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Yes car feels SO different to drive now.

Makes me think it has never worked.

I was lucky enough to have a breakers yard close to me in Shotts (Scotland), close to Glasgow. They specialise in Renault's. They are currently braking 3 different Laguna GT's. I got the only one with the actuator wire loom intact the other 2 had the connection cut off.

If you can solder I would defo but one then use the 2 connectors from your faulty one.

I paid £175 for a complete one (earth wire had to be added, see previous post), so should be wiggle room for lower price).

I was quoted £1200 + labour for a new one!!!

They have website and also sell via eBay.

I have now driven over 100 miles without the dreaded 'power steering' fault.

As regards repair, I am planning on opening mine up. I too think they should be reparable.
Thank you for the information. I have e-mailed Renault Shotts and awaiting a reply. Its a lot of money - so I am hoping if I source one - it works and sorts the problem!

I will PM you for your e-mail. I have located the part with another breaker and wanted to show you the picture to confirm if the connector looks ok.
 

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Hi Tnarg

Did you get my e-mail. Checking as I sent it last night and it could have gone in your junk folder. Cannot PM as apparently your forum inbox is full!
 

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sorry for delay, email was in my spam account!


The picture looks ok, from what I can see both connections are on the actuator.


Unable to see if ground wire is there, I doubt it will be, so you may have to strip the heat shrink/ tape back to expose it, and make your own earth connection (crimped ring terminal (available from screw fix) then connect both new and old wire via electrical chocolate block (also from screw fix) or solder them.


Then re-tape joint into existing loom.


Mine was fresh of the car so looked 10 times worse than this one.


The fault will instantly disappear once you connect working actuator.


Good luck.
 

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sorry for delay, email was in my spam account!


The picture looks ok, from what I can see both connections are on the actuator.


Unable to see if ground wire is there, I doubt it will be, so you may have to strip the heat shrink/ tape back to expose it, and make your own earth connection (crimped ring terminal (available from screw fix) then connect both new and old wire via electrical chocolate block (also from screw fix) or solder them.


Then re-tape joint into existing loom.


Mine was fresh of the car so looked 10 times worse than this one.


The fault will instantly disappear once you connect working actuator.


Good luck.
Thank you for your reply. I shall get one in the next week or so (When I get paid!). Cheers
 

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My car has been doing this on and off for the past year. Seems more frequent now with the stop and spanner signal. I turn the car off and on and it gets rid of the stop sign at least. Has also done the wheel at 45 degrees off centre to drive straight. You defo think it's the actuator at the back causing the issue? As I'll have to look into sorting this if it is the case.

Thanks for posting so much already regarding this!
 

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Just wondering, could this problem have anything to do with the battery?

I'm assuming my battery is on the way out as it's always saying it needs charged...

Just wanted to double check as a battery is only £50+ compared to me not being able to find a 4ws control module but found an actuator for around £230 on eBay. Really need to find out which one it is.

Car is constantly kicking off about it now with the red warning light. Doing my head in as I can't see anything on the screen.
 

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Get the charging system/battery checked and sorted first Renault are notorious for throwing up erroneous faults if there are battery/charging faults
 
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100% actuator trust me I tried everything. Mine was intermittent for 6 months before it started to get worse. Then it was permanent. Changed actuator and now drove over 1000 miles fault free.

I am convinced the actuators could be repaired, just not got round to opening my faulty one up yet. When I do I will update.
 

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100% actuator trust me I tried everything. Mine was intermittent for 6 months before it started to get worse. Then it was permanent. Changed actuator and now drove over 1000 miles fault free.

I am convinced the actuators could be repaired, just not got round to opening my faulty one up yet. When I do I will update.
Chances are you will be right ...but battery needs checked and if required replaced before moving forward as already said Renaults are notorious for throwing up erronious faults with a dodgy battery
 

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100% actuator trust me I tried everything. Mine was intermittent for 6 months before it started to get worse. Then it was permanent. Changed actuator and now drove over 1000 miles fault free.

I am convinced the actuators could be repaired, just not got round to opening my faulty one up yet. When I do I will update.
Hey - Let me tell you, you were 100% correct - it was the actuator. I bought one and my mate helped me fit it yesterday - the car is now lovely to drive - accurate around corners and quick!

For those who wish to replace the unit (for sourcing the actuator try google with the part no., I found one in Poland for less than £100! shipped) - it is not a bad job, but the screws on the junction box and brackets for me were all rusted and soft, thankfully the mole grips workedand we managed to replace the unit.

It took about 2 hours overall
 

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Good news!!

Glad you got it fixed, bet the car seemed strange to drive at first!

Rear end fish-tailing into corners, it took me a few days to get used to it but now love it!!

I have now done several 1000 miles since change, fault is gone.

Still not had a chance to open up the faulty one.
 

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Good news!!

Glad you got it fixed, bet the car seemed strange to drive at first!

Rear end fish-tailing into corners, it took me a few days to get used to it but now love it!!

I have now done several 1000 miles since change, fault is gone.

Still not had a chance to open up the faulty one.
The unit i removed was almost black like soot from the chimney, plus the casing seem to have a hairline crack - so no chance I am going to open it up to investigate - I was thinking if someone like BBA Reman (google them) may be interested to have it off us and do a refurbishment?
 

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Hey - Let me tell you, you were 100% correct - it was the actuator. I bought one and my mate helped me fit it yesterday - the car is now lovely to drive - accurate around corners and quick!

For those who wish to replace the unit (for sourcing the actuator try google with the part no., I found one in Poland for less than £100! shipped) - it is not a bad job, but the screws on the junction box and brackets for me were all rusted and soft, thankfully the mole grips workedand we managed to replace the unit.

It took about 2 hours overall

The Part no. for actuator is 521530001R - Search on website www.allegro.pl - this is where I purchased mine from and offers good prices.

The above website I have provided in good faith and do not have any interest nor do I take any responsibility for transactions there - it worked for me so thought it worth sharing for those looking for a used actuator

PS - I have posted the above as I get several messages asking for advice and part no.
 

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I had the same problem with my GT 180 and I would just like to say a big thank you to all that posted and yes 100-percent of the actuator👍👍👍
 
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