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I just bought a used vw polo 1.4 hatchback year 2000 petrol

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I just bought a used vw polo 1.4 hatchback year 2000 petrol and have 1 main concern, when I reverse and use power steering fully my car switches off, there seems to be an electric issue as well as if I use radio, and medium lights on the car seems to struggle to keep on. Any ideas what could these 2 issues be? Or advise in where I can take the car to find out qhat is wrong? Thanks a lot
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  Mark replied 3 years ago.

Mark :

Hello, my name is XXXXX XXXXX I will try help you with this.

Mark :

I would suggest you have the idle speed checked for the cutting out problem. Also check the throttle body is clean and doesn't stick slightly.

Mark :

For your other problem I would suggest having the battery and charging system fully tested.

Mark :

This includes checking cable connections and the engine earth lead.

Customer:

Do you think it could be an alternator problem as well?

Customer:

I am not sure you can know if is the alternator?

Mark :

The alternator is part of the charging system.

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