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    Default Power steering problem, already!!! Had the thing less than 24 ****** hours!

    Hi all, my sri 2.2 diesel has something wrong with the power steering, it works, well kinda, turns freely then gets hard, like it's intermitantly working, it's fine when you get the thing moving but feels wierd when stationary.

    Any ideas? Trying the check the fluid, but it's a cow to get to the reservior, but then thinking VX probably put it there cause it's a sealed unit, or maybe leaking?

    Any help would be great lads!

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    well dono about this your car but i had a vauxhall astra van and done same thing was my alternater they work eletric not a belt but dono with the 2.2 have you got a powersteering pump (that you can see) but im new here so could be well off try to help tho

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    It is an electric pump, not belt driven. I would check the fluid level. Take the bumper off, takes about 10 mins to get it off, it's not a sealed unit.
    Now I need a turbo to keep up!

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    cheers lads, now how to get the bumper off...

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    ask big stan he sounds like the man

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    Do you get the warning light (Steering Wheel and Exclamation Mark)? If so could point to the power steering pump and should be checked out. Checking the fluid though is a good place to start.

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    My brothers went like this it just went hard and notchy sometimes,he had to replace rack at it was leaking,might be best checking fluid

    Irmscher Insignia CDTI 130

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    No i dont get any warnings on the screen, really hope it isnt the rack!!

    Going to get the bumper off asap to check the level.

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    If your not getting the light check that the Knuckle that connects the column to the rack hasn't colapsed. I had this on a fiesta many moons ago

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    it's the rack!!!! Been out today and topped the fluid up, was about an inche below the minimum.

    while underneath i noticed the nice wet patch from the passenger side, joy!!

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