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    Hi all.

    i was parking up tonight (reverse parking) when the steering went dead, switched the engine off and back on and it went back to normal. Will it be the pump or lack of fluid?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikewigan View Post
    Hi all.

    i was parking up tonight (reverse parking) when the steering went dead, switched the engine off and back on and it went back to normal. Will it be the pump or lack of fluid?
    Could be pump or fluid but may also be a sign your alternator is on the way out!

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    Quote Originally Posted by alcutler View Post
    Could be pump or fluid but may also be a sign your alternator is on the way out!
    Brilliant, only had the car 3 weeks, good job its under warranty. How would i know if its the pump/alt?

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    If you do a search - you will find a lot of posts re the power steering / alternator problem - checking the fluid level is easy enough to do - if it was the pump you would have the problem all the time unless its in the early stages. i had it with the alternator could be driving all day long, stop ata junction start to pull away and get the warning light and no p/steering. The p/s draws a lot of power from the system and if the alternator/battery system is not 100%- the p/s is one of the first things to be affected.
    Take it back and get it sorted if its a warrenty job

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