2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser Repair Question
Steering and Brakes locked up
WHAT is causing my brakes tires AND steering to lock up?
Is it possible that water is freezing? If so, it can freeze on the brake pads and cause a loss of brakes. Water will act like grease on the brakes and render them useless. It is common to have brake fade after driving through water. Disc brakes do a fairly good job of squeegeeing the water off but you still must test the brakes until they start working again. If enough water gets on the serpentine belt it can slip over the power steering pump pulley. You can not lose steering but you can lose the power assist until the belt starts working again, typically within less than 10 - 15 seconds.
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