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Electro Motor for steering column

Any guidance would be appreciated. Looking for a electro motor for the steering column of a Fiat Ritmo VIN zfa19800004127298, I have been quoted $6000 to replace. This includes the whole shaft not just the motor as I'm told that's how Fiat make the part. Obviously the car will become a playhouse for any children wanting one at that price! I'm in Western Australia.
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Re: Electro Motor for steering column

Hi again,
the steering uses 3 major components and a series of sensors,

any fault that flags up on DASH should store a fault code.. this code will point towards which component is faulty.. it's often a power-supply issue - even a lower battery voltage can cause PAS issues..,
so rule out the cheap + easy stuff 1st,
then get the codes read..,

may well be a $100 fix..

where in WA are you.. (I've got family in Rockingham)
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Hi Charlie, we are down in Denmark, the codes that came up were C1007 Actuator & B0150 ECU failure ( got told not to worry about B). Will definitely get the battery checked, fingers crossed. Renee
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Hi Charlie, we are down in Denmark, the codes that came up were C1007 Actuator & B0150 ECU failure ( got told not to worry about B). Will definitely get the battery checked, fingers crossed. Renee

so what actually happens..??,

PAS completely dead..?,
or a warning light on and steering cuts-out ??,

Oh YES.. WHAT CAR..a web picture may help..

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PAS is completely dead. Having a hard time getting a picture in here (as I'm using my phone)of the Fiat Ritmo, it's a 2008 model if you google it. Renee
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Hi, doesn't sound great..!!,

you need 5 posts on FF to be able to post pics,
I would post in Technical with as much relevant info as you can ( + pics),
somebody on here will have done the major work on the PAS,
mine have been pretty good..,
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Re: Electro Motor for steering column

In the UK we never had the Ritmo name. In the early eighties we had the Strada, which was a Ritmo in the rest of Europe.

Looking at this page, http://www.goauto.com.au/mellor/mell...=Ritmo&start=2 it would appear that we know your car as the current Bravo, so for future help, that section may be the best.
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Cheers Nigel !,
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Cheers Nigel !,
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Bill? Nigel? Charlie? Renee?

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Re: Electro Motor for steering column

RENEE

you're actually posting onto a site where you're unlikely to get much help with your problem.You're on the wrong part of the site.

If you look to the left of the list of car-specific sub-folders on the home page, you'll see that this particular thread is for the Ritmo/Strada from 1978-1988 only.

You say you have a 2008 Ritmo---- do you have the later incarnation- the pickup, the European later car- which has never been retailed in the UK..As you're in Denmark,(despite the Aussie flag)perhaps that is what you have?Or,have you the Australian car, as suggested by "Portland Bill" above, known in the UK as the "Bravo"?

The model "Ritmo" has never been a UK name. Only (European name) Ritmos from 78/88 were retailed in the UK,always as "Stradas". This has caused huge confusion- I had great difficulty French registering my 87 model, only because it was called "Strada" rather than "Ritmo"

Your particular vehicle ( if the pickup) is- strangely- also retailed in Italy?Spain etc as "Strada"!!!

There will almost certainly be common parts from your 2008 car with other current/recent FIAT models.

I suggest that, if you place further posts, you do so in the "technical" section, rather than the "Strada" section- explaining just what you have and what you know of common FIAT parts- then you might get assistance from owners of newer cars cars with possibly common issues

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RENEE

you're actually posting onto a site where you're unlikely to get much help with your problem.You're on the wrong part of the site.

If you look to the left of the list of car-specific sub-folders on the home page, you'll see that this particular thread is for the Ritmo/Strada from 1978-1988 only.

You say you have a 2008 Ritmo, i.e. you have the later incarnation- the pickup- which has never been retailed in the UK..

The model "Ritmo" has never been a UK name. Only (European name) Ritmos from 78/88 were retailed in the UK,always as "Stradas". This has caused huge confusion- I had great difficulty French registering my 87 model, only because it was called "Strada" rather than "Ritmo"

Your particular vehicle is- strangely- also retailed in Italy?Spain etc as "Strada"!!!

There will almost certainly be common parts from your 2008 car with other current/recent FIAT models.

I suggest that, if you place further posts, you do so in the "technical" section, rather than the "Strada" section- explaining just what you have and what you know of common FIAT parts- then you might get assistance from owners of newer cars cars with possibly common issues

Good luck
What he actually has is what we call Bravo, it was sold in Aus as a Ritmo
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RENEE

you're actually posting onto a site where you're unlikely to get much help with your problem.You're on the wrong part of the site.

If you look to the left of the list of car-specific sub-folders on the home page, you'll see that this particular thread is for the Ritmo/Strada from 1978-1988 only.

You say you have a 2008 Ritmo, i.e. do you have the later incarnation- the pickup, the European later car- which has never been retailed in the UK..As you're in Denmark,(despite the Aussie flag)perhaps that what you have?Or,have you the Australian car, as suggested by "Portland Bill" above, known in the UK as the "Bravo"?

The model "Ritmo" has never been a UK name. Only (European name) Ritmos from 78/88 were retailed in the UK,always as "Stradas". This has caused huge confusion- I had great difficulty French registering my 87 model, only because it was called "Strada" rather than "Ritmo"

Your particular vehicle ( if the pickup) is- strangely- also retailed in Italy?Spain etc as "Strada"!!!

There will almost certainly be common parts from your 2008 car with other current/recent FIAT models.

I suggest that, if you place further posts, you do so in the "technical" section, rather than the "Strada" section- explaining just what you have and what you know of common FIAT parts- then you might get assistance from owners of newer cars cars with possibly common issues

Good luck
you're almost CLOSE there..!!

they live in Denmark W.A. ( near Perth - Western Australia)

and drive an Australian Fiat Bravo - badged as a Ritmo,

YES they already know to post in the TECH section..once they can post pics and know Exactly what spec their vehicle is,


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Quote Originally Posted by Eklipze3k View Post
Bill? Nigel? Charlie? Renee?

Gee.. that takes me back..

I'm now wearing slightly more.. than when I used to attend the stage shows..!!

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Re: Electro Motor for steering column

OK, confirms what I said really.....

Be sure to post in the correct section, be specific what you have,and where you are!

"Denmark" as a COUNTRY (it was not stipulated where he was) has access to the pickup "Strada/Ritmo"

fiat strada 2008

FIAT, as I stated, cause all sorts of confusion by the swapping around of the names Strada and Ritmo
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