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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 3rd December 2019, 09:36 Thread Starter
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Power Steering Malfunction

Hey all,

My wife has just dropped our child at school and went to drive away and the power steering has stopped working with a 'power steering malfunction' sign on the dash.

I've looked through the forums but couldn't see anything in relation to this.

Anything I can check before taking it to a garage to be looked at?


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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 3rd December 2019, 19:28
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a quick look for ford power steering showed, it maybe another of the symptoms caused by a low battery.
(very common at this time of year in the UK since its getting cold again)

ps, its electrically assisted power steering (epas)
the other thing to do is check the tyre pressures. (no rational to this being the problem, its just good practice, especially as the weather changes)
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 3rd December 2019, 20:19
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Hopefully it will be a low battery ( how old is your car ?) A search on this site shows hardly any power steering issues, so not a common problem anyway.
Let us know how you get on.


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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old Today, 01:11
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Check tyres, check power steering fluid level and recharge battery would be my first courses of action.

Hope the issue is resolved easily and cheaply.

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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old Today, 10:20
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You can't check the power steering fluid, there isn't any; as Gremlin points out, it's EPAS.
I just hope it's low battery voltage and nothing else. The EPAS motor is built into the steering column.

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