Very light power steering on 2002 Astra

Discussion in 'Astra' started by prototype, Nov 25, 2004.

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    prototype Guest

    Hi, Just nipped to town in my 2002 Astra SXI and noticed that the power
    steering felt very very light. and that I had to turn the wheel more to turn

    Can anyone give me any Idea what can be causing this?

    PS : as far as I know my power steering fluid is full.


    prototype, Nov 25, 2004
  2. By light do you mean ineffective?

    Light steering and having to turn the wheel more at corners are totally
    separate things.

    The latter seems unlikely unless someone has sneaked a new steering rack in


    Alan Steele

    Steeles of Worthing
    Alan Steele - Steeles of Worthing, Nov 25, 2004
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    prototype Guest

    it feels very light, IE: requires little effort to turn, but I have to turn
    the wheel more than normal.
    prototype, Nov 25, 2004
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    Mike Guest


    Apologies for shouting, but this very same thing happened to me a while back
    with a volvo. it turned out that the steering rack had come adrift from its
    mountings and when I turned the wheel, the first thing that happened was the
    rack moved to one side. then the front wheels turned.

    get someone to wiggle the steering wheel from lock to lock and check to see
    if the rack moves.

    Mike, Nov 25, 2004
  5. Good point.

    I would call out Vauxhall Assistance and let the AA check it for you. It may
    be nothing but it is better to be safe than sorry!


    Alan Steele

    Steeles of Worthing
    Alan Steele - Steeles of Worthing, Nov 28, 2004
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    R. Murphy Guest

    What was the result of this i.e. what was the problem? - having a similar
    car I would be very interested to know thanks
    R. Murphy, Nov 29, 2004
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    prototype Guest

    I don't know yet, I haven't had chance to take it in, it still feels very
    light, I aint stopping driving it, If I have an accident then so be it.
    prototype, Nov 30, 2004
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    The Magnum Guest

    So be it ??? so you might kill an innocent person because of "so be it" dont
    be a bloody idiot and get it checked
    The Magnum, Dec 3, 2004
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