Car starts, but doesn’t shift into gear, and power steering not working.

Car would not start. I replaced the battery, cable, and starter. Now, car starts, but it won't shift into gear, the power steering doesn't work, the lights on the instrument panel do not work, the power windows and locks do not work, and the heater/AC/radio do not work.
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Sometimes with newer vehicles, replacing the battery can cause issues. Some systems may need to be reset, or relearned in order to function properly. It’s not that you did anything wrong necessarily, but I would suggest you ask for help from a certified technician with a scan tool who can do all the necessary resets and relearning procedures that need to be done after the battery is replaced. If there are any problems that need to be addressed the technician can advise you on what needs to be repaired to get your car working great again.

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Today`s electronic power steering systems may fail due to issues with the mounted electric motor. In particular, excessive heat on the motor is likely to cause the failure modes. Infiltration of the system environment by water, dirt, or other contaminants will also likely lead to EPS failure.
If your steering wheel locks up while the car is in motion, perhaps the most likely culprit is a lack of power steering fluid, or dirty power steering fluid. Especially at lower speeds like parking lot maneuvers, the power steering system allows you to turn the wheels with ease.
EPS outage can be caused by a car battery, an alternator or a circuit fault. Regular checkup should be provided for all those car elements.
Your transmission does not have anything to do with the power steering system. Either of the two would not have any cause or effect on the other.
Electronic failure is when the electrical systems keeping the power steering running stop functioning. This type of failure can be caused by a fuse issue, so you can easily check the fuse box to see if one of the fuses needs replacing.
All you need to do is turn off your engine, then restart it so the light can reset. In most cases, it should come back on, and this only indicates that it may have thought it suspected a problem due to a mistake in the computer system.
One of the most common problems power steering systems have is leaks. The high pressure of the system combined with the soft hoses carrying the fluid makes it relatively susceptible to leaks. A low fluid level can cause a whining power steering pump and even a loss of fluid pressure and a loss of steering assistance.
This is a serious battery problem if the battery is now swollen and has no power. There has been an obviously internal fault. This will cause the vehicle to power down and the EPS light to come on as well. The EPS light is the warning indicator for the electric power steering.
The EPS light is a warning light that indicates a problem with the electronic power steering system on your Hyundai Elantra. In most cases, it does not impact the vehicle`s ability to start, however, if the issue is severe enough, it will disable the ignition and fuel system as a safety measure.
LPJ-type fuse.
The ECU, described here, is electric power steering, which is intended to control the motor in response to the input such as sensor signal to assist the driver`s steering effort.
The fuse/relay center is located below and to the left of the steering wheel.
This problem can be fixed on your own, but if you`re not sure how to fix electric power steering problems, take it to a certified mechanic.
Sensors attached to the motor measure how much torque, or rotational effort, the driver is applying to the steering wheel. The sensors then use that information to decide how much assistance the driver needs to turn the front wheels. Speed is the greatest factor in determining how much assistance the EPS provides.
It can sometimes be caused by a fault with the battery or alternator, so you can carefully check all connections to the battery and see if there`s any visible wear or damage. This issue with the EPS light can also be caused if you have recently had to jump-start your car, or you`ve disconnected the battery.
Sensors attached to the motor measure how much torque, or rotational effort, the driver is applying to the steering wheel. The sensors then use that information to decide how much assistance the driver needs to turn the front wheels. Speed is the greatest factor in determining how much assistance the EPS provides.
There is no set lifespan for your car`s power steering control unit. In most instances, it should last for the life of the vehicle. However, electronics are subject to unanticipated failures.
Electric power steering systems are simple. Hydraulic power steering systems tend to be heavier than electrical systems. Hydraulic power steering systems require hydraulic fluid, which must be changed from time to time. Electrical systems don`t use any fluid, so you don`t have to do as much maintenance.

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The car doesn’t shift into first gear while it works fine in reverse
ANSWER : The problem could be that the internal transmission pump is weak, or the transmission clutch seals are leaking. It sounds like the transmission will need an overhaul.

I recommend having a transmission mechanic test the pressures and diagnose the problems to verify whether you need an overhaul with a new torque convertor.

