Water pump problems


While driving my 1996 Ford Taurus GL,the temperature gauge shot up to the red zone and I was unable to turn the steering wheel left or right without having a great deal of difficulty. I’ve had a small leak towards the front of motor on the passenger’s side. Can you tell me what’s happened.


It sounds like you lost the serpentine belt that runs the water pump and the power steering. Why not open the hood and take a look-see?