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    Default Power Steering Drops out in reverse!

    Hey all,

    Not mine, but my mother-in-laws Vec, 56 plate 1.8VVti Exclusive - it's developed an odd fault.

    When she's in reverse on full lock (think either way) the EML comes on and the power steering drops out. She ends up turning the engine off and back on which clears it. She's not had the codes read but has anyone experienced this before or any idea??

    Si

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    Could be battery or alternator, the power steering uses a fair bit of electrickery.

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    Quote Originally Posted by badback View Post
    Could be battery or alternator, the power steering uses a fair bit of electrickery.



    Run a multi meter over the battery when the engine is running, should be between 13.5 and 14.4v. The power steering take a lot of power so could be a sign that either alternator or battery is on its way out.
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    ok thanks - she lives 40miles from us so next time she's over I'll have a butchers.

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