2007 Pontiac Torrent has many lights on dash. Jump started because dead battery. Question: My Torrent has no power steering. It is very stiff. 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.
Answer: This is a common problem we have been seeing with these vehicles, as well as the Chevy Equinox, Chevy HHR, and Cobalt. Improper jump starting causes the main 80 or 100 amp fuse to blow.
This causes the power steering, ABS, and other computer to not have power - and therefore do not function. See pictures below for the main fuse location.
Check this fuse with a test light just like any other fuse Click Here For More Info on Checking Fuses. Improper jump starting will also cause codes to be stored in many of the other on board computer, and may cause 1 or more to fail and need replacement. A scanner with LAN capabilities is need to scan the computer for codes and further diagnosis to determine if any of the modules are damaged.
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