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> Potentially Catastrophic Problem?, Steering and gas lock up while driving || 1993 240
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post Nov 29 2012, 09:38 PM
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Just found this forum and I am sure glad that I did...

This just happened as I was coming back from a neighbors house when all of a sudden all the warning lights turn on. THis is not unheard of as the warning lights in this car are not to be trusted. A couple hundred feet down the road the steering and the gas pedal start giving me a lot of resistance. (I was going slow at this point.) I cannot give it more gas so I to my drive way which was just a couple dozen feet beyond where this happened. I stop just outside my driveway and restart the car. It acts fine for the next couple dozen feet in my driveway.
Everything since has seemed normal except for when I was looking under the hood I noticed a headlight was out. This didn't bother me, as I said the warning lights cannot be trusted so I commonly drive around with a dead light until I notice it but this time the headlight came back on when I slammed the hood closed.

Other consideration:
- Belts and pulleys seem to be doing their jobs
- power steering fluid is at an adequate level

Certainly will be giving my shop (IVS) a call but thought I'd see what everyone here thought. (shot harness?)
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