Vauxhall Astra Everything :(

2004 Vauxhall Astra Problem

Ref#20469
CarVauxhall Astra 1.7 ctdi
Year2004
OwnerS26cyx
Posted24/06/2017
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First bought the car in may , was going fine , until 2 weeks ago I went out in the morning to start it, yes I gave it time to heat up ,stopped engine for few mins and back in again ( was doing the school run) car wouldn't start ??? So I replaced the battery thinking it wasn't getting the correct amp (Bosch) I went to Halfords bought a higher voltage although it's not a Bosch this time lol !! And still the same , jumpt it with leads done the lead test with the alternator!! Didn't cut out .... headed to a friends house or tried to. Was going round the round-about and the power steering just went , and boy this b**ch was hard to get back round and head bk home with this pump kicking in and back out with the battery light on and engine management light?? , meaning I was gettin powering steering then arms like pop-eye!! So I just bought a steering pump (2nd hand) put it on tonight gave it a small run round the street , so heading out to the car to head home I was turning and felt the steering go on me again pop-eye arms and the dash lights dimmed!!

Please help me before I go spend more cash on an alternator :/ any opinions welcome as I'm at my wits end and I need this car for the job I'm in
Problem Category
Electrics, ECU, Warnings & Lights

Steering, Suspension, Brakes, Wheels & Tyres


Solution 1
1/4drive | Auto Insider | Since: Jun 2011 | Posts: 25 | Fixes: 1537 | View Garage
Suggested Solution

Stop throwing money at it,
As you've found out it misses most of the time.
You need to scan the power steering module for faults.


Posted on Saturday 24th of June 2017
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Solution 2
whittingehame | Legend | Since: Oct 2009 | Posts: 444 | Fixes: 11462 | View Garage
Suggested Solution

" done the lead test with the alternator!! " If this means pulling battery lead when engine running , you have probably knacked alternator if not already knacked .


Posted on Saturday 24th of June 2017
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Solution 3
Derbyshire | Driver | Since: Sep 2015 | Posts: 0 | Fixes: 177 | View Garage
Suggested Solution

Get the battery and alternator load tested.


Posted on Saturday 24th of June 2017
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