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Looky Looky power steering pump noisy.

I seem to have a noisy power steering pump, it doesn't increase with engine revs/or when the wheels are turned lock to lock just a constant metal to metal noise, at first i thought it could be something sinister under the cam cover,but when i checked the pumps oil level i found the oil light grey in colour and smells burnt.So has anyone got a secondhand pump and are they easy to fit.

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Re: power steering pump noisy.

I'd suggest changing the fluid first. If it smells burnt it's too old, but I would expect it to be black as well as smelly. I think it's worth trying a fluid change before changing the pump. Syphon the old stuff out of the resevoir, re-fill, run the engine for a bit, and then do the same again to get more of the burnt fluid out. There are some power steering fluids available that give improved lubrication for the pump, but I can't think of their brand names right now.
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