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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-04-05, 04:01 AM
Paul S. Brown
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"Chunky" power steering on a Disco

Does anybody have any idea what would make the power steering on a Disco
feel chunky?

By this I mean that as you turn it you get periods of high assistance and
low assistance (although never to the extent that it feels like there's no
PS)

I've checked the fluid levels, and they're fine for just now. Any thoughts?

P.


 
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-04-05, 07:01 AM
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Re: "Chunky" power steering on a Disco

In message <ejc7i2-ldb.ln1@snoopy.intra.geekstuff.me.uk>
"Paul S. Brown" <usenet@geekstuff.tv> wrote:

> Does anybody have any idea what would make the power steering on a Disco
> feel chunky?
>
> By this I mean that as you turn it you get periods of high assistance and
> low assistance (although never to the extent that it feels like there's no
> PS)
>
> I've checked the fluid levels, and they're fine for just now. Any thoughts?
>
> P.


Check the power steering belt correctly tensioned, and
that it is not worn/damaged.

Richard

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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-04-05, 08:01 AM
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Re: "Chunky" power steering on a Disco

On or around Mon, 04 Apr 2005 09:59:27 +0100, "Paul S. Brown"
<usenet@geekstuff.tv> enlightened us thusly:

>Does anybody have any idea what would make the power steering on a Disco
>feel chunky?
>
>By this I mean that as you turn it you get periods of high assistance and
>low assistance (although never to the extent that it feels like there's no
>PS)
>
>I've checked the fluid levels, and they're fine for just now. Any thoughts?


check your balljoints.

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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-04-05, 10:01 AM
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Re: "Chunky" power steering on a Disco



beamendsltd wrote:
>
>>Does anybody have any idea what would make the power steering on a Disco
>>feel chunky?
>>
>>By this I mean that as you turn it you get periods of high assistance and
>>low assistance (although never to the extent that it feels like there's no
>>PS)
>>
>>I've checked the fluid levels, and they're fine for just now. Any thoughts?
>>
>>P.


U/Js.
 
post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-04-05, 11:01 AM
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Re: "Chunky" power steering on a Disco

njf>badger wrote:

>
>
> beamendsltd wrote:
>>
>>>Does anybody have any idea what would make the power steering on a Disco
>>>feel chunky?
>>>
>>>By this I mean that as you turn it you get periods of high assistance and
>>>low assistance (although never to the extent that it feels like there's
>>>no PS)
>>>
>>>I've checked the fluid levels, and they're fine for just now. Any
>>>thoughts?
>>>
>>>P.


UJs have been replaced recently - this happens even when moving the wheel
when the vehicle isn't in motion.

I'm going to check the belt to the pump later.

P.
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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-04-05, 12:02 PM
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Re: "Chunky" power steering on a Disco

On or around Mon, 04 Apr 2005 17:26:44 +0100, "Paul S. Brown"
<landies@geekstuff.tv> enlightened us thusly:

>njf>badger wrote:


>>UJs


The ones in the steering column...

>UJs have been replaced recently - this happens even when moving the wheel
>when the vehicle isn't in motion.


Try jacking both front wheels and turning the steering with the engine off.

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Re: "Chunky" power steering on a Disco

Paul S. Brown wrote:
> Does anybody have any idea what would make the power steering on a Disco
> feel chunky?
>
> By this I mean that as you turn it you get periods of high assistance and
> low assistance (although never to the extent that it feels like there's no
> PS)
>
> I've checked the fluid levels, and they're fine for just now. Any thoughts?


Sticky relief valve in the PS pump?

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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-05-05, 02:01 AM
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In message <d2rjcg$pg1$1@aspen.sucs.soton.ac.uk>
"njf>badger<" <"njf>badger<"@soton.ac.uk> wrote:

>
>
> beamendsltd wrote:


No I didn't!!!!!!!!!!!

> >
> >>Does anybody have any idea what would make the power steering on a Disco
> >>feel chunky?
> >>
> >>By this I mean that as you turn it you get periods of high assistance and
> >>low assistance (although never to the extent that it feels like there's no
> >>PS)
> >>
> >>I've checked the fluid levels, and they're fine for just now. Any thoughts?
> >>
> >>P.

>
> U/Js.


Richard
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