Question about Volkswagen Passat
I have replaced the power steering pump on my 01 passat, did everything to bleed it and cant get the noise to go away, when I fire the engine the resivour fluid cavitates with tiny bubbles
Bleeding a power steering pump is just a matter of turning slowly lock to lock several times and keeping an eye on the fluid level in the reservoir.
Posted on Feb 15, 2014
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Before you replace the pump, check the filter located inside the oil tank. This filter cleans the oil before going to pump. REMEMBER that Audi uses a special oil!!! Not your normal power steering fluid! Mixing them could cause damage to the entire system!
Posted on Feb 05, 2009
SOURCE: whining noise in engine
Checking the level of the power steering is a good start. The pump is mechanical, driven by the serpentine belt, and cannot be turned off. Your steering may seem normal but if you let it go, low fluid can destroy the pump.
Posted on Jun 24, 2009
SOURCE: power steering fluid leak
Does it leak while not running or when it runs? If it leaks without running you may have a bad P/S pump, return line or a crack in the resevior. If it only leaks while running you probably have a blown pressure line or a return line rupture. You may have a bad steering rack. The pressure lines typically will rust through, the return lines typically crack or rub thru. Hope this helps you.
Posted on Oct 12, 2009
There is a tank under the hood with a STEERING WHEEL icon on it. DON"T OVERFILL and use only PENTOSIN
Posted on Apr 05, 2010
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Posted on May 29, 2013
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