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    Electrical Gremlin?

    Last night I was forced to go through a flooded road. Half way through the puddle, the steering lock came on for a second or 2 (v scary!) and the battery warning light came on. A splutter or two later and all seemed ok?

    I'm thinking it was due to water pouring over the alternator. Would these symtoms occur like this or is my ECU no longer water tight?
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    Hi,

    Sounds more like the auxilliary drive belt, which runs the power steering pump and the alternator, started slipping, which caused the power steering to lose pressure and become VERY heavy and would also bring on the battery light. Also would have dropped the battery voltage, and caused the engine to misfire.

    Probably no permanent damage done. Just be very careful in puddles...

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    Ta very much for the advice, I shall see how it goes.
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    As mentioned, probably some water got on the belt, which caused it to slip.

    This used to happen on my mark 3 Golf, and boy did it used to scare me!!!

    No permanent damage though, so you should be ok, just be careful in the puddles though.

 

 

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