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    Newbie Bullets0fButter is on a distinguished road
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    Default Intermittent power steering failure

    This may have been a 1000 times, so apologies if it has.

    I've got an intermittent power steering failure. By intermittent I mean this could happen, say today, but then not again for 3, 4, 5 months if not longer.
    It happens randomly with no warning.
    Usually it cuts out whilst driving. Both going slow or at speed.

    I've found if I do the following 3 times it sorts the issue (obviously not permanently because it's happened several times now), completely power down and restart the engine.

    I have a 2007 C2 VTS 1.6 petrol.
    No mods or after market extras.

    Most people have told me it's the power steering fluid.
    But after looking this up, apparently my car doesn't have fluid or hydraulics.
    It will be either the steering rack, the motor attached to it or the ECU.

    Is this correct?
    Is it more likely to be one over the others?
    Anyone had a similar issue and can offer any other advice?

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    Full Member carlloeb27 is on a distinguished road
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    hi there,i had this problem and was advised by the garage to get a better battery so i went to halfords a bought a 110 gel battery its called black so for me this has sorted the problem out

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    Usual fault is poor battery or alternator starting to fail , that electric rack can draw UP to 65A

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    Nice one guys, I'll start with the battery and go from there

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