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    power steering stopped working and batt light is on

    it started about 3 days ago wen i started the car the steering was just heavey for the first few seconds then for up to 15 seconds.... then today i started it i wggled it side to side to loosen the steering up after starting it and the battery light came on and the steering sopped working....... is it eaiter the pump or alternator
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    alternator is ****eted

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    Hi rsdave what engine have you please i may be able to help

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    sounds like the altonator if the battery light is on and the power steering has failed as its an electric power steering pump

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    i am feeling very generous today rsdave, i happen to have a few alternaters in very good condition,

    for next to nothing, more or less postage cost

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    may also just be the battery so worth getting that checked too

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    I've got exactly the same issue with my z22se. Been happening for a little while now, is on my to do list come pay day this Friday. I had my battery tested and its fine so narrowed it down to the alternator.

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    Offer still open, to rsdave

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    It will the alternator not charging.
    If the alternator doesn't run the power steering pump is automatically turned off to prevent battery drain, as it has a high power consumption.
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    hi im based in essex and its the cdti engine im going to do an alternator test were are u based paula
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