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<p>Same probleme here. I've changed the steering engine and the computer and after 2 weeks the light turned on again and the steering is solid. Sometimes it disapears for about 2 days and after that it dies again. I'm out of ideas... It could be the steering colomn sensor? Should I take the car to a tester? Sometimes after I restart the engine a few times the error diasapears... I've checked the battery and it charges well. Please help me with a suggestion. Thank you.</p>
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There are a couple of power steering specialists on ebay who will send you a new steering column or they will fit it if you go to them. I found one in Bristol??
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There are a couple of power steering specialists on ebay who will send you a new steering column or they will fit it if you go to them. I found one in Bristol??
you dont need whole steering column but probably only pas motor
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Hi Flisko

Why you think that !! I have a 2b model 2006 last of the old shape, been advised relays in column go bad !! Changing a motor would be easier but advised this was a problem on earlier models!!
Can anyone confirm if this is correct ??
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Hi Flisko

Why you think that !! I have a 2b model 2006 last of the old shape, been advised relays in column go bad !! Changing a motor would be easier but advised this was a problem on earlier models!!
Can anyone confirm if this is correct ??
Many thanks in advance for any info .
yea pas motor is problem on older models dunno about newer
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PAS steering motor is the issue here. A common fault for the Punto's I am afraid. My Fiat Punto 53 reg mk2b has had this fault for over 3 years. It never prevented me from driving the car. The steering just goes heavy. You can get it fixed if you get a recon unit with the same four digit number underneath the steering column. My code is 1077

http://pages.ebay.com/link/?nav=item...d=200594585935

Comes with life time unlimited mileage guarantee but must return old one within 14 days. So all you will need is a garage to fit it. Should not cost you an arm & a leg. Lol

I should be fixing my hopefully before the summer if the problem becomes more frequently.

Hope this info helps you.
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you dont need whole steering column, just pas motor
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My punto does the same, it's the sensor on the pas motor, I was quoted 430 to get it changed, as you can't get the sensor by itself apparently, 0.o
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Just to clarify the points raised re the Torque / Position sensor on the Punto Mk2.

Contrary to popular belief, the torque / position sensor can be both bought seperately, AND, swapped over by a person reasonably competent in mechanical / electrical work, and, with a copy of MES for final setup.
There is no mystery to it. Just a steady and careful approach and no big hammers

Here are a couple of pics, one of the sensor housing and the other of the torque / position sensor.
I am personally not convinced about the quality of some of the sensors used in so called remanufactured units in the UK so I would avoid them (that is purely MHO !). The sensor in the picture is a damn good quality unit easily equalling or surpassing the OEM. I have used quite a few of these.
The EPS is a fairly simple system in reality.
Price for torque / position sensor is around 60.
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Just to clarify the points raised re the Torque / Position sensor on the Punto Mk2.

Contrary to popular belief, the torque / position sensor can be both bought seperately, AND, swapped over by a person reasonably competent in mechanical / electrical work, and, with a copy of MES for final setup.
There is no mystery to it. Just a steady and careful approach and no big hammers

Here are a couple of pics, one of the sensor housing and the other of the torque / position sensor.
I am personally not convinced about the quality of some of the sensors used in so called remanufactured units in the UK so I would avoid them (that is purely MHO !). The sensor in the picture is a damn good quality unit easily equalling or surpassing the OEM. I have used quite a few of these.
The EPS is a fairly simple system in reality.
Price for torque / position sensor is around 60.
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Hi,
I have repaired quite a few Punto Mk2 steering motors replacing relays, joints etc.

However I have now the usual Punto (facelift) MK3 steering column fault which needs sensor replacement. The sensor column is already on the bench.

I have a scrapped unit that may do some testing on. Tried searching this forum to find a disassembly's instructions to the sensor level. Not sure if this detail is found in Haynes manual. But all the videos I have seen show the unit already dismantled.
I have a large nylon gear on top of the torque angle sensor and not sure what is the best way to split apart without damaging the unit.

After this I would be able to continue myself as have the equipment to calibrate the unit etc.

Your help much appreciated. I may update this page wit more information if I get the required help.

The barcode label on the sensor unit is 89627B118710690. Anyone points me in a reliable supplier please. You may PM me if you like.

Thanks for reading!
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As an update, I have dismantled the sensor.
However do we have some reliable sources. Have emailed quite a few but had no replies in 2 days.
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As an update, I have dismantled the sensor.
However do we have some reliable sources. Have emailed quite a few but had no replies in 2 days.
If you've been trying Twotoncarman he got banned.
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I have nevet heard of him. But am a bit puzzled how come nobody sent me at least a link for a known supplier, knowing that its a common problem that has been resolved many times
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When you say supplier their are plenty of people selling these sensors on eBay and other similar sites
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/STEERING-A...item1c4fe9f7ca
However the majority of people will either swap out a dodgy motor or swap out the whole column for a reconditioned unit, you could easily spend 80-90 buying a new sensor fit it and find other problems with the system when buying a whole recon unit isn't really much more expensive and comes with a waranty
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I have a 2001 1.9 diesel van my steering light is on and my fuel gauge is on empty. car has fuel and steering was working but went to start this morning and it try's over and over but will not start
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