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The power steering pump will be driven off the same belt (auxillary belt) that also drives the alternator / air con pump / water pump IIRC.

Not sure how a dodgy alternator would stop the PAS working, unless there is little or no charge in the battery (due to it not being charged) to power the PAS pump ??

A snapped belt or a jammed idler pulley stopping the belt going round would. But if that happens you would know about it as the cambelt could snap too
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