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    Polo 1.2 2005 power steering

    Hi, I've had intermittent issues with my powersteering for the last few weeks.
    I replaced the battery recently.
    The first Amber warning light flashed after going over a speed bump.consulted the web that pointed to a loose battery connection. Tightened everything up- amber light went out. I checked the fluid levels and all good.
    I reset my odometer to see how many miles before it happened again.
    It happened every 30ish miles but only on bumpy roads. Tightened everything up again and had no problems for 200 miles.
    Then Saturday afternoon I got the warning light again and the normal wiggle of the wheel and engine on and off didn't my clear it.
    Sunday tightened everything up( battery connections) and topped up fluid. Warning light went out.
    Drove 10 miles and the. Warning light started flashing then went constant.
    Turned engine off and on and again it flashed for a minute then went constant.
    I had to have it towed home due to not been able to safely steer the car.
    I dropped it into my local garage today and they phoned to say they couldn't pin point it because it's on and off (the flickering warning lamp) but they think replacing the whole powersteering module will fix it they quoted 550 with labour. i don't mind paying it but they seem uncertain of what he problem actually is.

    Before taking it to the garage I checked he engine at and here is a panel on top of the battery where it appears fuses and wires feed into it. The fuses and wires were covered in what I can only describe as white powder. Could this be a problem? Could there be a loose wire somewhere?

    I'm not shy about trying to have a tinker myself and I've fitted a new fuel pump, water pump and gasket on my previous cars.
    If anyone has any advice or suggestions.
    The car is still with the garage at the moment

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    What fault codes did they get? The pumps can be unreliable but so can rack angle sensors.
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    I haven't got that detail yet. I will ask them tomorrow when they phone with more details

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