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Re: Power steering issues

Post by mmm24v » Wed Dec 12, 2018 8:46 pm

Happy to say the power steering fluid was clean and it's level is fine
Will have a look in the light but sincerely reckon that the pipe is ok
The previous owner is fastidious and looks after his cars ;)

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Re: Power steering issues

Post by mmm24v » Sat Dec 29, 2018 8:22 pm

Sadly the pump is shot,have got another & cpt black is coming to my rescue

Going to replace belt at the same time too,is gates 4pk923 suitable?

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Re: Power steering issues

Post by Kit » Sat Dec 29, 2018 9:04 pm

Got Couple of 16v steering pump here,
Just need to swap the fitting over

Kit

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Re: Power steering issues

Post by ICKLE » Sat Dec 29, 2018 11:12 pm

Oh dear ..unusual for the power steering pump to go on these though I only know of one other in my whole time of ownership ..hope you get it sorted mate ;)

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Re: Power steering issues

Post by mmm24v » Sun Dec 30, 2018 7:59 am

Kit wrote:
Sat Dec 29, 2018 9:04 pm
Got Couple of 16v steering pump here,
Just need to swap the fitting over

Kit
Thanks Kit,knew I should've probably come to you first
Did buy a cheap 24v power steering pump from ebay
Hopefully it's ok or I'll be knocking on your door ;)

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Re: Power steering issues

Post by mmm24v » Sun Dec 30, 2018 8:04 am

ICKLE wrote:
Sat Dec 29, 2018 11:12 pm
Oh dear ..unusual for the power steering pump to go on these though I only know of one other in my whole time of ownership ..hope you get it sorted mate ;)
Yeah Kev said he hasn't heard of too many other failures either,oh well
Stuff wears out,luckily for me he's also offered to do the fix for me too
Got her booked in for a weeks time,be good to get it all sweet again :D

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Re: Power steering issues

Post by Sunfly » Sun Dec 30, 2018 10:48 pm

On my 16v I had occasionally stiff steering when manoeuvring (after about 10 years) whilst on my present 24v (basically the same I believe) I had stiff steering all the time when I bought it 4 years ago. The 16v was cured with one complete oil change, whilst the 24v took two to get it right out of the system. Nothing else was done to either car though quite naturally I was looking for more dramatic problems. Oil will do its job in an enclosed system for a very long time, but not forever! These cars are at least 21 years old now and hydraulic oil in particular is very hygroscopic, which is to say that it absorbs moisture, and water is alien to oil and will cause it to deteriorate in viscosity and shear resistance.

With the problem as described, I'd personally sort the belt tension first (It stops squealing when you turn because by turning you open a port in the servo control valve and allow oil to flow, and thus it dips in pressure and thus torque required to turn the pump reduces). Then I'd drain and refill the system as thoroughly as possible. I'd not be looking at replacing the pump unless there was debris in the reservoir filter, because you'd see the tale-tale signs of wear there.

Oil, air, fuel and water! look after them and they'll look after you and the hardware will last forever! Good luck!

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Re: Power steering issues

Post by cpt black » Sat Jan 05, 2019 5:03 pm

Hope now rectifed,pulley bracket fuba :shock: Bearing out off line,new bracket fitted
and bearing,belt lets hope all ok

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Re: Power steering issues

Post by mmm24v » Sat Jan 05, 2019 6:00 pm

I'm happy to report a fully functioning probe :D
As said was screwed,belt chewed to pieces
Thanks to Kev,she steers smoothly now

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