Q: I put in a new battery, now it reads service advancetrac & I have no power steering

asked by on

I put in a new battery, now the dash reads "Service Advancetrac" & I don't have any power steering.

My car has 106500 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Hi There, It sounds like you lost voltage. Load test your battery to be sure it was not a defective battery and check your charging system voltage. Certain circuits like the ABS module (AdvanceTrac) and the electric power assist steering are more sensitive to voltage drops than others. This is a known problem in many Ford vehicles. This may also be related to a problem with the steering wheel angle sensor which is used by both the power steering and the ABS system. I would recommend having a professional from YourMechanic come to your location to take a look at the vehicle.

Was this answer helpful?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. I put in a new battery, now it reads service advancetrac & I have no power steering

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: How do I program and reset Remote Start?

Remote start is a helpful feature. Remote Start allows you to start your vehicle before you get into it and keeps it running for a certain amount of time. This is particularly helping in hot or cold weather conditions because...

Q: How can i confirm the harmonic balancer is broken

There should be no appreciable run-out on the crank pulley and if a physical inspection of the balancer reveals damage, it should be replaced. If you do have a failed balancer, don't operate the engine because the imbalance and/or torsional...

Q: Q: Heater blows cold air

The AC system needs to have a performance check run. The AC compressor needs to be checked for operation and a set of AC gauges put on the system to help diagnose the issue. If the system is low dye,...

Related articles

What Causes Hoses to Leak?
While the largest part of your engine is mechanical, hydraulics plays a significant role. You’ll find fluids at work in a number of different areas. Your car's fluids include: Engine oil Transmission...
How Long Does a Distributor O Ring Last?
The distributor is part of the ignition system in your vehicle and its purpose is to route high voltage from the ignition coil to the spark plug. The spark plug then...
P2103 OBD-II Trouble Code: Throttle Actuator Control Motor Circuit High
P2103 means there is a fault with the throttle actuator control motor circuit, likely due to a defective electrical component or part.