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It depends on why the power steering "went out", but if there's something wrong with the pump or a leak caused the pump to run dry there is a possibility the pump could fail catastrophically and make the serpentine belt come off. I wouldn't say that is very likely, but then again, you've been driving it for months. When I was young my dad drove a truck for ...


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That is likely to be the steering rack boot or bellows and it will need replacing, ideally before you drive it again. You could possibly get away with topping up the fluid and driving it straight to the shop to get the work done as long as they are close - less than 5 miles.


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As trond hanson said in the comments, the "proper" way to install accessories is to use a relay, drawing power directly from the battery terminals. (Technically, when the vehicle is running, your device will be drawing power from the alternator, but the battery terminals offer a good connection point. In theory, connecting to the battery terminals is the ...


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The voltage can and does vary... you need a multimeter as a minimum. With the engine at about 2000rpm you should see somewhere between 13.7 and 14.8 (can be up to 15.3) volts depending on the type of alternator. However, if the battery is low on charge you may be around the lower end of the voltage. If you want to test the current then you need to be ...


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The front and rear coils may simply have different shapes due to their locations, otherwise their function is the same ie to generate a spark based on a given signal. As for can they be replaced by a generic ignition coil, that depends what you mean by a "generic ignition coil". If the replacement is made by a third party and says it will fit and work then ...


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A couple of drops? Well, if those drops were those large ones then I would empty the reservoir (a syphon bulb works well) and refill with the correct stuff. Give it a day or two then you could repeat - that way the amount left in of the incorrect stuff is only a fraction... I don't think it is worth the hassle of completely draining pump, reservoir, pipes ...


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Typically the first port of call for this on the Mk3 Ibiza is actually the battery - the Power Assisted Steering (PAS) pump is quite a big draw on these and they can throw the light for this. If you battery is old or otherwise showing signs of weakness that would be a good place to start. The fact that it seems to clear on a quick restart leans me against ...


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