I've posted this before but nothing really came of it.
About 6 months ago when it was quite hot, my wife borrowed the car and when she came back she was saying the car's steering was very heavy.
I took it out and sure enough it was heavy. But if you gave it some revs it would work absolutly fine.
So without revs it's tough and slight revs it goes light again.
After a few days, it went away. I drained all the fluid out and put new correct green mineral oil back in. It was fine.
Then in November we went to Carlisle for the wifes graduation. I had to turn round in a narrow lane. Reversed into a gateway of a field. Pulled out on full lock and it went stiff and has been like this since.
In the morning it works fine, by the time i've got down the road (2 min drive) it stops working again.
I'm not sure if this is the pump or the seals in the rack. There doesn't seem to be any leaks and the level isn't low.
I have a spare pump in the shed ready to go on. I don't want to do this though if it turns out to be the rack. I have heard that the pumps are vano pumps. So I assume theres a valve in there that could go wrong?
Please god help, I want working steering before my NYE in scotland lol