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Hi, sorry for the delay.
U3000 is loss of communication between PAS pump control module and ECU. These suffer with problems with the wiring at the pump connector. There are several wires going to the pump, two of which are CAN-BUS lines for data comms. This wire needs to be checked as often it corrodes at the connector terminal or the wire breaks. Because it is a data line, any high resistance from corrosion will cause this fault.
Main dealer is not vital, as this is a reasonably simple wiring issue normally. Worst case it could be a faulty pump but usually an hours diagnostics and half an hour to repair the wiring will be around £160 at a main dealer. Less at an independent workshop.
The only up side of the main dealer is that they can also update the software on the pump to the latest version which helps iron out some issues with the pumps. If it was a worst case and the pump failed, with a new pump and fitting it can be around £900 but the code you have is common with wiring issues
Yes fingers crossed. It usually is. And second hand pumps are available for around £300 which is also an option
If you heard a pop, although this is probably a wiring problem it could have caused the fuse to blow. The wiring should be inspected but it may be worth checking the fuse. I will just take a look at which fuse runs the pump module.
Sorry, is your model up to 2008 or 2008 on as it was on a changeover at this age?
Ok great, Its probably the same fuse anyway but I will see what i can find on my diagrams.
Right, if this is 08 on, the power steering control module is on the steering column under the dash as it is a different system to the earlier type. The fuse is number 13 (10A) in the dash panel fuse box. This also runs other circuits such as A/C, alarm and ignition system so its unlikely the fuse is the problem but worth a look.In the under bonnet secondary fuse box (its a small one with a few big fuses in it) Fuse 2 (60A) Is the main fuse for the steering motor, this one is the most likely to have blown.
Ok great, so the fuse locations should be correct for your model.
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