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Re: Electric Power Steering Issues

Postby Lancer08 » Tue Aug 24, 2021 9:54 pm

If I wasn't so invested in this I'd find it interesting.

She's in the mechanic's again, this time a different auto electrician who was recommended by a bunch of different garages.
He reckons it's not the wiring because it's so intermittent. Wires stay bad, they don't fluctuate in between working and not working. Of course the steering decided to work as I drove the car over to him, like a sick dog going to the vet it looked like I haven't been dragging it around every day building up Popeye forearms for the last month.
He figures it's a power steering control unit which is located in behind the glovebox. He took it out, took it apart and put it back together and back in. Seeing if the problem will come back.
This is a replaceable part. It'll take a couple of days but this might be the solution.
I think it's finally in with a guy who actually knows his stuff.
So here's hoping.
At this point.. once it's fixed I'm considering selling it and putting those funds in towards a newer Lancer with a bigger engine... But one step at a time.

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Re: Electric Power Steering Issues

Postby lancerdarryl » Wed Aug 25, 2021 9:19 am

Sounds promising good luck
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Re: Electric Power Steering Issues

Postby awood » Wed Aug 25, 2021 7:09 pm

Agreed , good luck , hope it fixes the problem.

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Re: Electric Power Steering Issues

Postby bumblebee » Wed Aug 25, 2021 7:44 pm

Been out for another 2 hour drive
Zero issues
Rock soild power to the amps / sub
Full reload of all Spotify songs
No more drop-outs anywhere
On a winner

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Re: Electric Power Steering Issues

Postby lancerdarryl » Wed Aug 25, 2021 8:47 pm

bumblebee wrote:Been out for another 2 hour drive
Zero issues
Rock soild power to the amps / sub
Full reload of all Spotify songs
No more drop-outs anywhere
On a winner

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Re: Electric Power Steering Issues

Postby Mars1811 » Wed Aug 25, 2021 9:25 pm

Wrong forum thread lol
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Re: Electric Power Steering Issues

Postby bumblebee » Thu Aug 26, 2021 10:50 am

Sigh

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Re: Electric Power Steering Issues

Postby Lancer08 » Fri Aug 27, 2021 5:32 pm

bumblebee wrote:Been out for another 2 hour drive
Zero issues
Rock soild power to the amps / sub
Full reload of all Spotify songs
No more drop-outs anywhere
On a winner


Well my car has been similar too I suppose, so that's relevant enough!
Been out in it and no issues as of yet.

Eastern European lads, they know what they're doing and have a great work ethic but are a bit aren't great at explaining things so I'm not 100% sure what the exact fix means.

Hopefully she's fixed anyway, I had no idea there was a power steering control unit in behind the glovebox. But there you go. Rebuilding it seems to have fixed it for now at least.
Just have to wait a few months and see if the power steering holds on for me and then I can call this weird problem fixed.

He had a similar Japanese car before a few months ago with the same sort of EPS problem and this fixed worked for them. So best of luck to my Lancer, she's avoided the scrap heap!

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Re: Electric Power Steering Issues

Postby lancerdarryl » Fri Aug 27, 2021 5:36 pm

Good luck I hope it’s sorted.I’ll have a look for that control unit next time I service an electric steering model
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