Power Steering problem with my 2006 Chevy Equinox. Many warning lights. Jump started because dead battery. My Equinox has no power steering is very stiff, no power assist. The service stability light is on. Check engine warning on dash. Many other indicators on as well. This all started after we had to jump start the battery because my son left the key on for a long time. Did a computer blow up? What can i do to fix it. It does start and run normally, just the lights and no steering.
Answer: This is a common problem we have been seeing with these vehicles as well as Pontiac Torrent, Chevy HHR, and Cobalt.
Improper jump starting causes the main 80 or 100 amp fuse to blow. This causes the power steering, and ABS and other computers systems to not have power, therefore do not function. Check this fuse with a test light just like any other fuse. Improper jump starting will also cause codes to be stored in many of the other on board computer, and may cause one or more to fail and need replacement.
A scanner with LAN (local area network) capabilities is need to scan the computer for codes and further diagnosis to determine if any of the other computer modules are damaged.
No Start After Battery Replaced
2007 Chevrolet Equinox.
I had to jump car battery was dead car was fine for a week had to jump again took battery out put in new one now car won't start everything works dash lights radio but car won't start.
Answer: Be sure to check all of the fuses. A common thing to happen is to blow the main fuse in the under hood fuse box.