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Old 10-25-2004, 02:53   #1 (permalink)
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Power Steering Shudder

Has anyone experienced this at low speeds, parking etc? I have normal factory wheels. My EB2 used to do this as well. I cant believe Ford engineers havn't rectified this in the AU2!
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Old 10-25-2004, 07:39   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Power Steering Shudder

I haven't experienced shudder before. Does it happen at a certain point/range of your steering lock/travel or is it random?

Did you buy your car new or second hand? If you got it second hand then maybe the previous owner used to hold the steering wheel on full lock when turning tightly like so many people seem to do. If so, that could well have stuffed up something.
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My wife has a brand new Commode company car...........it does the shudder/vibe thing when turning at low speed or stationary. Well before full lock is reached..........within spec, nothing wrong they say!

NOT what I'd expect from a new car!
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Old 10-25-2004, 14:15   #4 (permalink)
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Turn the wheel slower!
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Old 10-25-2004, 17:46   #5 (permalink)
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Re: Power Steering Shudder

This is normal at low engine speed..It can also happen when power pulleys are fitted...
Check fluid level, if air is in line it can shudder, check for any kinks in power steering hoses...
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Re: Power Steering Shudder

It happens when turning off centre turning wheel slow or fast makes no difference,no hoses kinked (this would be difficult considering the pressure they hold). I don't hold it against the stoppers at full lock where pressures in excess of 100 psi are present
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It happens when turning off centre turning wheel slow or fast makes no difference,no hoses kinked (this would be difficult considering the pressure they hold). I don't hold it against the stoppers at full lock where pressures in excess of 100 psi are present
Both lines there is little pressure on return...
Flush with new fluid??....
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I did a little experiment and held the rev's in neutral at 2000 and the shudder goes away. I have a vague hunch it may be resistance related, worn bushes or something like that- dont know why at 54000 k's.
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Re: Power Steering Shudder

Like ebxr8240 said, it could also be caused by anything which restricts fluid flow in the system - low fluid level, leak(s), air in system, blockage/contamination in system faulty valves etc.
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