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by msg
Wed Jun 02, 2021 9:10 pm
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Astra 1.4T SRI total power steering failure - intermittent
Replies: 56
Views: 3489

Re: Astra 1.4T SRI total power steering failure - intermittent

Well done mate, many thanks for this , so as soon as I get its oil changed and replace filters, I will get this sorted out, thanks again.
by msg
Wed Jun 02, 2021 8:44 am
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Astra 1.4T SRI total power steering failure - intermittent
Replies: 56
Views: 3489

Re: Astra 1.4T SRI total power steering failure - intermittent

Overall, I am highly pleased with the car, despite the clutch packing up within 2 or 3 miles of picking it up from the seller, but it was terrible crawling traffic, and for the sake of a clutch problem I did not want to lose this car which otherwise looked immaculate and almost like new, packed with...
by msg
Wed Jun 02, 2021 8:24 am
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Astra 1.4T SRI total power steering failure - intermittent
Replies: 56
Views: 3489

Re: Astra 1.4T SRI total power steering failure - intermittent

Yes thanks Redman managed to post pictures though they look big, secondly, I am aware of Dexos oil as a must, not sure why, but learned of it since joining here, so far my oil life display says my oil is around 70% good, it looks pretty dark to me though, not yellowish with tinge of brown but it see...
by msg
Tue Jun 01, 2021 10:08 pm
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Astra 1.4T SRI total power steering failure - intermittent
Replies: 56
Views: 3489

Re: Astra 1.4T SRI total power steering failure - intermittent

in contrast this is the ivory colour cap through which the steering shaft pokes out, and torque sensor is housed underneath it, it was full of oil partially contaminated.

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by msg
Tue Jun 01, 2021 9:58 pm
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Astra 1.4T SRI total power steering failure - intermittent
Replies: 56
Views: 3489

Re: Astra 1.4T SRI total power steering failure - intermittent

Here is a picture of the hole that appears to have been made by someone trying to curb some noise issue coming from turning the steering wheel, I did describe this noise as friction noise when a steel shaft is turned through a tight rubber bush, this may have been an attempt by someone before I boug...
by msg
Tue Jun 01, 2021 8:19 pm
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Astra 1.4T SRI total power steering failure - intermittent
Replies: 56
Views: 3489

Re: Astra 1.4T SRI total power steering failure - intermittent

Thanks Redman and shaky, yes I can see how to do it now, I will give it a shot later. And as for kosymodo, yes the dealers are stealers, the fact they even told me that my new steering rack will need programming, No it did not require such programming, Most independent garages have latest snap on di...
by msg
Tue Jun 01, 2021 2:01 am
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Astra 1.4T SRI total power steering failure - intermittent
Replies: 56
Views: 3489

Re: Astra 1.4T SRI total power steering failure - intermittent

Not quite sure how to ! With Photobucket you would upload a picture and then copy the url and paste link in a forum post. With a mobile phone camera you have a gallery and share it with WhatsApp, messages, email, so on, but not sure if I will need to download AstraKforum App on my mobile phone to sh...
by msg
Mon May 31, 2021 10:46 am
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Astra 1.4T SRI total power steering failure - intermittent
Replies: 56
Views: 3489

Re: Astra 1.4T SRI total power steering failure - intermittent

shame I can't post pictures as my Photobucket account has reached its free limit. I can't even delete some unwanted photos as I must first pay to get in.

Would have been nice to show some photos.
by msg
Mon May 31, 2021 10:03 am
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Astra 1.4T SRI total power steering failure - intermittent
Replies: 56
Views: 3489

Re: Astra 1.4T SRI total power steering failure - intermittent

Thanks Redman, yes I made a good choice with this garage, which i have known to exist since 70s, run by a family who also employ a few other mechanics and it is only a two bay very small garage, as they are a very small business, they also sell parts and oils and filters, i never felt confident enou...
by msg
Sun May 30, 2021 2:08 pm
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Astra 1.4T SRI total power steering failure - intermittent
Replies: 56
Views: 3489

Re: Astra 1.4T SRI total power steering failure - intermittent

LATEST UPDATE: Took my car to a local garage, replaced the power steering with one I purchased from eBay for £50 from a 2016 Astra, started work on the car at 10.30am, job completed by 1.00pm, (2.5Hrs ) Didn't need to disconnect exhaust or any thing apart from lowering the subframe a bit from the re...