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Fake Concern wrote:Sorry to hear of this. I take it you checked the fluid level?
Quite a few threads on C4Owners about this, such as http://c4owners.org/plugins/forum/forum ... 08679.post" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
so might be worth having a search.
Good luck with it
I have not checked, but have a hunch it might be that. I am collecting some today and I'll check once home (I ride to work)

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daviemck2006 wrote:Mine don't work either, and with mot looming in a few weeks I had a wee look yesterday. The fuse is blown. I dont have an appropriate fuse but will get and and then see if that is all I need. The problem might be finding out what caused the fuse to blow. I hope it is as simple of replacing the fuse, pass mot and remove fuse!
Do you know which fuse it it? I'm going to guess mine has the same issue.

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It's f4 in the engine fusebox. Yellow 20 mini blade fuse

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Superb. Thanks.

I went to the local Citroen garage at lunch, and after arguing with them for 10 mins finally got some Fluide LDS rather than the standard Power Steering Fluid they were trying to sell me. Apparently the electric pump in the C4 needs this stuff rather than normal. Hopefully a top up will cure the issue.

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Sad times, the issue isn't fixed. The car also failed the MOT.

The failure was for low front pads and discs, a hole in the centre section and rear box, power steering failure and poor rear brake efficiency.

Bugger.

New discs and pads ordered from eBay (grooved)

New centre section and back box ordered from the link several pages back (thanks for the link)

Saturday will be spent replacing discs, pads and exhaust. Its then onto the power steering issue.

Exhaust cost £247, discs and pads £100.

I'm a bit annoyed as I was thinking about selling, but as its just cost circa £400 I think I might have to get some use.

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Sorry to hear that..

Be interested to know what the cause of the failed power steering was..

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My initial thought is something along the lines of a relay. It only fails when the car is warm.

In other news I purchased some Kawasaki green brake caliper paint

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Captain Slow wrote:
In other news I purchased some Kawasaki green brake caliper paint
Now you're talking!

Sorry to hear of the other problems. Have you checked the battery and alternator as these can cause problems with electric power steering?

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Fake Concern wrote:
Captain Slow wrote:
In other news I purchased some Kawasaki green brake caliper paint
Now you're talking!

Sorry to hear of the other problems. Have you checked the battery and alternator as these can cause problems with electric power steering?
No, please elaborate

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Don't know about the C4 specifically, but my mum's Polo suffered from a failed alternator & the first symptom was heavy steering as the electric power steering pump stopped working.

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I have finally got round to dropping the C4 off at my mates garage to get the bits and bobs fixed along with a new MOT. He popped it on the rollers last night and it only pushes out 163 rather than the 180 it's supposed to do. Is there a common reason it could be down on power, such as Maf?

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I just had a look over on C4Owners as I remembered reading something about the BHP of the VTS 180...

http://c4owners.org/plugins/forum/forum ... ost_137595" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

So apparently they're 174BHP, 177PS and they round it up to 180...

Sounds like you're 11 off then, as opposed to the 17 before...

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I see. A service and fitting the new exhaust may gain a few ponies then

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Might be worth PMing Wozza over on C4owners as I seem to remember he's also got a GSR Induction Kit available which does free quite a few ponies...

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Car has an MOT again. Its had new discs and pads, new exhaust fitted and a new power steering pump.

Now do I keep it or sell it for something with green running through it...