Is my power steering failure down to a low battery?

My power steering has failed.The power steering warning light has not come on but the battery warning light is on now constantly. Is the power steering failure due to low battery power?

Asked on 7 January 2019 by Kevyn Thompson

Answered by Alan Ross
Yes it could be so check the condition of the battery. When stationary and with the engine off you should get 12.5V at the battery terminals. If not suspect the battery. With the engine running check again at the terminals and you should get approx 14.5V. If not suspect the alternator.
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