156 JTDm Power Steering Fault, help pls
Car (05/55) has been to a repair shop for a replacement front bumper.Repair shop informed me that there is a problem with the power steering at low speeds, unrelated to the work that they have carried out. There was no indication of problems before they got their hands on it.
Regardless of that I have collected the car and sure enough the steering is unassisted at low revs, and only mildly assisted at high revs. Further investigations show that the PAS fluid is very thin and almost milky in appearance, and doesn't appear to be circulating (watched fluid in reservoir when operating sterring at mid revs). There's no loss of fluid.
Immediate thoughts are the pump is pooped (cost?), but why the milky fluid (air in there??)
Thanks in anticipation
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Last edited by rorystorm; 11-12-08 at 19:49.