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1997 Ford Escort Base 4dr Sedan

1997 Ford Escort
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Front Wheel Drive, 4 Door Sedan, Compact
28 mpg city / 37 mpg hwy
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January 28, 2013, 5:30 am

Chloe S

Question: Whats wrong with my car battery, and why is it hard to steer?

I got into a car accident and now my battery light is on, and I have no idea what's wrong with it. The passengers side of my car was hit and dented in by a poll. Also, it is extremely hard to turn my wheel. How could the steering of been messed up?

January 28, 2013, 1:25 pm

Tyler O

Probably bent control arms or steering system components. You should tow it to a repair shop. Driving it is probably unsafe.

The battery light is probably indicating a bad connection or other charging system issue as a result of the collision.

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