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    Unhappy Power steering noise

    Hello everybody not sure if im in the right place or not.
    I have a vectra 2.2 cdx 2000(not sure if its a,b or c model) and have a problem with the power steering,just behind the fluid bottle there is a pump i beleive, when you turn the steering wheel there is a noise from it like a grinding sound also when i look in the bottle there is fluid which is bubbly like air is getting in,when i start the car up and turn the wheel the fluid level drops but returns once engine is off is this the pump and if so what am i lookin at in £££'s.
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    I've had two Veccy Bs and both times the pump sounded noisey - think it's just the way they are - bubbles could be air in the system or just the fluid being returned to the reservior - would expect the fluid to drop with steering on lock as more fluid is needed

    Vec Bs normally weep from the seals on the rack so if the fluid is staying on the marks as per handbook i wouldn't be to worried

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    i have run the engine to make the fluid drop topped it right to the top and put on the screw lid,i then turned the engine off and allowed the fluid to come out over the overfill hole and wiped up it has stopped the noise and the fluid seems to be at a decent level for now lets see it is still booked into the gargae on the 6th so watch this space.

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    Careful that you don't overfill or you may damage seals in the rack,pump etc...

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    hi would you suggest i take alittle out then stig?
    how high should the fluid be no markings like radiator bottle so unsure?

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    Markings are on the dipstick which is attached to the lid of the reservoir...

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