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#843731 - 14th Dec 2013 9:15pm Mercedes A Class X Reg steering problem
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Hi, I have the above car but today it has started having a steering problem. The battery indicator light come's on on the dashboard and my power steering does not work. Is this an easy fix or a major costly problem? Help welcome smile

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#843735 - 14th Dec 2013 9:52pm Re: Mercedes A Class X Reg steering problem [Re: Mike72]
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From what you have said I would think there is a problem with your alternator.

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#843736 - 14th Dec 2013 9:58pm Re: Mercedes A Class X Reg steering problem [Re: Mike72]
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Check to see if you still have a fan belt.
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#843737 - 14th Dec 2013 10:03pm Re: Mercedes A Class X Reg steering problem [Re: ZipperClub]
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It first happened on Thursday and i just thought it was nothing, then it started again today but for a lot longer. as i got home it went fine again.

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#843740 - 14th Dec 2013 10:38pm Re: Mercedes A Class X Reg steering problem [Re: Mike72]
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iirc it's powered directly from the alternator??

(waits for the sad people with no life who probably still live with their mothers despite being about 50 years of age to come along and whinge about using new fangled modern abbrevs)


Edited by mrhanky (14th Dec 2013 10:39pm)

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#843742 - 14th Dec 2013 10:52pm Re: Mercedes A Class X Reg steering problem [Re: mrhanky]
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Mum......... Didn't Dilly say it was the alternator? :-)


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#843755 - 15th Dec 2013 7:26am Re: Mercedes A Class X Reg steering problem [Re: ZipperClub]
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And got up thismoring to go to work and the car is fine, very strange indeed. Anyone have a rough idea on cost involved if it turns out to be the alternator?

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#843777 - 15th Dec 2013 9:27am Re: Mercedes A Class X Reg steering problem [Re: Mike72]
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To get a new alternator including labour I would say you're looking around the 200-250 mark. I looked online and assumed its a 1.6 petrol just for the sake of pricing.

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#843778 - 15th Dec 2013 9:34am Re: Mercedes A Class X Reg steering problem [Re: Mike72]
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As above, sounds like an issue with the alternator output especially if the alternator warning light comes on at the same time the power assistance fails. check for poor connections first though.

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#843782 - 15th Dec 2013 10:17am Re: Mercedes A Class X Reg steering problem [Re: turnip]
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Just priced one up on euro car parts 140 which is not to bad but was hoping it not to be as expensive, ah well frown

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#843783 - 15th Dec 2013 10:58am Re: Mercedes A Class X Reg steering problem [Re: Mike72]
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Originally Posted By: Mike72
Just priced one up on euro car parts 140 which is not to bad but was hoping it not to be as expensive, ah well frown
Set up account with euro car parts online, add item to your basket, (make sure you are logged in when you do this) then close your browser, within 48 hrs you will get email reminding you its in your basket, also you get a 30% discount code to use.
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#843812 - 15th Dec 2013 1:00pm Re: Mercedes A Class X Reg steering problem [Re: Willo_]
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That's useful to know, Willo.
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