When should you rebuild or replace your Electric Power Steering (EPS)?
Electric Power Steering (EPS) can be implemented into the latest cars in different ways. Currently there are four different types that can be distinguished based on the position of the engine. The different types are, column assistance (C-EPS), pinion assistance (PEPS), direct drive (D-EPS) and rack assistance (R-EPS). Auto Elect B.V. has steering columns and racks of all the types in their program.
Malfunctions with Electric Power Steering (EPS) usually start with an intermittent malfunction, where the power steering occasionally fails, or does not start. With this it is possible that the emergency light on the dashboard will light up. If these symptoms are ignored the power steering will eventually fail permanently and the emergency light on the dashboard will light up permanently. Possible causes and symptoms are:
- A failing charging system can cause a permanent fault code to be saved into the Electric Control Unit (ECU) of the EPS That is why it is important to check the charging system before replacing the EPS steering column or rack.
- Sound development can occur in the EPS steering column or rack because of wear to the bearings.
- Fault codes related to the EPS steering column or rack that can not be deleted.
What can Auto Elect B.V. do for you?
If the EPS does not function accordingly, revision is possible. The specialists at Auto Elect B.V. recommend you solve the problems with the EPS as soon as possible. Driving with an EPS that does not function accordingly, is dangerous and MOT rejected. Auto Elect B.V. can rebuild your EPS steering column or rack and reproduce it as new. The revision occurs with the utmost care and solely Original Manufacturer Equipment (OEM) parts to safeguard the quality. All rebuilded EPS steering columns and racks are completely tested and calibrated with our self-developed test bench. The test bench makes it possible to emulate the relevant CAN-bus and K-line data without the car needing to be physically present. The advantage of this is that the EPS steering columns and racks are isolated and can be completely tested for functioning. It is possible to rebuild your EPS steering column or rack or to replace it for an identical one from our stock.
Quality standards and warranty terms
All rebuilded EPS steering columns and racks of Auto Elect B.V. conform to high quality standards. The EPS steering columns and racks are tested extensively under the harshest conditions and are calibrated with self-developed testing equipment and tools. We provide a two year warranty on our products.