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citroen xsara steering not working replaced pump and sensor

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citroen xsara steering not working replaced pump and sensor and rack still stiff
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  Robert replied 3 years ago.

Hi..

Hopefully i can help..

Ok..considering you have basically replaced all that.. the Steering rack / Power steering pump..and the sensor i asume will be the pressure switch..doesnt really leave much to check...have you checked the fluid does circulate around in the reservior.would confirm the pump is indeed working..also checks made to the fluid lines,high pressure and return lines for possible blockages..by disconnecting both ends drain out fluid and blow compressed air through..check lines for possible damage..though unlikely it would be worth tracing them and ensure that hasnt occurred..also checking for seizure in the top suspension mounts//balljoints..you can check that by disconnecting the track rod end ball joints and then by hand move the hub..if it stiff or hard to turn then that will be the two areas to check..also another area often left out if the UJ joint on the steering column or uj that leads to the steering rack.check for seizure or binding in those..I do hope this helps..if you need to ask anything else or include anything further then just continue before you rate

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