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Offline cb500t

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Intermittant power steering failure
« on: May 05, 2015, 06:26:30 pm »
Occasionally  my power steering just isn't there when I fire up the car,switching off the ignition and restarting brings it back,,,,,whats wrong and how's it fixed??????? TIA

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    Offline GTMartin

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    Re: Intermittant power steering failure
    « Reply #1 on: May 05, 2015, 08:10:17 pm »
    When you first start up, leave it a few seconds for the pump to pressurise the system. All should be ok.

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    Re: Intermittant power steering failure
    « Reply #2 on: May 05, 2015, 09:13:12 pm »
    Its now done it on the move ..

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    Re: Intermittant power steering failure
    « Reply #3 on: May 10, 2015, 10:46:18 am »
    Mine did it once, it's electric assistance and the car had done a lot of short runs with the lights, heater etc on and the battery was a bit low and I was told the voltage needs to be spot on or it can cut out.  Been fine ever since (hopefully)

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    Re: Intermittant power steering failure
    « Reply #4 on: May 10, 2015, 10:57:13 pm »
    How old are you (that car that is  ;D)  sounds like you need a new battery! 
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    Re: Intermittant power steering failure
    « Reply #5 on: May 11, 2015, 08:46:25 am »
    To rule it out, check that your steering fluid level is up to the mark.