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    battery problems

    hi, i have a 53 plate 1.7 cdti astra van,the battery went totally flat over one night so assuming it was knackered i bought a new one,when fitted the van started no problem but the power steering is not working and the battery light is on now? could this be an alternator problem? any advise would be greatly appriciated,thanks,paul

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    that does sound like an alternator problem more than the battery, but before you go getting a new, recon or an alternator from a breakers yard, check that all the earth connections are in good condition, that there are no loose wires or connections anywhere. Also take your van to Halfords, they can do a battery and alternator test for you, which is free, this will confirm its the alternator or not, however with the charge light being on it sounds like the alternator, in which case it would be off down the scrappy for me for a replacement
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    thanks mate i dident know that halfords check it for free, i will get over there today! cheers

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    is there a belt to the power steering pump? think its runs on the same turn as the alternator belt, may be worth checking...

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    I'me pretty sure that all MK4's are EPAS, rather than MPAS
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    yeh they are not belt driven on the mk4,turns out it was the alternator,

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