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    Power Steering

    Hello New Member could some one out there help me.
    My Question is Since OCT Last year Intermittently My Power Steering
    Goes Stiff Just For Few Seconds Then Corrects its Self it Can Be All right
    For A Few Weeks Then it Just Occurs Out The Blue I Have Checked
    My Power Steering Fluid Which is topped up, My Brother Said it could
    Be The Pump Kicking out for a few seconds but not sure About that
    Some Help Would be Much Appreciated

    My Car Is Vauxhall Astra Active 1,6 Year 2003.

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    PS is electric driven pump, possible it could be an alternator fault?

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    power steering.

    Quote Originally Posted by nry View Post
    PS is electric driven pump, possible it could be an alternator fault?
    I assume its electric Driven pump, Not sure why would it be alternator fault
    Not Great car minded so excuse the ignorance
    I Will find out about the pump if its electric driven
    Thank you for your help very much appreciated.

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    If the alternator is not working correctly, then any power dip from the alternator will cut the power steering hence the drop you are getting randomly. If memory serves, the power steering is often the first thing to be affected by a faulty alternator.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nry View Post
    If the alternator is not working correctly, then any power dip from the alternator will cut the power steering hence the drop you are getting randomly. If memory serves, the power steering is often the first thing to be affected by a faulty alternator.

    That's a BIG Help about the alternator, Have not had any problems regarding battery through alternator so perhaps alternator slowly
    on its way out. Thank you.

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    Should be an easy check if you have access to a voltmeter so far as I know, but never tested on myself.

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    power steering.

    Quote Originally Posted by nry View Post
    Should be an easy check if you have access to a voltmeter so far as I know, but never tested on myself.

    Ok thanks mate i will get my alternator checked thanks very much mate
    for your help.

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