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Q: Engine light, overheating, can't accelerate or turn wheel

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Engine light, overheating, can't accelerate or turn wheel.

My car has 200000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Check to see if your drive belt is missing or not turning when the engine is running? If it is missing then the tensioner and belt will most likely need replaced. If belt is on but not turning then the belt and harmonic balancer is bad and need replaced. Have a mechanic like one from YourMechanic check the vehicle before overheating the engine and causing more damage.

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