2000 BMW 528 OVERHEAT AND POWER STEERING DEAD

  • Tiny
  • lesd
  • 2000 BMW 528

Engine Cooling problem
2000 BMW 528 6 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 125000 miles

On my way to the airport yesterday, my 2000 BMW 528i overheated (temp gauge in red - car never stalled). At the same time, the battery warning light came on and the power steering went out.

Since I was very close to the parking garage, I coasted in and found a spot. Tomorrow evening I will be returning and i'm hoping I don't have to call a tow truck. Any advice on what I should check? Is there a belt that could have broken and caused these simultaneous failures?

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Wednesday, June 11th, 2008 AT 6:37 PM

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  • Dr. Hagerty
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Yes, the belt for the alt/water pump/power steering is possibly broken. Don't drive the car. Have it towed to a repair facility.

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Wednesday, June 11th, 2008 AT 8:02 PM

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