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    Default Steering wheel warning light , no power steering!

    Last night i nipped out to tesco , spent an hour in tesco.

    Got back in my car fired it up , and the light was on for the steering wheel and the power steering did not work, AT ALL

    It was so incredibly hard to turn the steering.

    about 10 meters away i turned the engine off and back on and the power steering was back! with no light no nothing and works brilliantly.

    Ive started and stopped around 6 times today and its been fine.

    Any idea what the cause could have been?

    Thanks

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    Sounds like power steering pump failing

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    Why would it only happen once ? And go back to normal once I restarted it

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    Could be your pump - more likely to be your alternator - first of all get your alternator and battery checked - also check the connections to the pump and your p/steering fluid level.

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    Yep as above, could be an alternator glitch or on its way out.

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    Have you checked your fluid levels just in case it could be an easy fix. Think if it was alternator the battery light would be on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sscully View Post
    Have you checked your fluid levels just in case it could be an easy fix. Think if it was alternator the battery light would be on.
    Battery light never came on when mine went just got the steering wheel with spanner light on dash - only lost p/steering for a few seconds and then would recover - obviously an intermittent fault - replaced alternator and fine. As I said above check fluid level and connections to pump first off.

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    Had a go at checking the p.steering fluid level , Couldnt find it.

    Apparently its under the wheel arch ? no idea why!

    Ill try to find it again when the weathers a bit better.

    Thanks all , will keep you informed

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    Mine is below the fuel filter, between the filter and steering rack. Nice and easy access for filling - NOT

    btw 1.9 8v facelift

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    Facelift under the fuel filter looks like a milk bottle
    Pre face in the wing wheel arch

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