Jeep shuts off when turning or when hot - need your advice
A few months ago I was driving my 98 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 2x4 to run errands less than 3 miles from my home. When I returned from my errand, all of the coolant completely leaked out in the parking lot. I tried ever so slowly to make it back home but there was a faint ticking sound that became increasingly louder. When I turned into a gas station, the engine shut down completely and I could not turn the steering wheel at all. I let it cool down and attempted again to make it home and the clicking sounds returned and became louder and louder. The engine eventually shut off at every turn I made even after letting it cool for a bit. It was scary because I didn't want to hit anyone.
I don't know anything about how to fix vehicles. Do you have any ideas what the problems would be (as it is problem several) and can someone provide an guesstimate on how much this would be to fix? I borrowed a friends diagnostic tool but the code was ambiguous - check engine. If the cost to repair it is more than $1500 I'd like to consider selling it (if I can get anything, if at all for it) because it is an older vehicle. The vehicle has not been used since then and has been sitting in my driveway for the past several months. I hate to continue paying insurance if I'm not using it.
Thanks for your help,