Water pump problems


#1

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.


#2

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?

Tester