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W124 power steering noise at full lock?

Discussion in 'Suspension, Steering & Brakes' started by ShivaYash, Dec 8, 2012.

  1. ShivaYash

    ShivaYash Senior Member

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    Hello

    I've searched the web for more information on this but cannot find anything.

    My steering makes a noise, a sort of hum, at full lock, and the revs increase, ever so slightly.

    Is this normal? The front wishbones and bearings are new, I replaced them as they had seized.

    I realise changing the fluid is a pain but some advice on what colour it should be would be great. I have some Castrol ATF and will top up tomorrow should it be needed.
     
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    television Always remembered RIP

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    On full lock a relief valve has to open and quitre normaL:D
     
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    ShivaYash

    ShivaYash Senior Member

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    Many thanks - I am just being too fussy I guess, it makes a slight noise at the midpoint too. I'll have it properly checked out at the next service.
     
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    Perhaps change the aux belt if worn. Usually around £8 for an OEM part so not too bad.
     
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    ShivaYash

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    Will do - many thanks.
     
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    Mine starting to 'whine' quite badly when turning wheel. Happened about a year ago and steering got very heavy but I topped it up and it was grand.

    Thought I'd just do the same this time but fluid level is ok :(
     
    Last edited: Dec 12, 2012
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    ShivaYash

    ShivaYash Senior Member

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    That is annoying. Mine makes a slight noise at the mid point. Shall get it checked out.
     

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