Last month my power steering went dead hard suddenly. I left the car overnight and in the morning it was working fine. However, after driving a couple of miles, the steering went hard again. This kept happening- leave the car for 4-5 hours and the steering is fine for a couple of miles only.
i thought that the pump must be faulty and replaced it with a second hand one. Same problem. Thought maybe I had received a faulty pump, so I got it changed. What happens- the same problem!!!
Three pumps and the same problem makes me think that it cannot be a pump related issue. Power steering fluid is fine. Battery is charging fine and also holding the charge. No warning light, no leaks or damaged pipes.
I took it to a VX garage and the only thing they came up with was an C1525 error code. They are not willing to give me an interpretation to this code unless I part with another two hours worth of labour charges!!!
Can anyone help!!!
Ooppss......forgot to tell you ...its a Vauxhall Astra 1.6 8v club 03model