without accessory belt for now? any help appreciate!
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I suspect that your accessory belt ain't there.
So hence alternator can't charge battery, no power steering and no cooling.

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Old 03-28-2008, 11:11 PM
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Your battery will die at some point if you do that.....Phil
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Old 03-29-2008, 08:12 AM
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And you gonna blow the head gasket if you haven't done so already, and you gonna get strong arm muscles from trying to steer without assistance from the power steering.
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Same thing happened to me on the highway a few months ago. I pulled over just before overheating. There is probably a reason why your accessory belt went out. Your mechanic should check out the components that run off the belt. The water pump is one of the things powered by the accessory belt and your car will overheat very quickly without a functioning one. In my case, my water pump failed and caused the belt to break. I definitely wouldn't drive the car in that condition, just have it towed to a shop.
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Old 03-30-2008, 12:19 PM
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thankyou guys!! the car is in the shop now, wont able to get it till monday.
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Old 03-30-2008, 12:31 PM
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Please keep us updated on how much it cost to repair, so us DIYer's can rejoice about how much money we do save to put into other mods//hobbies/SO's shopping habits. LOL
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Ugh..... I found this thread just now. The exact same thing happened to me on the way home from work this evening and I almost got sent into the offramp wall.

Luckily it happened 2 minutes from home. Gonna take it to the Indy shop tomorrow...



--Update--

Had it towed to my Indy shop. Water Pump went out. $700 parts + labor to replace the pump + belts.

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