Thread Rating:
  • 0 Vote(s) - 0 Average
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Power Steering?
#1
Hello all in Berlingo World lol,
I have a 02 multispace 18D which is my first Berlingo so that in mind I wanted to ask a general question,
Is the power steering on these heavy or is my motor on its way out as when I turn the steering wheel when I'm standstill it's like there's No power steering at all as it doesn't even make the straining noises that some cars make when u hit full lock, 

Now that said I can feel it does work a little when moving but only half a turn (180') after that it's really hard and I'm a big lad but even I struggle 

Please all thoughts welcome,
Cheers, Phil  Big Grin
Reply
#2
Hi Phil does not sound right mate but to find the problem may be a process of elimination it could be anything from collapsed strut bearings to a worn pump.
[-] The following 1 user says Thank You to polar for this post:
  • Phil Betts
Reply
#3
Cool, I think I may change the pump first n see how I get on from there
Reply
#4
(22-04-2016, 03:22 PM)Phil Betts Wrote:  Hello all in Berlingo World lol,
I have a 02 multispace 18D which is my first Berlingo so that in mind I wanted to ask a general question,
Is the power steering on these heavy or is my motor on its way out as when I turn the steering wheel when I'm standstill it's like there's No power steering at all as it doesn't even make the straining noises that some cars make when u hit full lock, 

Now that said I can feel it does work a little when moving but only half a turn (180') after that it's really hard and I'm a big lad but even I struggle 

Please all thoughts welcome,
Cheers, Phil  Big Grin

I have same van
Reply
#5
There a couple of things to try before you go replacing the pump. Have you jacked up the front to see if the steering turned freely?the steering knuckle is probably worth a look.also the lower ball joints can be worth a look.
And of course
the power steering fluid level. Good luck
[-] The following 1 user says Thank You to glastry for this post:
  • Phil Betts
Reply
#6
Thumbs Up 
(24-04-2016, 08:15 AM)glastry Wrote:  There a couple of things to try before you go replacing the pump.  Have you jacked up the front to see if the steering turned freely?the steering knuckle is probably worth a look.also the lower ball joints  can be worth a look.
And of course
the power steering fluid level. Good luck

Hiya Glastry,
I have checked the fluid level and that's still on max with no sight of any leaks but I've not had it jacked up yet to check it as I wanted to see if there were any common faults with this before hand so I know what to look for as I'm off work next week and going to get this sorted,

Really appreciate your help n advice
Reply
#7
As mentioned,check the lower steering column joint,just where it pops out of the bulkhead behind the engine, mine was getting really hard to turn at times,reached down from the d/side wing and sprayed with WD and the effect was amazing,did that a few days,1400/1500 miles,then put some oil on,spot on now mate ....
[Image: smokingdog-1.gif]

Berlingo First,75bhp 1.6hdi,58 plate....225k and counting.
[-] The following 2 users say Thank You to ians_lingo for this post:
  • Phil Betts, zedhead
Reply
#8
(25-04-2016, 05:48 PM)ians_lingo Wrote:  As mentioned,check the lower steering column joint,just where it pops out of the bulkhead behind the engine, mine was getting really hard to turn at times,reached down from the d/side wing and sprayed with WD and the effect was amazing,did that a few days,1400/1500 miles,then put some oil on,spot on now mate ....

Superb ians_lingo I will defo give that a go firstly, 

Cheers for your help, really appreciate it!

Many Thanks,
Phil
Reply
#9
Just came across this thread from a search. My '04 2.0HDi (M59) with 114k miles steering has occasional problems while driving that feels something like the Power Steering is not 100% working so sometimes it's a bit stiffer to turn than other times. It can happen when driving slowy or fast. There are no fluid leaks that I can see, and I replaced the fluid in the reservoir in case it was simply getting old. The new fluid makes some difference so maybe a flush of the system would help but if so how's best to do that?
How does the power steering get activated, is there a solenoid or something? I'll take a look at the steering column joint mentioned above just in case.
Thanks
Reply


Forum Jump:


Users browsing this thread: 1 Guest(s)
[-]
Welcome
You have to register before you can post on our site.

Username:
  

Password:
  




[-]
Search
(Advanced Search)

[-]
Latest Threads
Recommend Socket Set
Last Post: evdama
Today 10:40 AM
» Replies: 6
» Views: 797
Indicator keeps blinking
Last Post: evdama
Today 10:37 AM
» Replies: 1
» Views: 155
Berlingo 1.6 hdi bad knocking/tapping
Last Post: polar
Today 10:28 AM
» Replies: 6
» Views: 219
Old member returning
Last Post: ffrenchie
Today 06:56 AM
» Replies: 2
» Views: 184
Wiring Diagram Berlingo M59
Last Post: Zion
Today 05:25 AM
» Replies: 1
» Views: 177
Cranks won't start no smoke
Last Post: Zweli
Yesterday 07:02 PM
» Replies: 2
» Views: 419
Corrosion on a B9?
Last Post: V6BOY
Yesterday 04:22 PM
» Replies: 7
» Views: 550
boot/trunk light not working
Last Post: densortefane
Yesterday 02:57 PM
» Replies: 1
» Views: 247
Stereo/CD up-grade?
Last Post: Sumo278
Yesterday 01:28 PM
» Replies: 2
» Views: 707
Coolant leak from back of engine
Last Post: Gadgetman
Yesterday 01:18 PM
» Replies: 10
» Views: 1478

[-]
Recent Visitors
Locations of visitors to this page