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1996 850R Dash Cluster Lights and Loss of Power Steering when driving through water

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1996 850R Dash Cluster Lights and Loss of Power Steering when driving through water

Post by wackenhut » Sat Jun 22, 2019 9:29 am

Hi,

So it has been raining quite a bit. I have noticed that when I have gone through some deeper puddles/shallow standing water that almost all my dash cluster lights illuminate and I start to lose my power steering. This has happened when I was making a right turn into where I live. Would anyone know what could be causing this?

Thank you



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Re: 1996 850R Dash Cluster Lights and Loss of Power Steering when driving through water

Post by tardcart » Sat Jun 22, 2019 10:48 am

belt slipping.



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Re: 1996 850R Dash Cluster Lights and Loss of Power Steering when driving through water

Post by wizechatmgr » Sat Jun 22, 2019 7:41 pm

As tardcart said, belt is completely slipping and alternator, power steering, AC, ETC aren't being turned.


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Re: 1996 850R Dash Cluster Lights and Loss of Power Steering when driving through water

Post by erikv11 » Sat Jun 22, 2019 8:01 pm



'95 854 T5-R, Motronic 4.4, 185k
'96 855 NA, 140k
'98 S70 NA, 210k (living out west)
'98 V70, T5 tune-injectors-turbo, LPT engine, 280k
'06 S60 R, 160k
gone: '96 NA 850 210k, '98 NA V70 182k

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Re: 1996 850R Dash Cluster Lights and Loss of Power Steering when driving through water

Post by tardcart » Sun Jun 23, 2019 7:06 am

check that your deflector under the radiator isn't MIA. and letting the elements in.



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