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2022/11/28 09:29:21 (permalink)

Loss of Steering Support - Increased Effort

Out on the Porsche Lancashire Day Run yesterday - and got this message
any advice before i book it in?
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Mike

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Re: Loss of Steering Support - Increased Effort 2022/11/28 09:33:11 (permalink)
Sorry, should have added the car is a 2012 981 Boxster
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Re: Loss of Steering Support - Increased Effort 2022/11/28 09:55:45 (permalink)
Mike,
 
Did you get any reduction in steering assistance, at low speed especially?
 
Not sure if it was available in 2012 but do you have the Power Steering Plus option on your car? If that’s failed then it might explain the error message.
 
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Re: Loss of Steering Support - Increased Effort 2022/11/28 10:42:26 (permalink)
Jeff,
I don't have the steering plus option, and have no steering assistance at all, so its very heavy to turn the wheel
 
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Re: Loss of Steering Support - Increased Effort 2022/11/28 12:01:48 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby Scrounger 2022/11/28 14:05:17
Sorry to be the bearer of bad news. I had that on my 2013 981. Up to £3000 for replacement of electric power steering and resulting 4-wheel alignment. Not uncommon, same on 991. Nobody I could find (or known to reputable Indy I asked) does recon of these units. As a considerable part of the cost is the steering unit, don't forget to ask for the 10% PCGB discount if you have it done by OPC. I had a remaining unreplaced control arm done at the same time within that cost, which seemed a sensible precaution as the additional labour was minor and it avoided duplicating the alignment. Steering will presumably be covered if you have Porsche (or no doubt other) warranty, which I did not.   

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Re: Loss of Steering Support - Increased Effort 2022/11/28 12:07:22 (permalink)
Mike,
 
If there’s no assistance it sounds as though the EPAS has failed completely. Best just to book it in to your local Porsche dealer or Independent to get an assessment. They’ll be able to run some diagnostics to see what error codes are flagged-up and advise you on any remedial work. I would imagine that rack (or electronic module?) replacement would be a worst case scenario.
 
You’ll be covered if you have the Porsche Extended Warranty.
 
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Re: Loss of Steering Support - Increased Effort 2022/11/28 12:45:40 (permalink)
My experience was that the rack and electronic module are inseparable. The replacing part was a different part number which hopefully means better.
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Re: Loss of Steering Support - Increased Effort 2022/11/28 13:35:17 (permalink)
Sounds exactly the same as my wife’s 2017 Macan, with the same message appearing last week - you should try steering one of those with no
power steering 😳.  OPC were clear - new rack.  Thank heavens for the extended warranty. SR

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Re: Loss of Steering Support - Increased Effort 2022/11/30 15:50:03 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby Scrounger 2022/11/30 16:15:26
To Close out the thread, the problem has been diagnosed (by my Independant) as a burnt out motor on the steering rack,
which means a new rack, then 4 wheel alignment - so big bill, not a good introduction to Porsche ownership - still hopefully it can only get better
Mike
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Re: Loss of Steering Support - Increased Effort 2022/12/01 10:10:50 (permalink)
Snowman2603
To Close out the thread, the problem has been diagnosed (by my Independant) as a burnt out motor on the steering rack,
which means a new rack, then 4 wheel alignment - so big bill, not a good introduction to Porsche ownership - still hopefully it can only get better
Mike




Have you thought about buying a second hand unit?  Maybe 9-Apart could help you.


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Re: Loss of Steering Support - Increased Effort 2022/12/01 10:18:24 (permalink)

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