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This evening we are getting between 5-9in of snow in MN

Had to drive home and snow plows weren't out on highways backstreets nothing been 5 hours.

Was making my way through the snow, engine was noise as it tried to push through and start up.

All of a sudden the "PS" (power steering) light flashes. Goes off no concearn then.

PS light comes back on and stays on about 1/4 of a mile from my house.
Then on my way up a hull on the final leg home the high temperature light comes on with the ABS light!!!

2min later cars in gargage and shut off. Pop the hood to let it cool down, steam was coming out and a god awful burning smell.

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1. PS light on
2. ABS light
3. High Temp light
4. Steam from hood

went back hour later to check and all of those lights are still on including the high temp light when the engine is now cold.

ANYONE have any ideas why they would all come on, wasn't using the ABS at all, wasn't braking really.

What's the worst I can expect as well??

Thanks


STUPID FUCKING SNOW!
 

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Sounds like the electrical system got some water in it maybe? Idk, your prolly out of warranty right?
 

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When pushing thru snow, it can push up and accumulate in engine bay, or in front of radiator, preventing proper cooling. The next day after snow cleared out, if all symptoms gone, then you know that was it...whew.
 

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Was making my way through the snow, engine was noise as it tried to push through and start up.

All of a sudden the "PS" (power steering) light flashes. Goes off no concearn then.

PS light comes back on and stays on about 1/4 of a mile from my house.
Then on my way up a hull on the final leg home the high temperature light comes on with the ABS light!!!

2min later cars in gargage and shut off. Pop the hood to let it cool down, steam was coming out and a god awful burning smell.
1. PS light on
2. ABS light
3. High Temp light
4. Steam from hood
went back hour later to check and all of those lights are still on including the high temp light when the engine is now cold.
ANYONE have any ideas why they would all come on, wasn't using the ABS at all, wasn't braking really.
What's the worst I can expect as well??
Thanks

STUPID FUCKING SNOW!
1.:driving: PS light came on due to temp of power steering rack coming above certain threshold and snow does act like a insulator when packed. Plus it was having to probably do a lot of work keeping the wheels pointed the way you wanted them to go. No biggie Standard trouble codes.
2. :burnout:ABS light came on due to see different speeds from wheel sensors. No bigge at all. Standard troubles codes.
3.:28: High Temp Light came on from snow packing up against radiator in from bumper area impeding air flow through engine bay. Hopefully no problems caused. Recommend getting steels mesh or something similar to cover that bumper area opening to keep from happening.
4.:sifone: Steam from hood. Heat and melting/vaporizing snow/slush/water no biggie let cool completely and dry out.

My biggest concern on the whole list is just making sure there is no internal coolant leaks on the engine, and that the power steering motor did not over heat or jump a tooth.:thumb2::chuckle: Just give it a couple of normal drive cycles and all lights should go out by themselves.
Lights came on mostly due front tires ABS sensors spinning faster than rear ABS sensors. Snow packed up in bumper cavity High Temp Light. PS from shock /jarring that was probably being transited from the front wheels into the rack and through the steering column across the relector ring window.

Thaw out the car and give a couple of normal drive cycles before looking for anything wrong you will find out if there is anything major in those couple of drive cycles. Please keep us posted on this for future reference.
 
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