FRONT WHEELS WON'T TURN

  • Tiny
  • momaries359
  • 2004 Ford Taurus
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • automatic
  • 90,000 miles

My car starts but the steering wheel will not turn the wheels

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Tuesday, March 1st, 2011 AT 6:57 AM

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  • Tiny
  • fixitmr
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Any more info you can provide about recent car history? When did this start happening? Could be your serpentine/powersteering belt broke?

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Tuesday, March 1st, 2011 AT 10:04 AM
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  • caradiodoc
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Do you mean you can't turn the steering wheel because it turns hard or the steering wheel spins around and around but the tires don't turn?

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Tuesday, March 1st, 2011 AT 10:04 AM
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  • fixitmr
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Which should mean your red battery light stays on after you start car? Or your power steering pump quit workin cause it's out of fluid/broke?

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Tuesday, March 1st, 2011 AT 10:06 AM
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  • momaries359
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It just happened at 1:30am on monday 02/28/11 (yesterday) but it has been making a noise for months prior to that. Not the clicking noise usually meaning the cv boots/joints but kind of a rattle which I was told the heater/ac blend door was broken. I CAN turn the steering wheel just a little but its hard and the wheels do not move at all no red battery light came on - not sure about the power steering fluid. Didn't check that

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Tuesday, March 1st, 2011 AT 9:52 PM
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  • fixitmr
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Did this happen when you were driving or when you went to start car?

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Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011 AT 2:47 PM

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