Howdy all, been a while since I've been around, I suppose that could be testament to the better reliability with the MK3?
Should be in my sig, but it's a Mk3 2008 2.0tdci galaxy.
Anyway, driving into work the other day and power steering fault popped up. Thankfully I'd had my wheetabix and managed to make it the rest of the way and back home, but it's not a pleasurable experience and I was looking for some pointers for a fix. I've checked the fluid levels and that all looks ok. Fluid is clear in colour and up to the correct level.
Things I've read so-far that it could be :
- blocked filter in the power steering header tank
- faulty pump
- knackered steering rack
As a start I thought I'd clean out the header tank and replace the pump - then saw the price of a pump. So think new header tank could be first up as a starter, I figure it's worth a try. I've also read that even if I do get a new pump, it needs coded to the car. Is this something DIY'able? Anyone done this before?
Thanks in advance all, one disadvantage of the car's being more reliable I guess is less people to share their experiences!