I posted some time ago about a groaning I noticed in the morning when I pull off. I had it checked an the mechanic said it the power steering pump either the bearings are wearing or its the cold as the pas fluid is thicker when cold and harder for the pump to work. As the noise disaapears after the cars up to temp 5/10 mins he thinks it this.
Even when the cars warm if you stick you head down near the pump you can hear it faintly.
His advice is to leave it untill it makes the noise louder and all the time as its so faint its not worth spending money to fix at this point.
I have noticed on warmer mornings no noise so perhaps that scenario is right. Also I noticed heavier steering sometimes too during the colder mornings.
I thinking perhaps he is right I should leave it, but its niggling at me
What do you think ?
Although I will be changing the pas fluid as its black and burnt he said hat won't help said it can cause heavy steering. Its supposed to be a oilly red for the 04 petrol focus 1.8.