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    Post desparate for help with Citroen c3 hdi

    the problem is this

    the power steering seems to have gone but i cant for the life of me find where the power steering fluid goes,
    didnt drive since friday aft, went out to try it today (sun) it seemed to come back
    then i went out again it took 3 attempts to start it and the power steering was back to heavy again..any ideas please
    Regards



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    Re: desparate for help with Citroen c3 hdi

    check the drive belts not slack
    this would give you problems with weak battery and power steering as
    it turns the alternator and powersteering pump

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    Re: desparate for help with Citroen c3 hdi

    think this one has eps (electronic power steering )
    does the speedo work and has it got abs ?
    maybe due to bsi config get it scanned with someone with lexia
    could be a simple config fault or maybe a broken wire or eps module
    the eps module is a gold couloured box behind battery tray
    also could be a low voltage to the unit or alternator fault
    after all its a psa car lol
    Last edited by HORUS; 20th February 2011 at 18:04.

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    Thumbs up Re: desparate for help with Citroen c3 hdi

    thanx guys gonna take it to garage tomoro, i had i out for a drive and it went ok for now but will get it checked
    Regards

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    Re: desparate for help with Citroen c3 hdi

    Couldn't even get it started today (mon) to take to garage think there might be more to it than i thought.. '-(
    all the dash lights up as normal the speedo worked yesterday yes it has ABS

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    Re: desparate for help with Citroen c3 hdi

    Ok it just wounldnt start at all today (mon) gutted cant get it to garage

    the speedo worked ok yesterday and yes it has ABS
    the dash is lighting up as normal today and i cant find the drive belt dont know where to look for it --suggestions please :-)

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    Re: desparate for help with Citroen c3 hdi

    Was it flat/low battery stopping it starting if so likely to be u/s alternator (PAS is first thing to stop working when battery voltage drops)
    You only need two things to fix anything. WD40 and Duct Tape.
    If it should move and doesn't Use WD40
    If it moves and it shouldn't use the Duct Tape. :Biggrin2:

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    Re: desparate for help with Citroen c3 hdi

    there is no power steering pump belt its driven by an electric motor
    and the above post is quite right in economy mode or low voltage situation the power steering is a thing that goes down as its electric
    have the alternator and battery tested
    after that try the diagnostic approach
    it will probably be a low voltage from alternator or a corroded wire or earth

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    Re: desparate for help with Citroen c3 hdi

    Quote Originally Posted by Bonni View Post
    the problem is this

    the power steering seems to have gone but i cant for the life of me find where the power steering fluid goes,
    didnt drive since friday aft, went out to try it today (sun) it seemed to come back
    then i went out again it took 3 attempts to start it and the power steering was back to heavy again..any ideas please
    Regards
    Hi everyone this is my 1st post and although it maybe a bit late for this particular problem I thought I might share my experience of my power steering fault.
    I drive a 2002 1.4HDi C3 and after doing an emergency stop I found I had no power steering, took it to Citroen main dealer, they had it for an hour and declared nothing wrong with it and sure enough power steering was back.
    This happened again a few months later so I did an emergency stop IN REVERSE and hey presto power steering back to normal. Have spoken to garage since and they can shed no light on it.
    Any thoughts anyone?
    Thanks for reading
    Regards Engineer57



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