Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: No power steering, no power, no lights

asked by on

No power steering, no engine power,no lights ,no heat blowing from heater

My car has 150000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

A: Does the vehicle start and or run? When sev...

Does the vehicle start and or run? When several systems are effected it is likely a wiring issue. You may be experiencing failure of the fuse box panel, or major electrical ground somewhere. If you own a voltmeter, you can trace electrical power on these systems and find where the drop occurs. The power steering is heavily dependent on the engine performance. If the engine is not supplying the pump and system with enough power, the power steering will fail. If the heater core is not being triggered or activated when the heat is turned on, the valve will not allow hot coolant to enter the heater core to warm the air coming through. Electrical tracing and inspection needs to be priority in order to track down the culprit.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!

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: I cannot find the neutral safety switch. Where is it?

The neutral safety switch on this transmission is called a transmission range sensor. The sensor is located on the right front of the transmission looking from the front of the vehicle. The connector should have an 8 pin connector on...

Q: shaking like it's going to fall apart

Hi there: Sometimes loose tie rod ends or worn out ball joints can cause the symptoms you're describing; especially on bumpy roads. It's often an indicator of loose components if the symptoms are only noticeable at higher speeds and while...

Q: My ac compressor belt doesn't grip it seized up on and off then it went up in smoken caught fire now is it the compressed itself

There are more problems here than just a seized pulley and a broken belt. You mention broke or burned plug wires and problems with spark plugs. I would recommend having a mechanic come and first check out why the belt...

Related articles

How Long Does a Heater Control Valve Last?
Keeping the right amount of coolant in a car is essential in keeping the engine at the right temperature. Failing to have the right amount of coolant or even bad elements...
P0052 OBD-II Trouble Code: HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1)
P0052 code definition HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1) What the P0052 code means This code is seen when the Engine Control Module (ECM) tries to control the...
Rules of the Road For Iowa Drivers
Driving on the roads requires knowledge of the rules, many of which are based on common sense and courtesy. However, even though you know the rules in...