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Re: HELP my Power Steering Light is ON! - Start here!

I know this has nothing to do with this but I don't know how to make my own discussion,
Never the less does anyone know if VW caddy wheels will fit in s punto mk 2
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Re: HELP my Power Steering Light is ON! - Start here!

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I know this has nothing to do with this but I don't know how to make my own discussion,
Never the less does anyone know if VW caddy wheels will fit in s punto mk 2
are they the circular ones with a band of rubber on the outer edge..
they look fine in Photoshop




Hi, and welcome,

if you use SEARCH you can find similar posts, and info detailing what you need to know,

a bit like this;
https://www.fiatforum.com/punto-ii/317301-alloys.html

Charlie - Oxford
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I know this has nothing to do with this but I don't know how to make my own discussion,
Hi,
try THIS;

make sure you're actually logged in,

then search the list for the section you're after,
look for "NEW THREAD" in top left corner

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i had the same problem with my mk 2 punto the red light came on and the power sterring went i switched the engine and restarted the engine and the light went off and the power sterring came back i think its the cpu at fault as i have the same problem also the engine judders when hot and over revves i regret buying it now as its been a money pit or endless slot machine forever pouring money in and nothing back mine has had a clutch and servo, wiper linkage etc and still more cylinder head gasket plus to do is the drivers side lock barrel and seat belt with tentioner plus the coil pack and leads it just isnt worth doing all this when its not worth all this money
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Anyone know if you can get steering repaired or replaced in Sussex!! Have found a power steering man in Bristol but wondered if anyone more local ???
Hi Andy You don't have that guys number from Bristol do you .Im in Bath
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Thanks for your reply, I ended up buying a new ELECTRONIC STEERING ECU & MOTOR and only replaced the motor which solved the problem

However, it was used and has stopped working twice since! First time, we had to take the motor out and poking it a bit made it work! Second time, we resoldered all the connections and now its working again..

Is there a mk2 that doesnt experience this power steering failure?! I love my car, but I am starting to get sick of this..
Just an update to let you all know that the power steering did not fail after this. Good resoldering should do the trick even if a few times!

In my case I was never able to just turn off the ignition and turn it back on for the steering to come back. That may be related to something else that others have discussed.
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Hi,

If your red power steering warning light is illuminated on the dash, and/or your EPS is in-operative, then there are a number of issues that could be causing your problem.

For safety's sake, the first place to start should be to have the car hooked up to diagnostics equipment and to have the codes read. This will point you in the right direction as to what the fault may be. You may get a code such a C1005- Torque Sensor. Low voltages codes may also be stored along with VSS faults etc.

The power Steering on all Mk2 and 2B Puntos is Electric (EPS) rather than hydraulic, and as such it is sensitive to voltage drops.

A good basic starting point with EPS failures is to check the condition of the battery. Although you can get a rough guide of a batteries health with a multimeter, its best to have the battery properly tested. Many motor factors/ garages will carry out this service for you for free. They should also test the output of the alternator at the same time.

The next step would be to check the condition of the battery connections and cables, as well as the alternator connections. Loose or dirty connections or corroded cables can cause high resistance and as such trigger the EPS warning light.

Apart from the above regarding weak battery/alternator and or loose or damaged cables, there are a couple of other main faults that are seen regularly.

For cars manufactured before 2003, the motors (rev049) are prone to failure. More specifically the joints on the relays inside the motor. There is a guide on how to check and re-solder the relays on this early style motor. Alternatively, the motor can simply be replaced with another motor of the same type.

For cars manufactured after 2003, the motor (rev03A) was improved and the relays were removed, so the motor itself is less prone to failure.

On all models (2a nd 2b) another common failure is the torque sensors. This is located within the column itself and should it fail, the whole column will require replacement.

If your EPS is erratic or feels vague or you experience sudden unexpected movements in the steering, then do NOT drive the vehicle. The EPS is a safety critical component, and if you do not feel confident in diagnosing or repairing the fault, then please seek the advice of a suitable qualified technician.

Also, please make sure you search the Punto mk2/2b section using the search function at the top right, as there are MANY threads on this fairly common problem, and its highly likely your problem has already been answered in one of these threads.

A few useful guides....


Alan

HELP!

My son has a 53 Punto 1.2 8v and his power steering goes heavy now and then.
I have replaced the battery, replaced the motor (no relays), checked ALL connections & fuses.
He does however have a black box fitted which is live all the time, he has his lights on all the time and his stereo on all the time.
Will this drain the battery enough to cause the steering to fail intermediately?
What could you recommend to try next?
Thanks
Ian
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Quote Originally Posted by ianlcfc View Post
HELP!

My son has a 53 Punto 1.2 8v and his power steering goes heavy now and then.
I have replaced the battery, replaced the motor (no relays), checked ALL connections & fuses.
He does however have a black box fitted which is live all the time, he has his lights on all the time and his stereo on all the time.
Will this drain the battery enough to cause the steering to fail intermediately?
What could you recommend to try next?
Thanks
Ian
I left a bluetooth OBD connector attached for a while without running daily and it ate the battery, it might be worth getting a trickle charger and keeping it running when the car's parked up to rule out the battery draining, other than that do a parasitic drain test and check the grounding throughout
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