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Re: help - power steering pump noise

e6941tb@ix.netcom.com wrote:
> Solomon Ngan wrote:
> >
> > Hi guys,
> > I really need some help here.  I've just purchased a re-built power
> > steering pump (I believe it is also called the hydraulic pump) from
> > Linda of Carlsen.  A non-audi shop installed it for me.  What happens
> > now is that it makes a lot of noise as soon as I touch the steering.
> > I remember some discussion about "fleeding" the hydraulic system.  Air
> > may be trapped.  The shop I went to does not know anything about it.
> >
> > When the shop called an audi dealership, they told him there is nothing
> > he can do.  It must be a defective pump.  I don't know that's true or
> > not.  Perhaps the dealership just does not want to help.
> >
> > With Carlsen's reputation, I do have some confidence in their product.
> > Linda said it is directly from factory.
> >
> > Is there any trick in installing the hydraulic pump ?
> They should've manually pre-filled the pump (prime it) with Pentosin
> before starting the car and running it dry. This is pretty typical
> screw-up for a corner shop. I have seen it happening twice on other
> people's cars. Sorry to tell you this, but the pump is probably history.
> Try to replace it under the warranty.
> As far as bleeding goes: there's nothing special to that. The sys bleeds
> itself during first several lock to lock turns of the wheel.
> Igor Kessel
> '89 200TQ

Hi Igor,
Is there any way to determine whether it's the pump before I take
further action ?