Steering Rack

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Re: Steering Rack

Post by Shaun17 » Sun Jun 11, 2017 12:17 pm

White Exec wrote:Air in the hydraulic fluid can produce stiff and notchy steering, and lack of smooth power assistance.
Might be worth checking this out.
After driving the car for a short while (or running the engine and moving the steering wheel) dip a sample of LHM from the reservoir with a small clear container. Fluid should not contain bubbles, even microscopic ones.
Inoticed small air bubbles in the container but guys said they have bled the system sand replaced the pump.

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Re: Steering Rack

Post by Jan-hendrik » Sun Jun 11, 2017 10:35 pm

My guess is air is trapped somewhere and/or entering the system through the suction line to the pump.
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Re: Steering Rack

Post by White Exec » Mon Jun 12, 2017 5:49 am

That's something positive found. Check and carefully remake the hose connections at both ends of the pipe that links reservoir to pump. This is under suction, and air can get drawn in. If ordinary thick jubilee clips have been used, these are not perfectly circular, and can distort the pipework. Best to use thin worm-drive clips, or smooth circular clamp-type ones.

When bleeding the sustem, do it at the four brake calipers:
- Wheels off
- Engine running
- Continuous light pressure on brake pedal
- Bleed in this order: RR, RL, FR, FL
- Expect most of air and fluid to be taken from RR bleed screw, up to 1.5 litres
- Keep reservoir topped up throughout
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Re: Steering Rack

Post by Shaun17 » Sat Jun 17, 2017 6:16 pm

Well done everybody it was air in the system I get back my car back Monday On the road again.GreatThanks

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Re: Steering Rack

Post by White Exec » Sat Jun 17, 2017 6:57 pm

:P :P :P :P :P :P :P
Result! Well done, you.
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Re: Steering Rack

Post by Jan-hendrik » Sat Jun 17, 2017 11:02 pm

Air likely got into the system when the pump was replaced and bleeding it off must have been insufficient. Now let's see if you got the magic carpet ride back and if it stays that way. Good luck :D
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Re: Steering Rack

Post by Southerneruk » Thu Nov 30, 2017 2:23 pm

Another thing that could off cause this is a lose or bent rack. But I would go with the bubbles first. While your at it check the belt to.

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Re: Steering Rack

Post by Assich » Sat Dec 02, 2017 8:52 am

Easiest option is to remove rack and send away to be refurbished.

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