Vauxhall Corsa D Steering Column Faults
Monday, 8 May 2017 | Admin
Vauxhall Corsa Steering Faults
The Corsa D E.P.S steering system is flawed and prone to either intermittent or total failure.
Common Fault Codes will be;
C0460: steering position sensor plausibility
C0545: steering torque sensor circuit
C0545: steering torque sensor plausibility
Any of these faults will require a replacement column.
1. Motor failure ,sometimes intermittent to begin with but always leads to terminal failure, due to components within the internal control board inside the motor burning out.
2. E.C.U. Failure, the ECU contains several chips which control the both function of the column and also the self test and failure system.One or more of these chips can fail and cause the system to shut down, sometimes the ECU can give an eroneous fault code that appears to be a motor failure if scanned, but is actually a fault of the ECU itself. Importantly the ECU also controls the left/right balance of the column and is used to calibrate the output from the torque/position sensor contained in the column, for this reason the ECU should be matched and calibrated to the torque sensor.
3. Torque and position sensor. This is inbuilt into the centre of the column and gives the ECU information on the position of the steering wheel and also how much assistance is required from the motor.The sensor can go out of balance and steering becomes lighter in one direction,also can fail to give signal ,which will cause ECU to shut system down.When a torque sensor is replaced the column needs to be re-calibrated to ensure it is in balance. We believe the only way to do this is for us to supply a complete column with all components tested and calibrated.
For any of these types of failures the complete eps column will need to be replaced. Our range of remanufactured exchange electric steering columns for the Corsa are rebuilt to the highest standards and we use some heavier duty components in the rebuild to ensure that we do not see repeat failures for the faults described the columns also come with the peace of mind with a lifetime warranty.
To guarantee that you are ordering the correct column, please take look at the under side of the column where you will see one of these numbers,
If you do not see your part number here please do not hesitate to givve us a call on 01179602906 for some more information