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Power steering Hi guys, i have a 1998 golf 3. When i ride on a wet road or in rainy weather and make a turn my power steering doesnt work for a second or so then comes back. It almost like it jams for a second on in wet weather thou. What can cause this? Also if in standing still and turn the wheel full to either side it makes a continuous sqeeking noise. Can any assist me with this?

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  • MO786 Jul 11, 2008

    Thanks buddy, drive belt was loose :-) So it seems thats why it never pump proply.





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My best guess is that the drive belt to the hydraulic pump is loose / worn, and it slips when wet. Also the extra load imposed on the system by turning when stationary causes it to slip even when dry.

Check that first :-)

Hope this helps. If this "fixes ya", I'd appreciate a rating for my reply, If not, please delay the rating and add a comment with any extra info you have and I will try to think of something else.

Cheers, D
93 Golf, 96 Passat TD, 97 Sharan TDI

Posted on Jul 11, 2008

  • Richard Raynor Jul 11, 2008

    That was easy, Mo - and thanks for the rating!

    Cheers, D

  • Mike Lawrence
    Mike Lawrence Jun 10, 2012

    That's my first guess also.



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