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Old 11-02-2016   #121
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I had an issue which seemed to affect my power steering, cut out completely one day. The garage I used were initially adamant I needed a new power steering column, however it transpired that it was an alternator issue that was not easily detected during diagnostics. Apparently the fault wasn't picked up the first few times they tested it. I'm no expert but maybe it's typical that the fault is not picked up and the most likely solution is to replace the power steering problem?
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I'm no expert but maybe it's typical that the fault is not picked up and the most likely solution is to replace the power steering problem?
Your garage was no expert either its common knowledge that low battery power can cause pas fault so most start with battery and charging system check.
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Your garage was no expert either its common knowledge that low battery power can cause pas fault so most start with battery and charging system check.
Don't be so condescending Dave. I was merely offering a different possibility that might not be so obvious to some people. The alternator was the fault in my experience, not the battery.
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Aye but cars of yesteryear hard huge steering wheels and skinny tyres
My 1998 Punto 1.4 CL didn't have either, but it was fine once on the move. It taught both elder daughters not to 'dry steer'. Also built up your shoulders and biceps.
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