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    Help!!
    The battery warning light came on this morning. This was followed about 5 minutes later by power steering failure? 2 minutes after that the abs & t/c warning lights came on, and then the service spanner came on as well. Things weren't looking too good at this point but got a lot worse when all warning lights went out and the engine died as well!!

    Please, please help. Does anyone have any ideas?


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    Alternator/battery ?

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    Would the alternator/battery effect the power steering?

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    Well yeah its powered by an electric pump whats it doing now ? does it start up ? is there a clicking sound

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    Didn't realise the ps was off an electric pump.
    No life at all now. Completely dead. Just waiting for RAC to tow me home!!

    Thanks for the info. Best I get a battery and alternator on order. :-(

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    SOunds like alternator to me. First the battery light comes on to tell you its not charging. Then high power circuits like power steering fail because there is not enough power, then the engine dies when the batterires flat....

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    You might not need both RAC should be able to test battery or jump start car and test voltage going into battery to determine if alternator is working,then again it might be something different my guess is on either of them though if car has no power

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    Thanks again. I'll post when I find out what failed.

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    The cold weather and the extra usage on the car battery can flatten it. If it's a diesle a good three day charge should sort it. Have the current output from the alternator checked. If at fault you may need to change it. Good luck with it, hope it's not too bad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dai69 View Post
    Help!!
    The battery warning light came on this morning. This was followed about 5 minutes later by power steering failure? 2 minutes after that the abs & t/c warning lights came on, and then the service spanner came on as well. Things weren't looking too good at this point but got a lot worse when all warning lights went out and the engine died as well!!

    Please, please help. Does anyone have any ideas?


    Please give us an update. Same thing happened to us now we're having lots of other probs see our other post.

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