Got a problem with the power steering - Mk 4 1.6 16v. Driving home from work last night and it just stopped working and then intermitently came back on then off.
Checked the fluid and it was a little low, so topped up and still it cuts out.
Checked the battery with a multimeter - 12.7v engine off and 14.35v running and no real variation when revving, so they seem normal - I think? So it doesn't look like the alternator.
Any ideas? The fluid reservoir is rounded so I think that means it's the TRW pump (known to fail - bugger!)
If this means the pump is on it's way out, does anyone know how tough a job this is? I'm pretty competant at most car maintainance, but not a whizz by any stretch. Although I do know a very good mechanic that would help me out.