2013 Citroen DS3 1.6 Hdi
Stiff steering

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Sheridan
Driver
1 points

Problem added: Nov 24, 2020 (1 month ago)
My steering is electric and its gone really stiff almost like there is no power steering at all, stiff turning to the right than the left. It said engine failure before I turned off the car but nothing came up again when I turned the car over 5 mins later

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Car: Citroen DS3
Variant: 1.6 Hdi
Model Year: 2013
Category: Steering, Suspension, Brakes, Wheels & Tyres
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whittingehame
Legend
16,706 points

Nov 24, 2020 (1 month ago)
It is usually caused by a low battery and / or alternator not charging correctly .Need to get both tested .
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Sheridan
Driver
1 points

Nov 24, 2020 (1 month ago)
Replying to post by whittingehame:
It is usually caused by a low battery and / or alternator not charging correctly .Need to get both tested .
Would that cause any other issues with my electrics? because everything else seems fine including the eco stop/start.
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whittingehame
Legend
16,706 points

Nov 24, 2020 (1 month ago)
Other possible causes i.e EPAS unit / rack , steering column intermediate shaft knuckle joint .You are better to get it scanned for fault codes rather than guess . Stop / start is USUALLY affected as well but not always for different reasons.
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