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Offline Louiswoods

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Possible power steering fault!!? Help
« on: 16 March 2019, 08:51 »
Hi guys not long had my mk4 gti 1.8t and I’m thinking the power steering has gone but there’s a weird noise coming from the front of the car.. when I heard it I though it must be the pump trying to pump fluid that’s not there around..? Anyone on here had this problem or know what it could be ???

Offline barrym381

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Re: Possible power steering fault!!? Help
« Reply #1 on: 16 March 2019, 11:10 »
Is the belt tight and does it have fluid  :smiley:

Offline Louiswoods

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Re: Possible power steering fault!!? Help
« Reply #2 on: 16 March 2019, 17:59 »
Not checked belt and fluid is leaking out so defo power steering just need to find out if it’s the pump or one of the banjo fittings leaking

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Re: Possible power steering fault!!? Help
« Reply #3 on: 18 March 2019, 05:50 »
I found loose fitting on ours down under the pump, towards the front of the car.
Also had/have a minor leak at the pipe to the rear of the reservoir. Due to the location, both went unnoticed for a time.

Your noise "could" be a dry pump. Do you see foaming in the reservoir?
Fix leak/s. Top up and bleed the system. Check for noise again.


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