why is the steering heavy while turning, also loss of radio and auto windows

Asked by May 06, 2017 at 04:37 PM about the 1997 Ford Taurus GL

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

97 taurus, if the car is in reverde, drive or at low speed there is loss of lights
and steering very hard and heavy. but when its in neutral or park it works

3 Answers

Probably needs power steering fluid and a new battery and/or alternator.

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Sounds like the idle is dipping too low. The serpentine belt then spins slower, making the steering harder and the light to dim. Time for a tune up. Any lights lit up on the dash?

no lights on the dash it indicate an issue. when at low speed or turening the steering is heavy hard to turn, I did notice that the seatbelt indicator light when click and come on and also at the smae time the power windows would not work it has a a new serpintine belt and all new pulleys we also replaced the spark plugs and distruibor and cap

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