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We got a td5 110 in ok condition. Everything works, but the power steering is lacking. There is no response from it, like driving without basically. So very heavy on standstill and slow speeds.

No noises or sounds when turning, No fluid loss. The fluid looks good.

Where should I start looking?

Any tips?

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There is apparently pressure in it. Ive bleed it and it sprayed quite a bit of fluid all over the place. opened the bleed screw to much :) So the pump should be running I guess.

Om my other td5 there is always a noise when holding the wheel at maximum turn. But this one is totally quiet.. Maybe that is something.

drain it and put new ATF in with a small amount of Lucas power steering additive. might be the pump seals gone.

Shouldn't there be a leak if the seal is gone? Or maybe its just gives bad pressure?

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  • 2 months later...

I replaced the Power steering pump. Simple job, one bolt needed a bit persuasion but thats all. I only needed to remove the fan and fan belt. Then I clamped the pipes  as close as possible to the pump, so I almost didn't loose any fluids.

Now it works prefect. Apparently it was like you guys suggested the seal inside the pump..

Thanks for all the help...


ps. Also replaced the front window seal.. quite straight forward job with the rope trick :)


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