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Old 07-08-2020   #16
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Re: Power steering

I've moved on a bit with this now. After clearing the code and no problems for a while it stood and the battery went almost flat. I made the mistake of starting it and moving it on the drive. Light on and power steering lost.
Now has a brand new battery!
Keeps failing every time I clear it with the dreaded C1005
I've worked out it doesn't do it when steering right. Only left and mostly when reaching full lock but not always.
Obviously the Delphi reader isn't as good as MES so it looks like I will need to invest. Not sure if the free one will do this though.
I will get under and just check all the earth leads and such to make sure they are tight. Any I should pay particular attention to?
If none of the above I assume it's new column time?
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Re: Power steering

Save your money on readers mate. I fixed mine by buying a torque sensor and getting rid of the old one. There's videos on you tube. All the sensors are the same just make sure they have the same plug as your old one.
BTW the cheapest sensor I could find was 50 quid plus 35 for shipping. You can buy a column for 68 quid and pinch the sensor out of that.
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Or swap the columns over and if yours is a mk2b 2004 just swap out the whole column with the 68 quid one and swap the motor and ecu over.
You may need to recalibrate the torque sensor and for that you will defo need MES and the license (50 quid) or find someone local who will do it 👍
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Save your money on readers mate. I fixed mine by buying a torque sensor and getting rid of the old one. There's videos on you tube. All the sensors are the same just make sure they have the same plug as your old one.
BTW the cheapest sensor I could find was 50 quid plus 35 for shipping. You can buy a column for 68 quid and pinch the sensor out of that.
Hi, I will look at the torque sensor but first I am going to try cleaning the multi plugs for the column. Won't cost me anything so I might as well give it a go.
Where have you found the column and sensor from mate?
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Hi James
By all means check the terminals but I am afraid its probably the sensor.
This is where I found the column (its for a mk2a but fits yours if you put your motor and ecu in it)
https://www.partsworld-uk.com/produc...lumn-mk2-punto

and here is the sensor that will fit
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Torque-Se...-/282734717373

Hope this helps!!

If you need any advice I have just been through all this and will help if I can.
Trust me this was the cheapest option unless you are an electronics engineer and can repair torque sensors.
Unless someone else on here knows of an easier way?
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Re: Power steering

Hi there. I have similar problem. After engine starts I barely touch a steering wheel and the red light comes on. After lots of reading on forums I assumed the steering angle sensor is broken. So I replaced it with the new one but problem persists. Does it need to recalibrate or something else ? Thanks for help
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Quote Originally Posted by lego1234567 View Post
Hi there. I have similar problem. After engine starts I barely touch a steering wheel and the red light comes on. After lots of reading on forums I assumed the steering angle sensor is broken. So I replaced it with the new one but problem persists. Does it need to recalibrate or something else ? Thanks for help
Yes I had that 2 years ago and was at its worst when starting from cold, I got the torque sensor error and ended up buying a new complete column.

But if not already test the battery and alternator to start with.
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Re: Power steering

Right, I've bought the full version of MES now and have managed to check the battery voltages while running.
Brand new battery...12.6v standing
Idle..... 13.6
At 3000rpm .....14.01v

Still get the fault code c1005.

Now it would seem to me that the alternator is struggling to keep up.
Question is do I buy an alternator(?) or a streering column (85)
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Re: Power steering

While a little low those values seem perfectly fine I'd that the battery
If they are the power steering ECU voltages they are very good

It could be worth cleaning the connections between the alternator and the battery and the battery and the earth cable with wire wool


But I'd be leaning towards the steering being a problem rather then a alternator
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