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Power steering pump Question?

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by reptor245, Feb 20, 2013.

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    reptor245 Active Member

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    Hey guys. Ive got a A3 1.8T and need to figure out if my power steering rack is knackered or if its the power steering pump.
    Im getting a whining noise when i turn the steering wheel and the engine revs up a tiny bit but im not sure how to eliminate if its the steering rack or the actual pump that's noisy?
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    <tuffty/> Badger 5 Edition Staff Member Moderator

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    Check fluid level... low level causes this...

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    Lemon S3 Alex

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    What tuffty said, you may have the same problem as me and have a leak somewhere.
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    s3dave TFSI Hybrid

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    It could be a worn pump if fluids are ok.. same noise
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    JD09 I'm not modding, I'm improving

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    Ignore me, found another thread! Ah, the search function.
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