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Signs of a failing power steering control unit include an illuminated EPS (Electric Power Steering) Warning Light or difficulty steering the vehicle.

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my eps light is blinking
Your vehicle's electronic power steering system (EPS) relies on a computer-controlled electric motor to operate the steering rack. The control module for the EPS system has detected a fault in the system. If you request a diagnostic the responding certified...
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Steering wheel issues following jump start
Batteries normally self discharge over time. Also, your car's electrical system will draw 20-50 milliamps, roughly, even as the car sits, to power the clock, computer, and security system. Combined, these factors can cause the battery voltage to drop so...
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Why is my steering wheel hard to turn and my EPS light on in my 2004 Mazda RX-8
Hi there. This is a common issue on your vehicle. Most of the time this is caused by a problem with the steering angle sensor. The sensor stops reading properly which causes the steering to act like this. There are...
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What do you do when the EPS light come on to fix it? 2008 Hyundai Elantra
Hi there - the EPS, or electronic power steering, is the electrically assisted power steering. A malfunction or failure of this system could suddenly make steering effort more difficult or possible freeze the steering. This is a safety issue of...
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Eps light
Hello, thank you for writing in. The vehicle is illuminating the Electronic Power Steering warning light. This light may stand for several different malfunctions. The first thing that needs to be done is a scan of the vehicle's diagnostic troubleshooting...
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Is my repair strategy is good?
The steering torque sensor is Ford part number CL8Z-3F818-A and it was used from model year 2008 to 2012. The best strategy is to buy a brand new sensor from Ford and install it in your existing column. Ford's recommendation...
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car squeaks and is har to turn
I'm going to guess that you have a power steering pump belt that is slipping. The slipping belt makes the squeal and the slower turning pump makes the wheel hard to turn. Your car may just need a new belt...
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lights on for power steering and stabilitrack on
Hello. Thank you for writing in. The electronic power steering system can absolutely be replaced. Due to the fact the light is on the system is obviously detecting an issue, and a diagnostic scan of the vehicle can be done...
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EPS light
Hello. The EPS light comes on when the computer detects an issue with the vehicle's electronic power steering system. If the computer detects an issue with the system it will set off the warning light to notify the driver of...
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Why is my EPS warning light on in my 2001 VW Beetle
Your EPC light stands for electronic power control. This is for the powertrain control system. When the computer detects a failure in the system then this light will come on because the powertrain control system can no longer properly control...
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Check engine light and temporary loss of steering/accelerator
Hello. The symptoms you describe can be caused by different things. Both the throttle and steering on your vehicle are electronically controlled, and can have problems if any of the components to these systems have issues. If the throttle body...
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My EPS light came on and then the indicator that my hybrid battery is low came on. Car lost power and won't start. Prius v
Hello, thank you for writing in. The main problem which needs your focus is the charging issue. The EPS light for your electronic power steering is being caused due to the lack of power available. This is also why it...
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How do you replace steering angle sensor on a 2013 Fiat 500e?
Hello, thank you for writing in. Often the Steering Angle Sensor can be re-calibrated when it has lost connection. A manufacture qualified technician can perform this programming for you, unless you have access to a quality OBD-II scan tool. If...
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My eps light came on,I already made an appointment for diagnostics..but I need to drive it until monday..is this safe to drive?
Hi there. As long as you are not impeded by any negative side effects and you feel it is safe to steer your vehicle, you should be ok to continue driving your Hyundai until your appointment. Thanks for writing in...
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My car was recalled last year for power steering failure and it was fixed.
This is a vehicle safety issue. You can contact Ford Motor Company, at their main customer service number, and also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov. You...
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Why does my power steering warning light come on in my 2013 VW GLI
Hi there. Most of the time when this occurs it is due to a lack of voltage. It can be from a failing battery or alternator. Most of the time the issue is the battery. If the voltage is dropping...
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Changed rack and pinion on 2013 Dodge Ram 1500 has electric assist steering now isn't working ? The steering fuse is good , is the
You will need to have the steering system scanned and reset the steering angle using an scanner that has the capability to do the programming of the new steering rack to the computer.
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Steering wheel shakes, light came on power steering assist failure 2010 Ford Escape
Hi there - this behavior, sometimes called "phantom steering shake" is often due to a steering torque sensor in the steering column. This device sense how much effort is being put into the steering wheel to make a turn. This...
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2012 Ford Fusion power steering warning light illuminated
Your vehicle is equipped with electronic power steering (EPS). When a problem is detected in with ESP, the power steering warning light comes on. One common problem with your vehicle is a faulty power steering control module (PSCM). The PSCM...
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what does it mean when the eps light and engine light comes on for a 2014 toyota corolla s
The EPS light is for a problem in the electronic power steering system and you may also get the check engine light coming on. This is an indication of a problem with power steering and will need to have computer...

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