I have a 1987 landrover 90, and recently i have had a 200tdi engine out of a disco, fitted into my 90. and since the engine has been fitted the steering is noisy and stiff. especially on pull off. and sometimes when i turn the steering the fan belt squeals.i thought it could be my steering box but it was fine before the engine was fitted. and i was going to put a 200tdi disco steering box on it but all the arms are different.
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the steering lines fittings are different sizes it could be the sensor however make sure all the air is bleed out of the system first. to do this with the engine running turn the steering wheel full left and full right until you hear no noise then check the steering fluid level and repeat as needed.
towbar on a disco 2 is a straight forward bolt on job it attaches to the rear chassis and crossmember any good quality towbar kit will come with all bolts and washers you need plus instructions . if you get genuine landrover electrics they plug straight in without having to cut or join any wires.
If the steering is noisy as well as stiff then the steering fluid is low. If it is not noisy then the fault is most likely the pressure control valve inside the power steering pump sticking open. The Pump would need need to be re-conditioned. Also check steering rack boots are not twisted as well as tyre pressures.
I would just replace the bearings, They're not that expensive and they're quite easy to replace. After replacement, if it happens again on the same wheel, you probably have a bent semi-axel. I had this exact problem on a '93 200tdi disco.
Really stupid question but did you get the correct belt and did you adjust the belt tensioner? On vehicles with spring type tensioner it must be pried back and then released. Slide type tensioners are usually either part of the pump bracket or alternator bracket assembly.
According to my haynes manual for Landrover 200tdi, G - S reg,1989-1998 it goes as follows,
Stage 1:- Tighten all bolts to 30lb ft or 40Nm then
Stage 2:- Angle tighten a further 60 degrees then
Stage 3:- Angle tighten a further 60 degrees again.