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    cheers im having a problem with my power steering its very heavy in a morning everything is ok but after 10 miles goes heavy i chek the oil ok no oil leaks nothing no warning lights etc... but is heavy on turns cAN SOMEONE HELP ME .......

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    Could be your battery or alternator mate, have em checked. The power steering uses lots of electrickery.

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    Quote Originally Posted by badback View Post
    could be your battery or alternator mate, have em checked. The power steering uses lots of electrickery.
    ye mate the cars starts fine nothing wrong every thing seems ok

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    When my alternator failed I had no warning lights or bad starting, just lost power steering.

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    Quote Originally Posted by badback View Post
    when my alternator failed i had no warning lights or bad starting, just lost power steering.
    thank's mate i will check the alternator but the steering pump seems working when i turn the sterring i hear the pump working fine.....cheers

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    As said it's electric so if it's low on power from a bad battery or alternator then it may become heavier until the battery is charged again.

    Have you checked the power steering fluid level?
    Now I need a turbo to keep up!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Sig View Post
    As said it's electric so if it's low on power from a bad battery or alternator then it may become heavier until the battery is charged again.

    Have you checked the power steering fluid level?
    Yep, mate i checked and toped 100ml but same again , battery seems fine also alternator fine but steering it's heavy after 10-15 miles journey

    vectra c 1.9 cdti SXI

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    possibly the power steering rack then

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    Quote Originally Posted by soulman View Post
    possibly the power steering rack then
    i'm going tomorow to check to a local mechanic what's a problem with the power steering .....cheers

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    Hope it's not the pump!
    Now I need a turbo to keep up!

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