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Hi Theo, As you'll know water is non compressible. It is possible that the vanes in the steering pump have been damaged. Check The steering rack for signs of leakage. if the integrity of all the units are still good, disconnect the return pipe to the reservoir and place over an open container to catch expelled fluid. have a friend start up the engine and as the fluid is expelled refill with new fluid until fluid is clean and all signs of contamination have been expelled. Stop engine and reconnect the return pipe. Make sure fluid level is correct (Check with engine running). To bleed system turn steering wheel to right full lock and hold for no longer than four seconds and then repeat for left full lock. Keep repeating until steering feels normal and the sound of the pump has become so low as to be unnoticed. Don't put water there again! Regards John
Posted on Oct 12, 2013
Testimonial: "Thank you for the reply.I did exactly that.The pump is not making any noise after the oil change. I drove to town after that everything seemed fine until I tried to to park at the shop. Power steering was almost completely gone. When I came back it worked again. And again same problem today.I thought it could be the belt that is slipping. The battery light also came on which should indicate that the belt driving the alternator is slipping.I checked them when I stopped at home. The funny part is that the alternator and power steering pump aren't driven by the same belt. The tension on both belts look fine. The oil also looks like it is circulating well. However it might be my imagination but when the sun shines into the bottle it a bit glittery as if very small metal shavings. I dipped my finger in to look at it on my finger couldn't see any sign of metal particals there. I suppose it could be just be how the oil looks. The oil also get very hot. Im not sure what the working temperature is."
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
1.It isn't a lower or upper ball-joint, lower ball-joint, nor tie-rod end. A lower ball-joint being bad, would make the front-end shake. Upper ball-joint, and tie rod ends being bad, would make steering erratic.
Sounds more like the problem is in the steering box. In all actuality, it almost sounds like the power steering pump wasn't changed. Are you sure it's a new, known, good pump?
Posted on Apr 10, 2009
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