User Tag List

Thanks Thanks:  0
Likes Likes:  0
Results 1 to 7 of 7

Thread: Another warning light!!

  1. #1
    Regular Member Carl83's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    Basingstoke, Hampshire
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default Another warning light!!

    Morning guys,

    Well I have another warning light come up on the dash...

    This time its the power steering light. It only comes on when I am on a roundabout (and in Basingstoke we have plenty of those!!), when I go right/all the way round.

    It only comes on for 2-3 seconds and in this time I dont feel the steering has changed in anyway, so not sure.

    On the advisory for the MOT it mentions something and it seeping from a componet or something like that, so could that be the reason? Or could something be pinching when I turn the wheel?

    Any help and advice would be greatly received!!

    Carl

  2. #2
    Regular Member lee gsi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Hampshire (Near Havant) . .Drives: Signum 1.9 CDTi
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    4 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats

    Vehicle : Signum

    Trim : Design

    Engine : 1.9 CDTi

    Year : 2005

    Default

    Sounds like its low on fluid.

    Did you get the leak sorted that they advised n?

  3. #3
    Regular Member Carl83's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    Basingstoke, Hampshire
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    No, the MOT was done before I bought the car.

    Its going in for a new back box to be fitted this Friday, I will mention it then.

    Carl

  4. #4
    Regular Member rich r's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Selby
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    A tip - when you get an advisory on an MOT, they mention it because they think it may cause a problem before the next MOT is due. So you should always investigate them, and at least satisfy yourself that it either isn't an issue you need to worry about (eg an advisory for a missing aircon belt on a vehicle that you know the aircon system won't work because it leaks), or you need to do something about (eg a fluid leak or tyres almost worn down to the legal limit).

    Have a look at the power steering reservoir (you can see it from underneath, it's directly on the steering rack) and see what the level is.

  5. #5
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Oxfordshire
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    5 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats

    Vehicle : Vauxhall Astra-J

    Trim : Elite

    Engine : 2.0 CDTi

    Year : 2013

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by rich r View Post
    Have a look at the power steering reservoir (you can see it from underneath, it's directly on the steering rack) and see what the level is.
    My reservoir in in the wheel arch, directly below the offside headlight, where most Vec-C PAS reservoirs are. Granted there is a Vec-C that has the reservoir elsewhere, but I can't recall which engine model that is.

  6. #6
    Regular Member Carl83's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    Basingstoke, Hampshire
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    Hi Guys,

    Well the car went into for an intrim service today and to also have the powering steering looked at.

    The gaiter/s were replaced, but I was told it was full of fluid and that a new steering rack is probably on the cards!!!

    Has anyone else had this problem?? How much am I looking at either from Vauxhall or a small garage?

    I have only had the car since the end of April and have had to make repairs on the car already. I think I will write a letter to the garage we bought it from and say that I am mega ****ed!!!!

    What you think??

    Carl

  7. #7
    Full Member DSmiddy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Bridgwater, Somerset
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats

    Vehicle : Signum

    Trim : Elite

    Engine : 2.8 V6T

    Year : 2005

    Mileage : 50000

    Default

    My Siggy has had the steering warning on since i got it, when we plugged it up to computer it said Communication with steering column switch module communication faulty but the steering is fine.

    I have seen some other posts on here where people have had the same thing but the steering goes heavy.

    Did they find any fault codes or did they not look?

    hope that helps,
    Dave

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Warning Light
    By chrissy white85 in forum Troubleshooting
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 17th December 2012, 18:01
  2. Brake Light Warning Light
    By michaelangelo in forum Electrical & ICE (including SatNav)
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 29th August 2011, 01:31
  3. Spanner light & 3rd brake light warning?
    By simp_2.2sri in forum Electrical & ICE (including SatNav)
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 5th December 2008, 17:32
  4. Oil Warning Light
    By siz1 in forum Engine & Drivetrain
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 26th November 2008, 20:03
  5. arghh side light problems warning light
    By Gregg in forum Electrical & ICE (including SatNav)
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 11th February 2008, 21:58

Visitors found this page by searching for:

Nobody landed on this page from a search engine, yet!

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •