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Re: Power steering - '89 Audi 100

At 22:39 21.06.98 +0100, David Boyd wrote:

>I quite recently bought this auto. with a very leaky PS pump, which I
>with one from a salvage yard.
>But Increasingly now, power assistance fades to next to nought at slow speeds
>and heavy turns, eg., when parking, but is OK when engine speed increases.
>else seems normal - no leaks, belt recently replaced etc.
>Any suggestions - just a tired replacement pump ? bad bomb ? - though
again, no
>other brake etc. symptoms. All I can think of otherwise is that  I read
>somewhere on the list that the banjo connectors are not interchangeable
>different years of pumps, and I suppose I may have mixed these up when I
>the pumps.

>From my experience I can tell that a bad bomb does not affect steering
effort. My guess would be that either the pump is worn or it is a wrong
pump for your car. I know that these pumps were produced in various
pressure options. The output pressure is stamped on the label that is found
on the pump and the color of this label actually depends on the pressure as
well, I believe. Mine has red label, for instance.

Aleksander Mierzwa
Warsaw, Poland
87 Audi 5000CS turbo (mine)
88 Renault Medallion wagon (mom's)
91 mountain bike (just in case both cars broke at the same time :-)