Firstly my name is Steve and i have just joined today so please forgive me if i have not submitted this in the correct place/format.
I see the PAS seems to be a common problem on here and i have tried to look at existing questions to try and solve my issue but i cant see a question that covers all my symptoms. So i am hoping someone can help.
I have a S reg Mk 4 Astra with a electric PAS pump, i have checked the fuse under the bonnet and also the fuse in the main box they are both ok. I have no warning likes on the dash at all but below is what happens:
When i go out to the car first thing in the morning 9 out of 10 times the power steering works fine.
However if i stop the engine and start it again after a short time eg buy petrol etc, the power steering does not work. It takes upto 10 times sometimes for the PAS to kick in after starting and stopping the car continuously.
It has never cut out while i have been driving so it seems to imply the alternator is ok (i think).
I have been to a garage and the mechanic says there is no leaks and the motor seems fine and he thinks it is an electrical issue????
Can anyone shine any light onto this problem?