Q: Power steering quit working - 2001 Mercedes Benz SLK 320

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When I was sitting in a parking lot with my car idling and my air conditioning on I heard a thud, clump sound. The battery light came on and the AC quit sending out cold air. I decided to move my car to a shady spot, but my power steering wasn’t working. The wheel was really stiff, and it took me a bunch of times to park evenly in my new spot. My car drove home OK but was very difficult. Do you have any ideas about what happened? How can I fix this? Thanks.

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