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Re: Beating the PS pump...
On Tue, 28 Jul 1998, Jeffrey J. Goggin wrote:
> This happens because you're "beating" the power steering pump and running
> out of assist. It's common on the '85 through '87 cars and switching to
> Redline's synthetic PS fluid helps ... really, though, the only way to deal
> with it is to drive more smoothly, something that comes with practice and
> experience. After a while, I bet you don't even notice it (except on
> something like a nine-cone slalom, which is hopeless).
Hmm, I thought of this but upon further test drives it only hapens
in one direction and I can not reproduce the symptoms in other Audi 4kq's
that I have tried it on. This is only two others that I have tried
though. BUt the fact that it only hapens iin one direction, while turning
left I think, makes me think that I have a problem. WIll flushing and
replacing the filter cure this. I have Mobil 1, synthetic ATF in my
Garage that I planed on using.
Also, and things to look out for when flushing system. As I
understand it, drain it. Replace filter. Fill it. Crank engine a few
timres. fill, crank, fill, crank untill no diference. Start engine, let
idle for a bit. Stop fill, start car, drive, stop, fill agina. Done.
> Good luck with your project.
Thanks. I'll need it.
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