power steering pump

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power steering pump

Post by Rachel » Sat May 19, 2012 12:32 pm

Hi.

Can someone tell me what the signs are of a failing power steering pump please? My steering has got quite noisy when doing parking up and I get a whining noise from that area. I know it could be a number of things, but if someone has had one go bad I like to know the symptoms :D thanks very much
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Re: power steering pump

Post by ClioRSiTurbo » Sun May 20, 2012 6:25 pm

Bump! I'd like to know the answer to this too

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Re: power steering pump

Post by yorkshire480 » Sun May 20, 2012 6:37 pm

Me too!

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Re: power steering pump

Post by nick_ovlov » Tue May 22, 2012 8:33 am

mine literally last night was making some whining when edging into a parallel space but then refused to do it when i called out the rac to look at it!

be interested to see what can fail and what noises it'll make

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Re: power steering pump

Post by Bruce » Tue May 22, 2012 12:50 pm

yeas its the main part of car which which give power to car ans steering

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Re: power steering pump

Post by glasgowjim » Tue May 22, 2012 3:26 pm

At full lock you can get some noise but it is not significant imho check fuid levels and when was the power steering fliud last changed , probably a long long time ago.....

Check for any leaks sometimes the seal at the back of the rack begins to seep a little over time it is near the part where the steering wheel column is connected again not a major problem. even with a duff pump you should still be able to steer car if not then rack is seized .

In Man world there would be no power steering and consequently far fewer women drivers :lol:

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Re: power steering pump

Post by malkontent » Tue May 22, 2012 3:58 pm

Jimi !
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