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#1 Dawnl

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Posted 25 March 2009 - 09:59 AM

Hi,

My power steering started making a loud whurring noise when I was turning a 90 degree right turn in low gear.
I took it straight to the garage and when the technician took the cap off the fluid was bubbling.
He said that he'd seen this before and to book it in. He also said that the one before had to have either the steering (rack or the column I can't remember which one) replaced. Although he did advise that the car is still OK to drive just a bit noisy and that I may find the steering a bit heavier at times.
He also said that I may find that the problem just goes away, either way the cars booked in and hopefully all my hitches will be sorted before the warranty runs out.
When I used the car this morning the noise didn't start until about 15 mins of town driving, it is only happening in low gear when turning.

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Posted 25 March 2009 - 01:07 PM

Hi,

My power steering started making a loud whurring noise when I was turning a 90 degree right turn in low gear.
I took it straight to the garage and when the technician took the cap off the fluid was bubbling.
He said that he'd seen this before and to book it in. He also said that the one before had to have either the steering (rack or the column I can't remember which one) replaced. Although he did advise that the car is still OK to drive just a bit noisy and that I may find the steering a bit heavier at times.
He also said that I may find that the problem just goes away, either way the cars booked in and hopefully all my hitches will be sorted before the warranty runs out.
When I used the car this morning the noise didn't start until about 15 mins of town driving, it is only happening in low gear when turning.


Hi,
not heard about this. Have heard about a steering pump noise which some guys fixed by replacing a pipe and others just left as is. It was a 2.0 tractor though, petrol power steering is different to the diesel ones.

Anyway what the guy said makes sence. It is not that dangerous but still in a car like this everything should be perfect and if they replace the rack on warranty, why not.


Good luck

#3 Dawnl

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Posted 10 April 2009 - 01:37 PM

Car went in yesterday for diagnostics to be carried out and they have got to replace the steering rack, something todo with the valves not pumping the fluid. lucky its still in warranty, it goes in next week.
Maybe this is another problem like the alarm module.


Hi,
not heard about this. Have heard about a steering pump noise which some guys fixed by replacing a pipe and others just left as is. It was a 2.0 tractor though, petrol power steering is different to the diesel ones.

Anyway what the guy said makes sence. It is not that dangerous but still in a car like this everything should be perfect and if they replace the rack on warranty, why not.


Good luck



#4 Martin Hinshelwood

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Posted 19 April 2009 - 08:06 AM

Car went in yesterday for diagnostics to be carried out and they have got to replace the steering rack, something todo with the valves not pumping the fluid. lucky its still in warranty, it goes in next week.
Maybe this is another problem like the alarm module.



I have this very same problem :) will get it checked out at the next services with all the other problems :)

#5 Dawnl

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Posted 20 April 2009 - 04:26 PM

Hi,
The car went in thursday, then came back over the bank holiday weekend as the parts had to be ordered, I thought I'd give them the extra day so we booked for wednesday, It went in then came back as the girl at the office forgot to verify the part order so it hadn't been sent!!!!!!

It went back on the thursday (feeling some what like a yoyo) the steering rack was replaced and the problem was still not sorted,

Soooooo it went back on friday as the parts had to be ordered overnight. It came back and touch wood it is fine.

The garage said that some valves that pump the fluid also had to be replaced,
on the docket there are some other parts which I can't really read what they are, but as we had to go to the garage today (tuesday) to even get a copy of what work was carried out ( as apparently because it was a warranty job I wouldn't normally not get a job sheet!!!)
still it is nice to know what they have been doing with my car for the last week not just giving it a well deserved rest in their car park.

If yours is still in warranty I'd get it sorted double quick, because I dread to think how much all this would have cost.

Good Luck



I have this very same problem :) will get it checked out at the next services with all the other problems :)




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