Power steering issue. Very noisy and makes steering difficult.
Model V70 Volvo estate 1999 automatic.I noticed a leak on the ground where I park.The steering has become very hard to manage when turning left or right.I have checked the steering fluid and it's pretty low.Has the pump gone? or do I simply just need to top it up? how would I know if it's the pump?
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Most cars have a feature called a neutral safety switch. This device generally provides two functions: first it prevents the starter from being engaged unless the transmission is in neutral or park gear, secondly it turns the back-up lights on and off as appropriate. With age and use this switch can and does fail and more often it needs adjustment. Being a volvo part I do not imagine it is carried in stock at most parts stores, however a dealer's service/parts guy could show you the part, and its location on an illustrated parts breakdown. He also could give you some idea of how often this part creates problems such as yours. You could then make a decision as to whether or not you want to replace yours and whether or not you want to do it yourself.
loosen the 2 bolts on the floor catch slightly the close door GENTLY,then do bolts up again,push against closed door to see if you have too much gap,repeat until you are happy with results.easy close/no rattle...
this sounds like the bearing in the thermostatic cooling fan has worn possibly lift bonnet with car started keep hands out and look for a fan on the front of the radiator the are usually black plastic and are easily replaced and become noisy when worn hope this is helpful glenn....
I have researched this issue and it seems the problem may be the power steering pump, it seems it causes these kinds of loose of power assist and the resulting stiff/hard steering effort, the 1st thing to do is have the fluid checked in the pump, is it full? does it look discolored? if it is low you have a leak, if it is discolored or smells burnt then you may have steering rack issues as well, on occasion a flush of the fluid will help, many shops will flush the power steering for you at a reasonable cost compared to parts like the steering rack and pinion and the steering pump.
thats an easy one mate. jack one side of the car up so one of the front driving wheels is off the ground. then run the engine in gear and your wheel which is lifted off the ground will turn. you can then check eachside individually. i thought your mechanic would know this, ask him why, or is it he just he wants to become rich with people like yourself who dont know these things? try finding either an honest mechanic or a one who knows more about cars !!!