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Citroen C2 and C3 Power Steering Rack Exchange

28 Aug, 15

Citroen C2 and C3 Power Steering Rack Exchange

Citroen C2 C3 EPS Rack ExchangeThe modern Electric Power Steering (EPS) was introduced to replace the traditional Hydraulic Power Steering system, and consisits of a Power Steering Rack with an electric motor, Power Steering Pump and high pressure & low pressure hydraulic pipes which connect them together. Electric steering is more economical to run, and easier to package and install than the conventional hydraulic power steering systems and it is known to be commonly used on the Citroen C2 & C3. The system is linked with a Steering column (shaft) which is what the steering wheel is fixed to at the user-end.

When trying to identify the issues with a Power Steering Rack, it may also be useful to be aware of issues that can occur with a Power Steering pump in order to identify whether it is actually the rack that is defective.

Some of the most common problems that we have found with the power steering components on the Citroen C2 & C3 have been listed below, so this should allow you to diagnose the issues to start with in order to know which parts to replace.

Common Citroen C2 & C3 Power Steering Pump Failures

  • Leaking / Loss of Oil
  • Whining
  • Heavy Steering (Either Way)
  • Loss of Power (When Idling)
  • Loss of Power (When Idling & Whilst Revving)

Common Citroen C2 & C3 Electric Power Steering Rack Failures

  • Leaking / Loss of Oil
  • Steering Light On Dash
  • Steering Fault Codes Won’t Clear
  • Loss of Power (When Idling & Whilst Revving)
  • Heavy Steering (Either way)
  • Heavy Steering (One-Way)
  • Knocking From Steering
  • Excessive Play in Steering Wheel
  • Excessive Play in Track-Rod Arms

My  Citroen C2 & C3 is suffering from one of the faults listed above – How can Power Steering help?

You will find from the list above, that the Power Steering Rack and the Power Steering Pump suffer from some faults that are identical, for example, leaking and loss of oil, therefore generally a further diagnosis is always recommended.  Here at Power Steering, we remanufacture all types of steering components, carrying the most common failing parts in stock and offer a nationwide collect & return service. All hydraulic parts come with a 2 year warranty and electric parts now come with our Lifetime warranty.

So if you are having any of the issues listed above and are unsure as to which component is causing the problem, then give us a call on 0208 853 3343 and we will be more than happy to assist you in diagnosing the problem further.

Alternatively, you can also drive down to our workshop where one of our highly specialied engineers will be happy to take a look at your vehicle to give you an expert opinion regarding the problem.

Whatever the problem – we can fix it!

Tags : Citroen C2 Power Steering Rack Problems, Citroen C3 Power Steering Issues, Citroen C3 Power Steering Rack Exchange, Citroen C3 Power Steering Rack Failure, Power Steering Rack Leaking.
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