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Power Steering?
#1
Hello all in Berlingo World lol,
I have a 02 multispace 18D which is my first Berlingo so that in mind I wanted to ask a general question,
Is the power steering on these heavy or is my motor on its way out as when I turn the steering wheel when I'm standstill it's like there's No power steering at all as it doesn't even make the straining noises that some cars make when u hit full lock, 

Now that said I can feel it does work a little when moving but only half a turn (180') after that it's really hard and I'm a big lad but even I struggle 

Please all thoughts welcome,
Cheers, Phil  Big Grin
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#2
Hi Phil does not sound right mate but to find the problem may be a process of elimination it could be anything from collapsed strut bearings to a worn pump.
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#3
Cool, I think I may change the pump first n see how I get on from there
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(22-04-2016, 03:22 PM)Phil Betts Wrote:  Hello all in Berlingo World lol,
I have a 02 multispace 18D which is my first Berlingo so that in mind I wanted to ask a general question,
Is the power steering on these heavy or is my motor on its way out as when I turn the steering wheel when I'm standstill it's like there's No power steering at all as it doesn't even make the straining noises that some cars make when u hit full lock, 

Now that said I can feel it does work a little when moving but only half a turn (180') after that it's really hard and I'm a big lad but even I struggle 

Please all thoughts welcome,
Cheers, Phil  Big Grin

I have same van
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#5
There a couple of things to try before you go replacing the pump. Have you jacked up the front to see if the steering turned freely?the steering knuckle is probably worth a look.also the lower ball joints can be worth a look.
And of course
the power steering fluid level. Good luck
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(24-04-2016, 08:15 AM)glastry Wrote:  There a couple of things to try before you go replacing the pump.  Have you jacked up the front to see if the steering turned freely?the steering knuckle is probably worth a look.also the lower ball joints  can be worth a look.
And of course
the power steering fluid level. Good luck

Hiya Glastry,
I have checked the fluid level and that's still on max with no sight of any leaks but I've not had it jacked up yet to check it as I wanted to see if there were any common faults with this before hand so I know what to look for as I'm off work next week and going to get this sorted,

Really appreciate your help n advice
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#7
As mentioned,check the lower steering column joint,just where it pops out of the bulkhead behind the engine, mine was getting really hard to turn at times,reached down from the d/side wing and sprayed with WD and the effect was amazing,did that a few days,1400/1500 miles,then put some oil on,spot on now mate ....
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(25-04-2016, 05:48 PM)ians_lingo Wrote:  As mentioned,check the lower steering column joint,just where it pops out of the bulkhead behind the engine, mine was getting really hard to turn at times,reached down from the d/side wing and sprayed with WD and the effect was amazing,did that a few days,1400/1500 miles,then put some oil on,spot on now mate ....

Superb ians_lingo I will defo give that a go firstly, 

Cheers for your help, really appreciate it!

Many Thanks,
Phil
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