Car starts, but doesn’t shift into gear, and power steering not working.
ANSWER : Sometimes with newer vehicles, replacing the battery can cause issues. Some systems may need to be reset, or relearned in order to function properly. It’s not that you did anything wrong necessarily, but I would suggest you ask for help from a certified technician with a scan tool who can do all the necessary resets and relearning procedures that need to be done after the battery is replaced. If there are any problems that need to be addressed the technician can advise you on what needs to be repaired to get your car working great again.

believe i have a bad power steering pump, how much does that job cost usually? now my car is having trouble starting, any relation
ANSWER : You will need to have the engine checked to see if it was a starter drive that was stuck and you burned up the starter. It may be the starter that was making the noise. I recommend having this checked by a certified mechanic to diagnose the no start, and then see if the power steering is still noisy.

My car will not start Intermittently. I purchased a new battery 2 weeks ago and yesterday the car wouldn’t start. Got a jump and
ANSWER : The issue you are having is probably due to an intermittent fault in the starter motor itself or a deficiency in the starter electrical circuit, for example a large voltage drop due to a poor ground or a high resistance connection. These issues can be readily diagnosed and resolved on a mobile basis if you request a hard starting diagnostic. If you request that diagnostic, the responding certified mechanic will get this resolved for you promptly. Based on Toyota’s Factory Service Manual, the battery should not be disconnected if the vehicle engine is running. The battery acts as a large resistive voltage sink and consequently taking the battery out of the circuit, while the alternator is still running, can create a voltage spike on the car’s electrical system which is not good for voltage sensitive components such as the engine computer. If you have further questions or concerns, do not hesitate to re-contact YourMechanic as we are always here to help you.

I have a 1992 Honda Accord EX and I’m having an issue with the car not having power to the dash at all and doesn’t start.
ANSWER : Hi there:

The symptoms you’re describing are often an indicator that a problem exists with the alternator or charging system such as an electrical relay. Before you spend another penny trying to chase the symptoms by purchasing more parts, it’s best to have a professional mobile mechanic complete a battery does not hold a charge inspection. This service will allow them to correctly diagnose your Honda Accords issues.

Car won’t start, no power, doesn’t even crank engine.
ANSWER : Hello, thank you for writing in. When it comes to the vehicle not starting, and not having electrical power, always start by checking the battery. In your situation you can go remove the battery from the vehicle, and take it to have it tested. If it is bad, simply replace it and drive the care home. During this process make sure the battery cables, ground connection, and connection to the starter are all clean, dry, and tight. If the battery is not bad, then you may have an ignition cylinder issue. This may come in the form of a connection issue, or some kind of other mechanical failure. There may also be a problem with the starter. Only further testing will tell. For more help resolving the issue, contact our service department and they may be able to help you where the vehicle sits now.

Suddenly cannot shift car into gear.
ANSWER : Hi there:

There could be multiple problems on your Saturn that are causing this problem you’re experiencing. If your clutch is worn it won’t allow you to put your car in gear. When you step on the clutch, the transmission disengages from the engine. This slows the insides of the transmission just enough to allow you to shift gears. When the clutch is worn, the slave cylinder doesn’t have enough travel to disengage the clutch from the engine, so it wont allow you to put it in gear. It’s also possible that you have broken a shift fork in the transmission. The shift forks are what actually move the slides inside the gear box to engage the gears when you move the shifter. The best way to determine exactly why you’re car won’t shift into gear is have a professional mobile mechanic complete a car is hard to shift inspection.

A car I just purchased is having issues. The power steering when out and came back. Now all the gauges on the dash board are flick
ANSWER : Many 2007 Cobalts were recalled to repair faults in the power steering system. To determine if you vehicle was included in the power steering recall, please use NHTSA’s VIN lookup tool. You may have to visit a dealer or call Chevrolet at 1-800-222-1020, as well, to determine if your specific vehicle was actually repaired. Sometimes owners don’t take their vehicles in for recall repairs so even though your car might have been recalled, that doesn’t mean it was actually fixed.

If the recall does not apply, you can schedule a power steering malfunction diagnostic – loss of assist and the problem will be diagnosed and repaired by a certified mechanic from YourMechanic. With regard to the incidents you are experiencing with loss of engine power, the cause of that can be diagnosed, and any required repairs made, if you request an engine loss of power diagnostic. To give you an initial idea of causes of loss of power, although there are many possibilities, a partial list would include oxygen sensors, fuel pump and/or filter, vacuum leaks, ignition system malfunctions, bad valve timing if the timing belt or chain is worn or skipped, blocked exhaust (e.g., catalytic converter fails or become clogged), airflow sensor, throttle position sensor, and so forth. Whatever the cause, if you request the engine loss of power diagnostic, the certified mechanic will get this resolved promptly. If you have further questions or concerns, do not hesitate to re-contact YourMechanic as we are always here to help you.