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Re: Jamie’s 8
« Reply #135 on: March 21, 2020, 08:08:44 AM »
There's 2 leveling sensors front and rear on the suspension.
Have you done any work on the suspension recently?

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Re: Jamie’s 8
« Reply #136 on: March 21, 2020, 08:17:29 AM »
Hes had the wheels off...they look like weedy anti roll bar links...

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Re: Jamie’s 8
« Reply #137 on: March 21, 2020, 08:36:43 AM »
Yup I know the ones from when I tore down the original donor 8

Pain to remove, all bolts rusted up

So are the sensors the likely culprit ?


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Re: Jamie’s 8
« Reply #138 on: March 21, 2020, 08:40:10 AM »
If there both still attached i suspect summit todo with working on the car...maybe cycle battery power....check there plugged in and attached...

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Re: Jamie’s 8
« Reply #139 on: March 21, 2020, 08:43:27 AM »
Tbh the warning light came on before the work I’ve recently done.

Pretty much since day one, but like the power steering it is intermittent


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Re: Jamie’s 8
« Reply #140 on: March 21, 2020, 11:41:46 AM »
If the sensor levelling arms are intact and attached, then have a look at the connector first Jamie:

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Re: Jamie’s 8
« Reply #141 on: March 21, 2020, 12:23:52 PM »
Thanks Malcolm


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Re: Jamie’s 8
« Reply #142 on: March 22, 2020, 12:53:22 PM »
Well i must applaud Wayne.........

Went for a drive yesterday, Power steering light back on grrrrrrr.......

Pulled up, come back to the car......... took ages to fire up.

After a convo with Jon, I wiggled my wires ( not a euphemism ) the -ve clamp practically fell off.

I only put an olive on the +ve side to secure that clamp the other week.

New battery soon coz its from the ark and some new terminal clamps.

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Re: Jamie’s 8
« Reply #143 on: March 22, 2020, 01:00:09 PM »
Well i must applaud Wayne.........

Went for a drive yesterday, Power steering light back on grrrrrrr.......

Pulled up, come back to the car......... took ages to fire up.

After a convo with Jon, I wiggled my wires ( not a euphemism ) the -ve clamp practically fell off.

I only put an olive on the +ve side to secure that clamp the other week.

New battery soon coz its from the ark and some new terminal clamps.

Wayne, feel free to say " i told you so!"
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Re: Jamie’s 8
« Reply #144 on: March 25, 2020, 06:12:24 PM »



This effin car !!!!

New battery new terminal clamps still eps warning light.

Put my diagnostic doo dah on while engine running.

Full lock to right it’s measures 9.75Nm full lock to left measures -9.75Nm (not that - Nm is possible but it denotes which direction)

Eps motor output -1A

I’m seriously contemplating swapping out the rack or ripping out the internals like Clive did to eliminate the resistance in the rack when it fails.

I effin hate electrics !!! Piece of .........


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Re: Jamie’s 8
« Reply #145 on: March 25, 2020, 07:41:20 PM »
But is she starting better?
Get another rack Jamie.

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Re: Jamie’s 8
« Reply #146 on: March 25, 2020, 07:48:24 PM »
Yeah starts great,

I’ve been for a 30 min drive come turned it off and fired it back up, no issues and eps light went off.

Maybe the drive “fully” charged the battery or summat.

Dunno, I’ll go to work in it tomoz n see what happens. I have a spare rack that was gonna strip apart Clive style for the rotus as well as the one that’s on the rotus

The readings off the diagnostic doo dah make me think it’s the rack but I dunno. I even looked that the terminals that the 60amp fuse plug into and wondered if they were loose, worn, dirty etc


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Re: Jamie’s 8
« Reply #147 on: March 25, 2020, 07:52:31 PM »
Best test of hot start is shut off hot wait 10 mins then start...
Compression gets blamed but battery ignition starter are usually culprits.

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