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Power steering issues

Post by mmm24v » Tue Dec 11, 2018 11:22 am

Need to rack your brains for an idiot's guide please
My power steering is iffy,I'm hoping its just the belt
Squeal from area,belt slows up when wheel turned
What's the simpleton way to change it please?

If it does turn out to be the pump,garage it is
Many thanks

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Re: Power steering issues

Post by cpt black » Tue Dec 11, 2018 4:02 pm

Top up with some fresh fluid and check the belt tensioner
mate

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Re: Power steering issues

Post by ICKLE » Tue Dec 11, 2018 4:15 pm

cpt black wrote:
Tue Dec 11, 2018 4:02 pm
Top up with some fresh fluid and check the belt tensioner
mate
No belt tensioner ..got broke off by ex member :roll: :roll:

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Re: Power steering issues

Post by mmm24v » Tue Dec 11, 2018 4:32 pm

cpt black wrote:
Tue Dec 11, 2018 4:02 pm
Top up with some fresh fluid and check the belt tensioner
mate
Did the fluid already,sadly it's made no difference
Stuff I took out was clean but I replaced with new
As said no tensioner though took one off boysie...

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Re: Power steering issues

Post by Jon G 24V » Tue Dec 11, 2018 4:45 pm

Tensioner wants replacing with your spare and then the Belt wants checking before you fit it.
Sure its only held with 2 bolts but can't remember if the Cam Belt cover has to come off or not to remove it. Don't think it does but i'm getting on and my memory is not what it was :lol: :lol:

Undo the 17mm Nut in the middle of the Roller, remove the roller, remove the belt, remove the 2 bolts holding the bracket in place.
Refit in reverse, check the belt for cracks etc before refitting it.

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Re: Power steering issues

Post by cpt black » Tue Dec 11, 2018 4:48 pm

You have the Tensioner mate of Boysie bring it down at the weekened
and will fit for you ,Believe we discussed it at the breaker day if i recall
and will replace with new bearing as well ;)

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Re: Power steering issues

Post by mmm24v » Tue Dec 11, 2018 5:10 pm

cpt black wrote:
Tue Dec 11, 2018 4:48 pm
You have the Tensioner mate of Boysie bring it down at the weekened
and will fit for you ,Believe we discussed it at the breaker day if i recall
and will replace with new bearing as well ;)
As always you are a star Kev,will drop you a pm :D

Jon G,thank you for the heads up ;)

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Re: Power steering issues

Post by Kit » Wed Dec 12, 2018 12:29 pm

Change the fluid,

Would be my suggestion

Kit

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Re: Power steering issues

Post by mmm24v » Wed Dec 12, 2018 3:36 pm

Kit wrote:
Wed Dec 12, 2018 12:29 pm
Change the fluid,

Would be my suggestion

Kit
Thanks Kit,I did drain the reservoir but a total change...

Anyone know what the capacity is please?

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Re: Power steering issues

Post by jrh » Wed Dec 12, 2018 4:05 pm

Normally, the power steering fluid should last 'forever' and only need topping up if it 'evaporates' through overheating.
However, we have a problem.
All Probes with high (ish) miles have had the power steering cooling pipe exposed to the worst of everything on the road. Made of steel , that pipe
is getting very rusty and very thin . The first leak, can evaporate as it leaks, without showing as drops on the floor.
Worth a very close look.

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