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2002 Toyota Solara battery & check engine light

While driving my 2002 Toyota Solara convertible, the “battery” indicator light came on as well as the “check engine” light. I also lost the power steering. I could still drive it but I had to muscle the wheel into turns. Any ideas?

This could be something as simple as a loose serpentine belt, or perhaps a snapped belt. If the car didn’t start this morning, that is a good indication that the serpentine belt is the cause of the problem.

If you haven’t done it already, check under the hood (with the engine turned off), and verify that the serpentine belt is still there. If it is in place, check the tension of it and adjust it if necessary. If these steps don’t lead to a cure, post back with more information.