505 STI Power Steering Woes
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    Tadpole
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    Default 505 STI Power Steering Woes

    I am having problems with the steering on my 505. The power steering recently decided to stop working and has developed a leak somewhere in the system.
    Now there is a great deal of wear in the steering and alot of play in the steering. Is there anyway to fix this or reason for the play in the steering.

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    Default 505 STi Power St. Woes.

    Quote Originally Posted by grace
    I am having problems with the steering on my 505. The power steering recently decided to stop working and has developed a leak somewhere in the system.
    Now there is a great deal of wear in the steering and alot of play in the steering. Is there anyway to fix this or reason for the play in the steering.
    Grace,
    I would without delay have a look at the coupling or "flector" on the steering column. The play caused by this may not have been obvious when the power steering was working. Of course other items on the steering will need checking.
    The problem with the lack of power steering. Is the oil reservoir empty? If so refill*, then starting at the reservoir/pump, check for hose leaks and tighten any hose clamps. Work your way down to the rack. Are any of the flexible or steel lines leaking? Do the "concertina" rack boots look bloated or punctured?
    If the last mentioned are so it will most likely need a rack overhaul.

    There are people who specialise in rack overhauls they may be cheaper than the main dealers.

    *Use the correct fluid, usually a combination auto trans power steering oil.

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