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Chevrolet Equinox: Why does the car seem to disconnect from

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Why does the car seem to disconnect from the power source, return to factory settings and need a jump to start? Why did my power steering stop working?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Chevy
Expert:  Gary replied 2 years ago.
I am very sorry for the long waitwhen it does this are you driving the vehicle or only when you need to start it up in the morning or after it sits for a while it needs a jump start ?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
any time after it sits for a while
Expert:  Gary replied 2 years ago.
the power steering will not work when there is low battery powerand since everything will reset to factory settings and it needs a jump start this issue will come down to a bad battery with low volts or amps or possibly a bad cell in the battery or the battery cables dirty or possibly loosethe best action to take to correct this issue is to remove the battery and have it tested at your local auto parts store they will test it for free for youthe odds are the battery will test bad and replacing the battery and cleaning the battery cables before you connect them to the new battery should correct this issuei do not think you have a charging problem as if you did lights would light up in the dash and the vehicle would die when driving it do to the alternator not recharging the battery