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Car has died, help ASAP pleases!

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Eilswilliamsx

The simplest solution is to sell it and buy a propa' polo :D

My gal isn't worth selling! I've spent so much money on her, she's staying for a while! I'll get her body work done then mods done! Sweet as a nut ;)

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derskine

Only joking haha, fingers crossed its the battery as that's easy

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Eilswilliamsx

Only joking haha, fingers crossed its the battery as that's easy

Yeah I really hope it is :( lol

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lupoluke

Forgot to mention as well check the wiring going to the alternator.

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harris.racing

Hahahah this made me lol.

Just put it on Facebook, or post on a car page saying is anyone local avail to have a look. You'll get loads of lads offering to help in the hope it'll go further so your car as already stated could just be fixed for free

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Morgen9n

I just can't believe you'd trust him with an address to post anything to!!

Aw man

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Eilswilliamsx

Hahahah this made me lol.

Just put it on Facebook, or post on a car page saying is anyone local avail to have a look. You'll get loads of lads offering to help in the hope it'll go further so your car as already stated could just be fixed for free

Hahaha cheeky!

I have someone coming later on to see what the problem is ;) hopefully nothing major lol

I just can't believe you'd trust him with an address to post anything to!!

Aw man

Haha what's the worst that can happen? He turns up? :lol:

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pasteman

Hey, I may be new here but I'm an established member elsewhere.

If you track me down on club loop I have the most likes and I have been voted member of the year two years running and #3 is coming up.

Edinburgh is too far to travel (unless I'm up there for anything already)

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Eilswilliamsx

Hey, I may be new here but I'm an established member elsewhere.

If you track me down on club loop I have the most likes and I have been voted member of the year two years running and #3 is coming up.

Edinburgh is too far to travel (unless I'm up there for anything already)

I didn't say a word..

I value your presence greatly :-)

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Eilswilliamsx

Too right, ;)

Hehehe :-)

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harris.racing

Rapey hahaha.

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Eilswilliamsx

Hahaha!!

I'll let you's know the outcome when the lads been out later/tonight :-)

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Eilswilliamsx

So I had the mechanic out and he didn't bring his diagnostic machine, and he's super busy! But all the lights came on including the engine management light.. I don't know any other mechanics or people so clued up to come and check. Any options guys?

Oh and my car starts, but doesn't have power steering, headlights work but my dash lights don't come on, and the lights showing now are battery, engine management, and abs!

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Eilswilliamsx

Alternator belt.

The belt seems fine!

I've tried it again this morning and when I turn the car on, and the headlights, the dash all lights up and the power steering is fine.. But the engine management light and battery light is on, as soon as I put my foot on the accelerator, the dash lights go off and other fault lights come on the dash (abs, airbag and the a light showing my seat reclining forward) and the power steering fails and steering goes heavy? I hope this is of any help?

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pasteman

power steering is ran by the belt and shouldn't ever go off unless the belt snaps.

That makes this strange,

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harris.racing

Bad connection somewhere?

What year is your car, don't they have some sort of pressure switch on the PAS system?

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Eilswilliamsx

Ain't to sure pasteman!

That's what I thought maybe? And it's 2002?

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Eilswilliamsx

Here's a video (if the link works) of my alternator and belt!

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pasteman

I've been in your photobucket.

You could have gotten some scottish accent/footage of yourself in there.

That all looks fine, have you used a multimeter across the battery yet? If you flirt with some Halfords monkeys then one of them will do it.

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lupoluke

Iirc they have a steering sensor on the rack, but before going any further you really need to check the alternator, low voltage can cause all sorts of strange problems.

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Eilswilliamsx

Haha pasteman i was freeeezing!

And not yet I can't get anyone out to me and I can't drive the car the steering is literally that heavy (or I'm just feeble) lol!

Someone's meant to be coming out at some point today, he's going to plug a diagnostic machine in for £30! Better than nothing! Will this show if the alternator is the problem or will that need to be done with a multimeter?

Iirc they have a steering sensor on the rack, but before going any further you really need to check the alternator, low voltage can cause all sorts of strange problems.

It's a struggle trying to get someone to come out to me :-( haha

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lupoluke

Get your self a cheap multimeter, can get them for like a tenner from places like maplins.

And it depends on the machine, if you get in to measured values you can read the voltage.

If you have a laptop you could also get a cheapo VCDS cable from eBay and VCDS lite to read codes ect.

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