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M4X1P00
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2018/01/10 19:20:22 (permalink)
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Power Steering Failure

Hey Guys,

Just jump started my sw20 from dead flat after having it sit for 2-3 months and the power steering no longer works.  Is this a common fault with sdubs, or is it likely I've fried something when I jumped it?

TIA for your help
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    TonyMR2
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    Re: Power Steering Failure 2018/01/10 20:36:54 (permalink)
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    Fault find; check fuse, relay, bushings in pump, speed sensor, steering sensor.
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    Re: Power Steering Failure 2018/01/10 22:08:26 (permalink)
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    Probably the relay. Super common issue.

    I think an old solution was to cycle the key on and off 10 times.

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    Nik_Lee
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    Re: Power Steering Failure 2018/01/11 11:46:58 (permalink)
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    Yeah cycling the key on and off roughly 10 times worked for me until I replaced the relay.
     
    Its also a quick way to find out if its your relay.
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    Re: Power Steering Failure 2018/01/11 13:40:00 (permalink)
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    I had to cycle the key 10 times about 2 years ago, never had a problems since. 

    Of course it will fail now that I have said this. 
     

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    Re: Power Steering Failure 2018/01/11 19:42:08 (permalink)
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    Soo I started the car today with a full battery and the problem was gone.  My only thought is that when the car was started with low charge it didn't start the p/s system and remained off for my trip around the block.  If it happens again I'll give the key trick a go.
    Thanks for your help guys!
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