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I changed the radiator on my 156 2.5 last night and then ran it stationary until the fan kicked in to make sure everything was working alright. I then turned the steering wheel and it was stiff, vibrating and making a whining noise.

It was fine until last night. Any ideas as to what is after happening and how I can resolve it?
 

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Have you checked the fluid level?usually the whining noise indicates low fluid level though not sure why that would occur after changing the radiator unless something has been dislodge when you were working on the car. Any puddles under the car?
 

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Have you checked the fluid level?usually the whining noise indicates low fluid level though not sure why that would occur after changing the radiator unless something has been dislodge when you were working on the car. Any puddles under the car?
None, that I have seen. I'm not near the car now but i will check the levels when i can. The car has been sitting up since January now so I'm hoping to get it back on the road soon. Would lying idle for a while cause anything like that?

Any other suggestions?
 

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Have you checked the fluid level?usually the whining noise indicates low fluid level though not sure why that would occur after changing the radiator unless something has been dislodge when you were working on the car. Any puddles under the car?
Power steering fluid cooler line/radiator is sat in front of the radiator nice and snug on the 1.9JTD... I assume it's the same on the 2.5..

And PS fluid is pretty much the same colour as the coolant... Red puddle on the floor could be either at a glance!
 

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Power steering fluid cooler line/radiator is sat in front of the radiator nice and snug on the 1.9JTD... I assume it's the same on the 2.5..

And PS fluid is pretty much the same colour as the coolant... Red puddle on the floor could be either at a glance!


Thanks, I'll have a look. I shouldnt really have disturbed anything that would have caused it to leak though should I? What does the power steering fluid line look like? Is it one of the aluminium coloured pipes that clips on under the rad?
 

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I wonder if you've nipped one of the power steering pipes when changing the radiator. If you restrict steering fluid flow it will make it whine.
 

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One of the pipes is gushing fluid out of it. A small pin hole pumping it out at a mighty rate. I guess replacement is the only option? Anywhere I can get them cheaply?
 

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One of the pipes is gushing fluid out of it. A small pin hole pumping it out at a mighty rate. I guess replacement is the only option? Anywhere I can get them cheaply?
Or get the pipe off and take it to a hydraulic specialist for a repair.
 

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The guy I brought it to side it was too far gone to repair it. I don't know,maybe someone else could repair it. But is there any reason I can't just replace it with hydraulic hose and a couple of couplings? The dealer wants ?200 for a replacement kit ?
 

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As we've said, you should be able to get the right pipe from a hydraulics shop.

Power Steering Hose at AutoZone.com - Best Power Steering Hose Products for Cars, Trucks & SUVs

Put some pictures here that we can see what pipe is needed...


EDIT: I've put in 150 deg C , oil resistant , 20 bar pipe for my racer with an aftermarket cooler - It cost me the equivalent of 10GBP
http://www.alfaowner.com/Forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=333249&d=1400843691

The point I'm trying to make is that anything can work on the low pressure side, as long as you have a heat exchange in the flow - all will be good
 

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Which pipe is it you need? (What two components is the pipe attached to?)
 
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