Folks, I've got some decent shudder going on in my EA. Before you say anything, yes I have searched the forums for "steering shudder" and found a few good suggestions BUT my problem is slightly different.
Since I got the car back from having the head and gasket replaced, there is a mean shudder when moving slowly and turning 'right'. Turning left it is there ever so slighty but when turning right, either moving into a car park say or coming out of one I really have to fight it, almost like I've got brakes on the power steering.
I've checked the fluid levels, all fine, red color, no burnt oil in here. This is a brand new power steering pump, only about a year old if that.
Now, my first conclusion could be the belts since they would have had to have been removed and replaced when working on the head. If they are loose, however loose, would they squeak at all, what kind of tension would I be expecting on them?
Other than that, any other suggestions? Would it have to do with the suspension at all in the right front of the car? The car drives straight enough, no vibrations at high speeds, pretty decent actually, so if it's just the belts then I'd save some large amounts of money as I was thinking of taking it to a suspension place to make sure.
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