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Boxman

Member Since 09 Feb 2014
Offline Last Active Apr 24 2014 06:20 PM
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Power Steering

24 March 2014 - 08:43 PM

I have a 59 plate s-max and i have just noticed a faint whine/whistle from the power steering when steering on the spot in tight situations. Is this a prelude to a steering rack or pump fault? I have heard that these cars are prone to these from other posts on this site. Would love some advice for a `heads up` so I can forward plan.

With regards.


Flat Battery, Recharge, Then Immobiliser Active Message! Any Clues?

09 February 2014 - 03:01 PM

Having had a flat battery, the usual slow turn over and non firing, a headlight malfunction showed on the dashboard, when i came home and tried to start it the car was dead so i recharged the battery for 24 hours. Tested the battery was showing 12.5 volt charge. Tried to start the car and now it shows an immobiliser active sign in the dashboard display. 

I have tried disconnecting the battery for 30 seconds to see if it clears the memory (and fault) to no avail. has anyone got any suggestions or could this be a plain old knackered battery...? oh and by the way the headlight malfunction warning had displayed on the dash in the preceding 2 weeks(ish) but always went straight off.