[200q20v] more info, was: steering wheel "pulses" at low
b.m.benz at prodigy.net
Thu Nov 8 23:29:59 EST 2001
Contrary to other opinions, IMO, the hi press hose, stock or made up, will
not cause the symptoms that you state.
I suspect that you have a failing pump, one or more of the six piston check
valves has failed or is not sealing, an internal leakage problem. The
resultant low and pulsating pump output volume would account for your low
> From: Peter Schulz <peschulz at cisco.com>
> Date: Thu, 08 Nov 2001 13:56:16 -0500
> To: 200q20v <200q20v at audifans.com>, quattro at audifans.com
> Subject: [200q20v] more info, was: steering wheel "pulses" at low speeds
> A bit more info....
> I've had the car for three years...and the previous owner replaced the hi
> pressure hose.
> The fact that this has started in the last 2 months has me stumped.
> At 01:17 PM 11/8/2001 -0500, Peter Schulz wrote:
>> Got a Q for the brain trust...
>> 1991 200 20v TQW wagon #1 sometimes has little power steering assist at low
>> speeds (I can sometimes hear groaning) and requires lots of strength.
>> At low speeds, I can feel "pulsing" in the steering while driving...NOT
>> It almost feels as if the pump belt is slipping, but revving the engine
>> does not increase the assist, and a check of the belt shows that it is snug.
>> The reservoir has plenty of Pentosin 11, the High Pressure hose from the
>> pump to the rack was replaced by the previous owner, accumulator was
>> replaced a year ago, and the pump shows no signs of leaking.
>> Peter Schulz
>> 1990 CQ
>> 1991 200 20v TQW indigo mica
>> 1991 200 20v TQW titanium grey
>> Chelmsford, MA USA
>> peschulz at cisco.com
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