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A160

Discussion in 'Suspension, Steering & Brakes' started by zackyboy, Apr 30, 2012.

  1. zackyboy

    zackyboy New Member

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    Hi, I have just purchased a a160 diesel. On driving it back I noticed a bas and esp message on the dash. the car does not seem to have a lot of power and was very laboured uphill. It did not seem to want to go over 2000rpm and 65mph.
    I was informed that the power steering sometimes stops working but on travelling 40 miles, it worked very infrequently. The previous owner had a new pump from a mercedes garage fitted but this did not correct it.

    As you can probably tell, I know very little about cars but I am worried that I will be damaging the car if I drive it.

    I am reluctant to take it to a dealership as my wife is the only other person who I like to 'have my pants down'.

    Oh, there is a srs message on the dash also.
     
  2. Kyliewww

    Kyliewww Senior Member

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    Sounds like you need to get the faults read and looked into.

    Re. power steering, if it's had a new motor (it's an electric set-up) then hopefully there might be some guarantee with that; Do you have any receipts?
     
  3. jumperjohn

    jumperjohn Member

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    HI,

    Sorry about your purchase, I hope that you get it sorted out.

    I have just had these symptoms, ABS / ESP and SRS warning lights, albeit on an E Class. It turned out to be no more than a faulty horn, you car needs to go on a STAR reader to determine the fault, it could be quite simple to fix!
     
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    zackyboy

    zackyboy New Member

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    Thank you for your help.

    Cheers, Zack
     
  5. mattkh

    mattkh Senior Member

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    Hi
    What year is the car ?
     

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