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DannyB1989

2010 Polo TDI - Engine cuts out, please help!

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DannyB1989

Hi,

 

Apologies for my lack of knowledge but I’m literally a novice when it comes to cars so any help would be great.

 

I own a 2010 polo which I bought from a dealer 2 weeks ago - 139000 km on the clock. Drives fine for a week until last week when my partner is driving to work, it showed a solid orange power steering wheel on the  dash and cut out twice in in a matter of minutes when she turned a 2 corners. Since then it’s been fine for a few days, no warning lights in the dash or any worrying symptoms.

 

i just got in the car then and turned it round in 1st when the engine cut out and it rolled to a stop. I restarted the car with no issues, but I don’t want it to happen again so wondered what the issue could be? I’m suspecting the battery or alternator so getting these checked tomorrow, but has this happened to anyone before?

 

thanks in advance,

 

Dan.

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nige8021

First welcome to the forum.

 

Have good close look at the fuses and leads connected to the fusebox on top of the battery, especially the ones that look like a flat bit of metal, as they can fracture causing a low voltage getting to the pump,  the powersteering pump fuse is a 50amp 4th one in from the row of normal plastic cased fuses  

 

If the fuses and leads look OK you'll need to have the fault codes read preferably with VCDS or a dedicated VAG based code reader and then start the fault finding based on what that might show up.

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DannyB1989
41 minutes ago, nige8021 said:

First welcome to the forum.

 

Have good close look at the fuses and leads connected to the fusebox on top of the battery, especially the ones that look like a flat bit of metal, as they can fracture causing a low voltage getting to the pump,  the powersteering pump fuse is a 50amp 4th one in from the row of normal plastic cased fuses  

 

If the fuses and leads look OK you'll need to have the fault codes read preferably with VCDS or a dedicated VAG based code reader and then start the fault finding based on what that might show up.

 

Thanks for the advice, Nigel, and thanks for the welcome too!

 

ill check your suggestions tomorrow and hopefully I’ll get to then bottom of it!

 

Thanks again.

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