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Author Topic: Power steering problem  (Read 12440 times)

Offline bigjeeze

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Power steering problem
« on: November 11, 2012, 10:54:56 AM »
Hi CHaps - Some advice please.

My power steering has started making strange noises on full right lock but not in any other position. It looks like it need s some fluid - but, where do I get it - I went to halfords the other day and it appears that of the three or four types available the one for the galaxy is twice the price of any other at a whopping £14.99 per litre. Is there an alternative cheaper product - and is that the liekly problem?  I recently ( about 5 - 6 months ago replaced the alternator inc pulley so I don't think that it is the cause. Also if the ps fluid is low - could it be leaking?
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Offline Chrispb

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Re: Power steering problem
« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2012, 01:41:28 PM »
personally for topping up I would use the cheapest ATF fluid, if the fluids gone down below the minimum would suggest a leak, albeit very small over a long period which should make itself evident, if the auxiliary belt/pulleys are dry just top up for now and keep an eye on the level until such time you can have a look underneath.
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Offline bigjeeze

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Re: Power steering problem
« Reply #2 on: November 11, 2012, 04:48:14 PM »
I'll give that a try for the moment then

Thanks Chris.
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Re: Power steering problem
« Reply #3 on: December 02, 2012, 07:14:11 PM »
Hi Guys

Topped up the Power steer fluid but still got a strange noise - The steering is working fine with no juddering or any other problems yet it still makes an annoying noise.

Any suggestions?
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Offline Mirez

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Re: Power steering problem
« Reply #4 on: December 03, 2012, 10:53:14 AM »
What kinda noise is it? It should make a higher pitch noise when its right at the end of its travel but that's about it - I take it it's not that noise?
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Re: Power steering problem
« Reply #5 on: December 03, 2012, 07:40:01 PM »
 My daughters Galaxy had a similar problem, it turned out to be the alernator pulley, which has some sort of clutch built into it. When she went onto full lock it would squeel.
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Re: Power steering problem
« Reply #6 on: December 04, 2012, 05:42:20 PM »
Mirez

the noise is similar to the normal end of travel noise but much much worse - and strangely only on right lock - However I can also hear it when the wheels are straight.  I don't think it likely to be the alternator pulley as it is less than 5 months old but I will double check that .
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Re: Power steering problem
« Reply #7 on: December 04, 2012, 09:02:11 PM »
could it be the tensioner bouncing?
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Re: Power steering problem
« Reply #8 on: December 13, 2012, 10:44:20 AM »
Hi Chaps

Due to an intense burst of activity (work) I haven't had an opportunity to look again at the noise on my Gal. Well I found the time yesterday and realised that the noise wasn't anything to do with the steering. It only appeared when the car started to move - either forwards or back. Anyway I took off the front O/S wheel and it turned out to be the disc shield had somehow become dented and was rubbing on the disc!. A qucik adjustment with a pair of pliers and I am a happy bunny once more!!

Thanks for all your helpful hints.

BJ
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Offline Chrispb

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Re: Power steering problem
« Reply #9 on: December 13, 2012, 11:50:14 AM »
Thanks for that BJ we can sleep easy now :)
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Offline Mirez

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Re: Power steering problem
« Reply #10 on: December 13, 2012, 12:20:34 PM »
Interesting, I had this exact problem in August - again, no idea how it had moved as its reasonably well protected but still. Good fix ;)
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With black leather interior, panoramic sunroof and bi-xenon headlights.
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Re: Power steering problem
« Reply #11 on: December 13, 2012, 07:45:35 PM »
had that on my lexus,common problem apparently on them.think its to do with heat and this in turn makes the plate buckle?
wonder if its the same on the gals?
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Re: Power steering problem
« Reply #12 on: December 13, 2012, 07:51:07 PM »
I doubt that Gregers - well at least not after 190k miles!!! ;D
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