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During the last 3 days when I move the steering wheel from side to side I hear a ''squiking'' noise. Is it the steering wheel pump or something else? I have never changed the fluid in the system, since 2001 (68000 kms) but the can seems full. If yes can we save it?

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During the last 3 days when I move the steering wheel from side to side I hear a ''squiking'' noise. Is it the steering wheel pump or something else? I have never changed the fluid in the system, since 2001 (68000 kms) but the can seems full. If yes can we save it?
Tjis happened to my 156. Assuming theres nothing majorly wrong....ie- you dont feel anything wrong with the actual steering action, spray some wd40 on the steering column. Get the straw with the wd40 and get some right down at the floor where it joins whatever it joins (technical im NOT). This worked for me. Its been quiet for nearly 3months now.

I assume the bushes down there will be a bit dry. Let me know if it cures yours 👍
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Tjis happened to my 156. Assuming theres nothing majorly wrong....ie- you dont feel anything wrong with the actual steering action, spray some wd40 on the steering column. Get the straw with the wd40 and get some right down at the floor where it joins whatever it joins (technical im NOT). This worked for me. Its been quiet for nearly 3months now.

I assume the bushes down there will be a bit dry. Let me know if it cures yours 👍
No, everything except the noise is OK. My mechanic told me (on phone) that he has never changed a pump in a TS (and he has been an AR mechanic for many years).
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Πραγματικά.....ειναι ωραία εδώ 👍
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Not at all...feel free. I imagine we're by with the Greek now anyway 😂

I was just going on to say that its most likely just dry bushes rather than a pump. The summer over there has been going hard since April and its been reletively dry too so.....wd40 or some silicone grease should do the trick 👍
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I was just going on to say that its most likely just dry bushes rather than a pump. The summer over there has been going hard since April and its been reletively dry too so.....wd40 or some silicone grease should do the trick 👍
I did it, played with the wheel for a while in the garage, but I didn't drive the car. I will drive it tomorrow but in the meanwhile the noise didn't disappear. I concentrated and I can say it is coming from the front, and at the height of the wheels (not from the front wishbones, it is completely different).
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Today I visited my mechanic. He told me it is the steering wheel pump and he advised me to leave it as it is because it won't cause any other problem except this slight noise. In the internet I found out that the pumps are rather expensive (about 300 euros the original). When I looked for TRW (a brand I trust...more than the original), I bumped into that store which sells TRW remanufactured pumps for 167 euros. As you can see you can exchange it with yours and at last you have to pay only about 50 euros. Anyone with experience to these?
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