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Fiat punto power steering (light on) steering rock solid

Hi guys, I have a 2002 fiat punto 1.2 and the bloody power steering is gone.

I was just wondering if someone could find me some links on where I could get a part for the car to rectify the problem? Do I need a power steering electric motor or a power steering pump?

Steering is rock solid.

Would like to spend as little as possible as I am selling the car.

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What's they fault code? It could possibly be battery related if it's a few years old and on its way out. How old is the battery
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As them man says.

But can't be the pump as car does not have one.
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Re: Fiat punto power steering (light on) steering rock solid

They are very picky about supply voltage. IIRC the fuse is 60A so do the math - someone thinks that 700W might be going down that way and the alternator is not capable of that. If the battery is cold,old and full lock is applied just after a start with maybe lights ,fans etc the p/s just trips out. Centering the steering and restarting usually lets it up again if the battery is at fault.
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What's they fault code? It could possibly be battery related if it's a few years old and on its way out. How old is the battery
Cannot be the battery, I have recently bought a bosch one around 3 months ago, brand new on ebay.

Sorry, not very technical with cars, how can I find the fault code?

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As them man says.

But can't be the pump as car does not have one.
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They are very picky about supply voltage. IIRC the fuse is 60A so do the math - someone thinks that 700W might be going down that way and the alternator is not capable of that. If the battery is cold,old and full lock is applied just after a start with maybe lights ,fans etc the p/s just trips out. Centering the steering and restarting usually lets it up again if the battery is at fault.
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Re: Fiat punto power steering (light on) steering rock solid

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Cannot be the battery, I have recently bought a bosch one around 3 months ago, brand new on ebay.

Sorry, not very technical with cars, how can I find the fault code?
Never say never, could be a faulty battery.

Could also be the battery terminals, so get them checked for security. Fault code can be read with a diagnostics machine at a dealership, or you can do it yourself using MultiECUscan(.net) software and required lead
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