why is the steering heavy while turning, also loss of radio and auto windows

Asked by May 06, 2017 at 04:37 PM about the 1997 Ford Taurus GL

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

97 taurus, if the car is in reverde, drive or at low speed there is loss of lights
and steering very hard and heavy. but when its in neutral or park it works

3 Answers

Probably needs power steering fluid and a new battery and/or alternator.

300,155

Sounds like the idle is dipping too low. The serpentine belt then spins slower, making the steering harder and the light to dim. Time for a tune up. Any lights lit up on the dash?

no lights on the dash it indicate an issue. when at low speed or turening the steering is heavy hard to turn, I did notice that the seatbelt indicator light when click and come on and also at the smae time the power windows would not work it has a a new serpintine belt and all new pulleys we also replaced the spark plugs and distruibor and cap

Your Answer:

Taurus

Looking for a Used Taurus in your area?

CarGurus has 16,222 nationwide Taurus listings starting at $500.

ZIP:

Ford Taurus Experts

  • #1
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    4,670
  • #2
    dandyoun
    Reputation
    2,110
  • #3
    Arthur Smith
    Reputation
    1,990
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford Mustang
311 Great Deals out of 40,206 listings starting at $1,000
Used Ford Explorer
932 Great Deals out of 71,238 listings starting at $695
Used Chevrolet Impala
506 Great Deals out of 26,054 listings starting at $995
Used Chevrolet Camaro
263 Great Deals out of 27,253 listings starting at $2,900
Used Ford F-150
2,325 Great Deals out of 198,656 listings starting at $1,300
Used Honda Accord
703 Great Deals out of 102,793 listings starting at $849
Used Chevrolet Malibu
619 Great Deals out of 51,548 listings starting at $2,000
Used Toyota Camry
865 Great Deals out of 71,351 listings starting at $1,000
Used Chevrolet Corvette
84 Great Deals out of 15,091 listings starting at $4,499
Used Chevrolet Tahoe
668 Great Deals out of 38,328 listings starting at $995

Used Cars For Sale

2018 Ford Taurus For Sale
5,994 listings starting at $16,999
2017 Ford Taurus For Sale
49 Great Deals out of 1,722 listings starting at $14,888
2016 Ford Taurus For Sale
21 Great Deals out of 785 listings starting at $10,995
2015 Ford Taurus For Sale
43 Great Deals out of 1,797 listings starting at $6,900
2014 Ford Taurus For Sale
36 Great Deals out of 901 listings starting at $6,495

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.