this is my first post so go easy on me please , i tryed looking through various searchs but couldent find anything so i was hoping there may be someone here who could offer some advice please. Basicly my ford focus has a whine in the power steering when moving very slowly such as parking or when staitionary , when moving the steering wheel right to left .. or left to right. Ive had it taken into 2 garages the first garage changed the power steering pump and fluid , however this did not cure the issue. It was then suggested to change the drive / serp belt which i have had done today at the 2nd garage they aslo lubricated a number of parts, however the whine is still there ... both garages have suggested the steering rack but are not sure as when they have test drove it they said it feels fine.
Ive noticed a couple of things in relation to the issue the first being it only does it when the engine is warm , it never whines of a cold start. Second ive noticed when it is whining if i turn the engine of it will still do it. AS i say thou both garages arent to sure they think its the rack but cant say for sure. Any feedback would be greatly apprecaited i feel like pulling my hair out
My car is a ford focus mk1 99 zetec 1.6 with ac