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Rickshaw
09-22-2013, 09:48 PM
Hi,
I wondered if anyone could help me with this problem.
I have a year 2000 CDi 208 Mercedes Sprinter van, with manual transmission and around 100,000 on the clock. I have recently noticed a loss of power when the steering wheel is turned only slightly to the left. It seems quite pronounced when coming in or out of a corner or gradual bend. When the wheel is centred all works well again, incidentally, I get no problems when the wheel is turned towards the right.

The steering wheel needs just a very small movement (5mm) to the left to make the power fall away. The problem does seem to be worse on a sweeping bend when the wheel is moved slightly and not necessarily a sharp bend or corner. I notice the problem in all speed ranges 30/50

hkpierce
09-24-2013, 07:40 PM
I don't know - but the issue came up before -

http://sprinter-source.com/forum/showthread.php?t=7653&page=2

NelsonSprinter
09-25-2013, 02:43 AM
Does the power steering fade in power or does the engine lose power when turning left? :idunno: