Volvo S60, 93kMiles, Year 2000. Steering Stiff

Discussion in 'Volvo S60' started by mcbrien410, Aug 23, 2009.

  1. mcbrien410

    mcbrien410 Guest

    Just the other day the power steering seemed about 10-20% stiffer than
    normal. Later it seemed normal again. The stiffness seems to come and
    go. Still easy to drive, nothing violent at all. Belt is fine, fluid
    level just right, no leaks. Has a 20 pence 'O' ring gone in the
    steering rack and going to cost me ££££££'s.

    Chris.
     
    mcbrien410, Aug 23, 2009
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  2. mcbrien410

    OUS Guest

    Obvious response would be the rack. Steering pump can also, but rarely,
    fail.

    Simple response; Check the air in the front tires. Low pressure increases
    steering effort. After tires warm up they add pressure decreasing effort.

    OUS


    Just the other day the power steering seemed about 10-20% stiffer than
    normal. Later it seemed normal again. The stiffness seems to come and
    go. Still easy to drive, nothing violent at all. Belt is fine, fluid
    level just right, no leaks. Has a 20 pence 'O' ring gone in the
    steering rack and going to cost me ££££££'s.

    Chris.
     
    OUS, Aug 23, 2009
    #2
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