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    HELP power steering gone!

    Just before i was driving the car and the power steering suddenly stopd working. I was just turning around and the steering became stiff, and now it wont move at all! But also the battery light is on, anyone know what this is????

    Cheers Dean

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    has your aux belt snapped?

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    I thought this was what it could be, is it expensice to fix?

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    few quid for a belt plus fitting unless you can do it yourself??

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    Quote Originally Posted by pete soulby View Post
    few quid for a belt plus fitting unless you can do it yourself??
    wheres the belt at mate?? had a look in the service maual and a gaverd that it could be the alternator??

    cheers dean

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    What engine do you have?

    Standing in front of the engine, the belt will be on your left, about halfway down the side of the engine.

    Very easy to change, (5 mins) you just need a ratchet to lever back the tensioner.
    I>< Silver Coupe ><I

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    Quote Originally Posted by IainL View Post
    What engine do you have?

    Standing in front of the engine, the belt will be on your left, about halfway down the side of the engine.

    Very easy to change, (5 mins) you just need a ratchet to lever back the tensioner.

    i have a 1.7 tdi, just a bit gutted as its bank holiday and the cars going to be off the road. is it posible it could just e the battery mate?

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    also sorry forgot the mention the belt down the side of the engine mount is moving and isnt snaped

    cheers dean

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    Your alternator is buggered . . Simple as!

    Could be battery, but presence of light means its not charging, thus indicating its more than likely the alt.

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    Odds are on out right its alternator, i assume the one from a 1.8 z18xe will fit, if so, i have one to sell, PM if interested.

    alternator failiures common symptoms are battery light on and no power steering as this is powered via the alternator.

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