Steering Problem with power steering? Please help! - Civinfo
 1Likes
  • 1 Post By hondacivicnut
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 9th March 2018, 00:16 Thread Starter
 
Join Date: 19th February 2018
Posts: 4
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
iTrader: (0)
Problem with power steering? Please help!

Hi,
I'm new to the forum and 3 weeks ago I bought a Honda Civic 2006 1.8L (and I am loving it). Today something weird happened - I drove around town all day, left the car for 3 hours and when I started it up the check power steering light was on and on the dashboard it said "Check System". Anyway I panicked and stopped the engine then started it up again and there were no problems. Power steering is working fine and this has never happened before. I've noticed that the check power steering light stays on a little longer than the other lights but always turns off. Can anyone advise? Should I change the power steering fluid? I don't have much experience with cars so any help is appreciated!
starkiller is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 9th March 2018, 06:57
Bye bye Honda...
 
Jon_G's Avatar
 
Car: Volvo V60 VEA D4 (181)
Join Date: 11th May 2012
Location: Ludlow, UK ENGLAND
Posts: 5,761
Thanks: 1,051
Thanked 1,265 Times in 1,042 Posts
iTrader: (1)
Have you checked the fluid level?
Jon_G is offline  
post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 9th March 2018, 07:33
 
Compton's Avatar
 
Join Date: 19th January 2018
Location: Merthyr, South Wales WALES
Posts: 48
Thanks: 0
Thanked 6 Times in 5 Posts
iTrader: (0)
Your car doesn't have fluid, it has Electronic Power Steering (EPS), which the dash light symbolises. If there's a problem, the steering wheel symbol with a "!" after it would be displayed. The EPC can fail on any make of car, but maybe more so if the engine under tray is missing thus allowing detritus from the road to spray up onto the EPC steering box.

Sometimes, you know you have EPC issues when the steering feels notchy, or stiff around the straight ahead position.
Compton is offline  
 
post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 9th March 2018, 07:53 Thread Starter
** Thread starter **
 
Join Date: 19th February 2018
Posts: 4
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
iTrader: (0)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Compton View Post
Your car doesn't have fluid, it has Electronic Power Steering (EPS), which the dash light symbolises. If there's a problem, the steering wheel symbol with a "!" after it would be displayed. The EPC can fail on any make of car, but maybe more so if the engine under tray is missing thus allowing detritus from the road to spray up onto the EPC steering box.

Sometimes, you know you have EPC issues when the steering feels notchy, or stiff around the straight ahead position.
My under tray is there and the steering feels great. Should I be worried?
starkiller is offline  
post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 9th March 2018, 08:23
 
Compton's Avatar
 
Join Date: 19th January 2018
Location: Merthyr, South Wales WALES
Posts: 48
Thanks: 0
Thanked 6 Times in 5 Posts
iTrader: (0)
Quote:
Originally Posted by starkiller View Post
My under tray is there and the steering feels great. Should I be worried?
No, if it feels ok then it is ok, plus as you say the light goes out, so happy days! A few weeks ago I had a general check engine light come up, but it went out on its own in a few miles and hasn't come back, sometimes these sensors can be a little fickle.

Last edited by Compton; 9th March 2018 at 08:25.
Compton is offline  
post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 9th March 2018, 12:49
Administrator
 
Farqui's Avatar
 
Car: x'06 2.2 EX FK3 Milano
Join Date: 29th April 2014
Location: n.Notts ENGLAND
Posts: 17,800
Thanks: 5,716
Thanked 4,145 Times in 3,841 Posts
iTrader: (31)
Eco display Eco display
Garage
One to keep an eye on but from your comments then I wouldn't worry too much.

How old is your cars battery? - dodgy terminals or a weak battery can cause all sorts of odd issues to the onboard 'puter(s).

Meanwhile, fingers crossed you don't get any other alerts.
Farqui is online now  
post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 9th March 2018, 20:51
Clutch pedal guru
 
hondacivicnut's Avatar
 
Join Date: 10th April 2011
Location: Doncaster, UK ENGLAND
Posts: 4,985
Thanks: 285
Thanked 803 Times in 658 Posts
iTrader: (1)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Farqui View Post
One to keep an eye on but from your comments then I wouldn't worry too much.

How old is your cars battery? - dodgy terminals or a weak battery can cause all sorts of odd issues to the onboard 'puter(s).

Meanwhile, fingers crossed you don't get any other alerts.
I agree. Low voltage from a failing battery can cause all sorts of problems.
Farqui likes this.
hondacivicnut is offline  
Reply

  Civinfo > 8th Generation Euro Honda Civic (2006 - 2011) > Bugs, faults and irritations (8G)

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Civinfo forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Your User Name is the name that appears by all your posts on the forum, and so should not be your email address.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Steering Power Steering problem PipsBBQs Bugs, faults and irritations (8G) 10 9th October 2017 09:16
Power Steering Problem? jjdejong0 Type-R 2 4th February 2017 13:34
Civic 2.2 power steering wiring problem chrismoolman Introduce yourself 1 3rd December 2015 17:42
Other 2.2 Power steering problem chrismoolman Electronics (8G) 1 2nd December 2015 18:38
Steering Power steering ... Possible problem ricardo3200 Bugs, faults and irritations (8G) 3 12th December 2010 22:33

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome