Power Steering Groan

Mike Sylvester msylvester at verizon.net
Mon Jan 3 13:04:39 EST 2005


Unfortunately, that is the problem with the aftermarket hoses.
The inexpensive (that is a relative term) hoses all groan.
Shokan is not correct to say the problem is with your car, 
however there is no reason for them to give you a new hose since it will not help.

I used to buy these hoses from a place in MA.  They stocked 2 types.
The OEM for $180 and an aftermarket for $100.  I tried the $100 hose once.

I've also had a hose rebuilt, but they didn't install the restrictor as instructed.
I don't think they knew what I was talking about.

Mike Sylvester

I just installed a new high pressure hose on my 200q20v.  I think I  bled the 
system correctly by turning from lock to lock several times while the  front 
wheels were off the ground.
However, there is a distinct groaning sound from the PS system when the car  
is being driven.  Did I "bleed" the system incorrectly, or could my new  hose 
have something to do with this?
Also, My coolant warning light when off this evening.  It does not  appear to 
be due to low coolant level, as the reservoir is above the minimum  also, the 
temp gauge ran in its usual spot.  What else can set off the  light for the 
autocheck system?  Bad connection on my reservoir?   Failing MFTS?  Any other 
Tom Werner
Charleston, SC

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