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    Angry Heavy Steering....now I've got arms of steeeeeel!!

    Hi all,

    Since owning the vectra when trying to turn the wheel it is incredibly difficult...as if no power steering whatsoever...and when turning a corner you have to go extremely slowly in order to turn the wheel in enough time. when I say extremely slowly i'm talking 10mph/15mph if turning into a road.

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    I thought maybe it just needs the power steering fluid topping up or something....BUT IT HAS NO RESERVOIR

    and i've been told its electric.

    How can I remedy the problem? What is wrong?

    Thanks guys,

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    Electro-hydralic.

    The reservoir is behind the driver's side wheel arch liner. Behind the headlight.

    Mine had identical symptoms, and a top-up solved it. Had to remove the wheel and liner to get the top off the reservoir, then feed a pipe into it from the top, and pour fluid in that way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tony-1977 View Post
    Electro-hydralic.

    The reservoir is behind the driver's side wheel arch liner. Behind the headlight.

    Mine had identical symptoms, and a top-up solved it. Had to remove the wheel and liner to get the top off the reservoir, then feed a pipe into it from the top, and pour fluid in that way.
    There's a little filter in the top of the reservoir. Difficult to see, but just lifts out

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    thanks for this guys....planning on doing it on Saturday....wish me luck!!

    Cheers,

    James

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    Quote Originally Posted by wingz123 View Post
    thanks for this guys....planning on doing it on Saturday....wish me luck!!

    Cheers,

    James
    Good luck

    You'll only need to undo the 2 or 3 bolts toward the front of the wheel arch liner (once wheel off). It'll then pull forward enough to get your hand in and remove the cap and filter from the reservoir. I used a length of hose pipe (about 40-50cm), fed down from the top, into the reservoir, to top it up

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    if you find that the reservoir doesnt need topped up, try desconnecting the power connecters to the pump and cleaning the inside of them, that worked on mine, after i went and bought a second hand pump, which was none returnable. so now stuck with a spare one, LOL

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    Surely a PAS problem should throw up an EML light and/or fault code...

    You got a code reader mate?

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